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Ministers respond to situation in Ukraine

24 February 2022

lyndon farnham

The Deputy (Acting) Chief Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, has issued the following statement: 

"The images we are seeing in Ukraine today are deeply disturbing and Jersey Ministers and officials are closely monitoring developments.    
"We want to do all we can to help Ukrainian nationals who are living in Jersey, so we have tasked a small group of officers to support them directly. Officers have already been in touch with several families and any others who require advice or assistance can email where officers are waiting to respond with the relevant information.
"There is an existing immigration route to allow Ukrainian nationals who are immediate family members (spouses, children, dependent parents) of British nationals to come to Jersey.
"We are fully alongside the United Kingdom in its condemnation of this aggressive action, and we will act promptly in line with the UK’s response. The UK is ultimately responsible for our foreign relations as a matter of international law, and we implement both U.K. and UN sanctions. 
"Any new asset-freeze designations will take effect immediately, which means any related funds or economic resources held in Jersey must be frozen without notice and without delay. We will publish a notice on the Jersey Gazette with further details as soon as these become available. We also stand ready to swiftly implement any additional prohibitions which the UK government might announce later today."

The Deputy Chief Minister will be leading briefings tomorrow and further updates will follow.

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