Submission Documents: By Councillor Susan Aitken:- "Council unreservedly condemns the unprovoked war of aggression by the Russian Federation on the nation and people of Ukraine and expresses particular horror at indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets such as hospitals, which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of ordinary Ukrainian citizens, including children, as well as the Ukrainian and Russian soldiers killed in the fighting. Council notes the extraordinary courage and determination of the Ukrainian people in resisting the attack on their country and expresses its solidarity with them and full support for their right to assert and defend their sovereignty, independent nationhood and right to self-determination. Council further expresses its solidarity with and deepest sympathy for Ukrainian citizens living in Glasgow and asks citizens of Glasgow to show their support the Ukrainian community-led vigils in George Square and at the Russian consulate in Edinburgh if they are able to do so. Council further notes the bravery of Russians who have spoken out against the war, at considerable cost to their own safety. Council notes that an estimated 3 million Ukrainians have been displaced from their homes by the war and are seeking refuge across Europe; further notes the Scottish government's proposal to become a 'super-sponsor' of 3000 refugees; resolves that Glasgow will play our full part in providing sanctuary and support for Ukrainians arriving in Scotland; and instructs the Chief Executive to continue engagement with government, COSLA and third sector partners to this end. Council urges the UK government to remove every possible barrier to Ukrainian refugees reaching Scotland and to provide adequate resources for services to ensure that the right kind of support is available to meet the particular individual and family needs of those arriving here. Council further supports calls upon the UK Government to work with bilateral and multilateral partners to ensure the Ukrainian people and government have all their resources at their disposal for their country's self defence, including consideration of the cancellation of all of Ukraine's foreign debts. Council notes and commends the decision of the City Administration Committee of 10 March 2022 to donate 20,000 from Glasgow City Council to the Disasters Emergency Committee to fund its member charities' UK-based activities, in recognition of the considerable strain the crisis in Ukraine is placing on the resources of these charities. Council further notes the unanimous decision of the City Administration Committee of 24 February 2022 to immediately suspend Glasgow City Council's twinning arrangement with the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don and for an options paper to be brought to a future CAC. Council reaffirms its support for and belief in the power of international city-to-city friendships; believes that a twinning relationship with a Ukrainian city could provide a route for Glasgow to provide support and assistance as Ukraine seeks to rebuild places and lives following the destruction and trauma of war; and instructs the Chief Executive to include options for a future twinning arrangement with a Ukrainian city to be included in the paper to come to CAC." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission By Councillor Susan Aitken:- "Council unreservedly condemns the unprovoked war of aggression by the Russian Federation on the nation and people of Ukraine and expresses particular horror at indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets such as hospitals, which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of ordinary Ukrainian citizens, including children, as well as the Ukrainian and Russian soldiers killed in the fighting. Council notes the extraordinary courage and determination of the Ukrainian people in resisting the attack on their country and expresses its solidarity with them and full support for their right to assert and defend their sovereignty, independent nationhood and right to self-determination. Council further expresses its solidarity with and deepest sympathy for Ukrainian citizens living in Glasgow and asks citizens of Glasgow to show their support the Ukrainian community-led vigils in George Square and at the Russian consulate in Edinburgh if they are able to do so. Council further notes the bravery of Russians who have spoken out against the war, at considerable cost to their own safety. Council notes that an estimated 3 million Ukrainians have been displaced from their homes by the war and are seeking refuge across Europe; further notes the Scottish government's proposal to become a 'super-sponsor' of 3000 refugees; resolves that Glasgow will play our full part in providing sanctuary and support for Ukrainians arriving in Scotland; and instructs the Chief Executive to continue engagement with government, COSLA and third sector partners to this end. Council urges the UK government to remove every possible barrier to Ukrainian refugees reaching Scotland and to provide adequate resources for services to ensure that the right kind of support is available to meet the particular individual and family needs of those arriving here. Council further supports calls upon the UK Government to work with bilateral and multilateral partners to ensure the Ukrainian people and government have all their resources at their disposal for their country's self defence, including consideration of the cancellation of all of Ukraine's foreign debts. Council notes and commends the decision of the City Administration Committee of 10 March 2022 to donate 20,000 from Glasgow City Council to the Disasters Emergency Committee to fund its member charities' UK-based activities, in recognition of the considerable strain the crisis in Ukraine is placing on the resources of these charities. Council further notes the unanimous decision of the City Administration Committee of 24 February 2022 to immediately suspend Glasgow City Council's twinning arrangement with the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don and for an options paper to be brought to a future CAC. Council reaffirms its support for and belief in the power of international city-to-city friendships; believes that a twinning relationship with a Ukrainian city could provide a route for Glasgow to provide support and assistance as Ukraine seeks to rebuild places and lives following the destruction and trauma of war; and instructs the Chief Executive to include options for a future twinning arrangement with a Ukrainian city to be included in the paper to come to CAC.".

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