The Yorkshire Party strongly condemns the actions of Russia in their unprovoked attack on the people of Ukraine.
As a Party we support the free will of all people to democratic freedom and rule of law and the actions of Russia to subvert this process by force in Ukraine is unacceptable.
The Yorkshire Party supports the Government and our country's international partners in demanding Russia ends this violence immediately.
The Government must introduce strong, broad, punitive sanctions against the Russian state and all individuals and organisations connected with it, denying them access to finance, assets, data and travel. Unprovoked aggression cannot go unpunished. At such a time of international crisis, deeds are demanded even more than words.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those that are affected.