The Governments of Guernsey and Jersey stand alongside the UK and the wider international community in their condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the suffering being inflicted on the Ukrainian people.
- have provided financial contributions to international humanitarian aid efforts;
- are doing all they can to help the Ukrainian nationals who are living in the Islands;
- are working with the UK authorities as visa eligibility routes are widened by the UK to facilitate family reunification;
- fully support, have implemented, and will continue to implement, all UK and UN sanctions deployed in response to Russia’s actions.
Further details of the response of the two Governments to the unfolding crisis in Ukraine can be found on their respective websites.
Guernsey: see the dedicated webpage on the Ukraine crisis https://www.gov.gg/ukraineresponse. This contains links to press releases covering the above topics. See also the statement made to the Guernsey States Assembly (parliament) on 11 March 2022.
Jersey: see in particular the statement on 1 March by the Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, given in the States Assembly; the press release of 4 March concerning the Government’s contribution of £1 million to the Island’s Ukraine effort; and the press release of 7 March about the approval of funding of up to an initial £250,000 to support Ukrainian nationals who may be eligible, through family connections, for a visa to come to the Island.