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Vigil to show solidarity with Ukraine to be held

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02 March 2022

Ukraine flag alongside the Union Jack

As a show of solidarity and support to the people of Ukraine, North Northamptonshire Council will be holding a peaceful and public vigil outside the Corby Cube at 7.00pm on Thursday 3 March.

The outdoor vigil will be an opportunity to provide a moment of quiet reflection for those affected. 

North Northamptonshire Council has previously condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and continues to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

At a meeting of the Council on Thursday, 24 February, Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council moved a motion speaking out against the act of aggression in Eastern Europe.

North Northamptonshire Council unreservedly condemns the unprovoked aggression of Russia in invading the Ukraine and stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and supports the British Government in its diplomatic and economic measures against the Russian State.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

The motion was seconded by the Labour Group and supported by the Green Alliance, giving cross-party support.

The vigil is being held in the public space adjacent to The Corby Cube (south side, nearest Westcott Way). There will be opportunities to light candles, but space will be limited so the Council are recommending using the torch on a mobile phone to join in the vigil which is less dependant on space and weather conditions.

The Cube has been chosen by NNC as it is the heart of North Northamptonshire’s democratic decision making and to symbolise the democracy which is under attack in Ukraine.

For anyone wishing to support those in Ukraine, the BBC has published an article on how people can help, including how to donate to charities.