Sarah Champion: UK 'must step up' for Ukraine after Russia invasion

Sarah Champion: UK 'must step up' for Ukraine after Russia invasion

By Gareth Dennison | 24/02/2022

Sarah Champion: UK 'must step up' for Ukraine after Russia invasion
Sarah Champion speaking about the Ukraine plight in the Commons this week

ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion called for the UK to “step up” and support Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.

Ms Champion, chair of the International Development Select Committee, said: “I’m horrified by the invasion and wish we had done more to prevent it when we had the chance.

“Russia’s actions are already causing suffering for ordinary Ukrainian citizens, and the potential humanitarian ramifications of this invasion are enormous.

“The UK must step up. We must support Ukraine. And we must do this through immediate humanitarian support.

“The prime minister told the House of Commons on Tuesday that the UK would provide development finance to Ukraine at this time of need.

“We need to see the detail of what this means in practice, support needs to be swift, not just promises. We must not falter in supporting our Ukrainian friends at their time of need.”