Hinckley and Bosworth stand in unity and solidarity with the people of Ukraine at this time.
To show our support, the Ukrainian flag is being flown at the council offices and at Argents Mead, and a candlelight vigil has also been held with hundreds of local people attending.
Council Leader, Cllr Stuart Bray has also released a statement.
“Following the dreadful news that Russia has invaded Ukraine we want to reassure Ukrainian nationals and those of Ukrainian descent of our ongoing support and stand ready to support a government refugee scheme.
“We support Ukraine as a sovereign, self-governing state and hope that the situation will be resolved soon. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the conflict.”
The government has issued guidance for when guests arrive in the UK and what needs to be completed in the first week of arrival:
Welcome pack - in English, Ukrainian and Russian:
- Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (PDF) (GOV.UK)
- Guide in Ukrainian for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (PDF) (GOV.UK)
- Guide in Russian for Ukrainians arriving in the UK (PDF) (GOV.UK)
Visa support - or family members of British nationals in Ukraine, and Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and the UK:
For anyone wanting to contact family or friends in Ukraine, BT, EE and O2 are making calls, texts, and data to and from the region free or removing roaming charges. Check with your phone provider for details.
Last updated: 27/05/2022 11:02