Moray Council to observe minute silence marking one year of Russian invasion of Ukraine
The Leader of Moray Council, Councillor Kathleen Robertson, has issued a message of solidarity with the Ukrainian people as the council prepares to observe the national minute silence marking the one year anniversary of the war.
The silence at 11am on Friday 24 February 2023 will recognise the struggles of Ukrainian forces and citizens, and remember those who have lost their lives.
Moray Council currently supports 126 Ukrainian refugees – 82 adults and 44 children – across the region and recognises the sacrifices made by those remaining in Ukraine and those who have come to Scotland.
Cllr Robertson said: “I encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on Russia’s war against Ukraine, which is causing immense human suffering and destruction. We continue to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and the brave citizens battling on with daily life there. Our thoughts are with all those affected.
"I also want to thank the people of Moray who have shown incredible generosity by sending aid to Ukraine and great kindness in welcoming Ukrainians displaced by the invasion into our homes and community."
Moray Council will continue to fly the flag of Ukraine from its headquarters building.