Labour Movement Stands with Ukraine

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Costs: Free

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2LW

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is organising a public meeting in London on Tuesday 21 February to mark one year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The ‘Ukraine Solidarity Rally’ will call on the British labour movement “to build renewed and expanded solidarity with Ukraine’s resistance; with Ukraine’s labour movement in their fight for independence; to defend workers’ rights, human rights and democracy; and for a more just and democratic post-war reconstruction”.

“A democratic, lasting peace for Ukraine requires the defeat of Russia’s brutal imperialism,” says the USC’s statement on the gathering. “We stand with Ukraine’s military resistance to Putin’s war, and with the anti-war resistance in Russia.

“We demand the immediate withdrawal of all Russian troops from all of Ukraine; the right for all refugees and displaced persons to return in conditions of safety; for justice for the war crimes.

“We demand governments increase military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine so it can win more quickly, with less suffering.”

The long line-up of speakers includes a host of Ukrainian and British union leaders plus Labour MPs John McDonnell and Nadia Whittome.

Full details and how to register are available from the USC website.

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2LW


See also: ‘Solidarity with the People of Ukraine’,
and ‘Ukraine Starmer & the Left’ by Will Brown.