We stand with Ukraine
Joint statement from Cllr Eddie Johnson, Chairman of Essex County Council and Cllr Kevin Bentley, Leader of Essex County Council:
“The people of Essex stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, here and across the world, in our outrage and condemnation of this illegal war.
“Essex will offer support in whatever way we can. Our thoughts and prayers are with the brave people who have stayed to oppose this illegal occupation, and their families, many of whom have become refugees in the past few days.
“County Hall in Chelmsford has been lit in the colours of the Ukrainian flag in a public display of our unity with them.”