Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Inclusion, Cllr Neghat Khan, said:
“Ours is a welcoming city and, with our partners from across the city and county, we will always aim to provide refuge to those in need. Our hearts go out to those who are fleeing Russia’s invasion of their home country and we stand ready to welcome them and support them.
“We work closely with organisations in the voluntary sector who offer vital support to new arrivals in our city in whatever way they can. We are working closely with our Ukrainian community and the Nottingham Ukrainian Cultural Centre to help prepare for the arrival of people from Ukraine and ensuring that they remain safe during their time in our city.
“We are also mindful that we have many other communities in the city and we want to ensure we continue to provide what support we can to all communities. In particular, our statement and actions in relation to the war in Ukraine are as a result of the actions of the Russian regime and we want Nottingham to continue to be a safe and welcoming community to the Russian community who have chosen to make the city their home.”