Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Paul Stevens, provides a message below on the current state of affairs in Ukraine;
“As Mayor I thought I would never see a war in Europe.
The images of fellow Europeans fleeing their homeland to safety in Poland, Hungary and Romania is truly shocking.
I spoke to a friend yesterday who had been on holiday to Kyiv over recent years, and he was saddened to see the streets empty over the weekend as the residents sheltered from attacks.
I fully endorse and agree with the comments of Cllr David Hitchiner Leader of Herefordshire Council which he made at Cabinet last Friday.
In a small symbol of solidarity the front of the Town Hall will be lit up in Yellow and Blue from this evening (2nd March).
If you can please donate to the various aid groups that are popping up across the City and County, often set up by Ukrainians who have chosen to make our City and County their home.”
- Cllr Paul Stevens,Mayor of Hereford