- The ALBA Party condemns Russian military action in Ukraine
Commenting ALBA Westminster Group Leader Neale Hanvey MP said:
“Just as we condemned the recognition of the breakaway republics we condemn today’s Russian military invasion of Ukrainian sovereign territory.
"We now have a hot war in Europe. The economic consequences are already severe , the human cost will be incalculable and there is the danger of ever further escalation.
"However challenging, we need a renewed drive to secure the peace led by the United Nations. The framework for dialogue should be to return to the Minsk Accords to reclaim Ukraine’s territorial integrity taking full account of all security considerations.
"The overwhelming and absolute priority must be to stop the guns shooting, establish a cease fire and then through dialogue return peace to Europe.”