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Russia: Ukraine

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6471, tabled on 28 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Russian forces have attacked a nursery school and an orphanage in Ukraine; and what steps, if any, they are taking in response to the reported attacks.

Answered on

14 March 2022

Ukraine has suffered horrific attacks, missiles and air strikes which have torn through apartment blocks. Innocent people including children have lost their lives. Russia's actions are a clear violation of international law and the UN Charter, and show flagrant disregard for its commitments under the Budapest Memorandum and the Minsk Agreements.

We have pledged £395 million of aid, which includes £220 million of humanitarian assistance, providing Ukrainians with access to basic necessities and vital medical supplies. The funding will help aid agencies respond to the deteriorating humanitarian situation, creating a lifeline for Ukrainians with access to basic necessities. UK Government humanitarian experts have also deployed to the region to bolster the UK's support to countries receiving those fleeing the violence in Ukraine.