Suggested wording on Ukraine, February 2022

Amended version passed by Nottingham East CLP 25/2/22

We oppose the Russian state’s invasion of Ukraine. We oppose Russia’s war and demand Russian troops leave Ukraine.

Ukraine has the right to self-determination and the right to defend itself.

We oppose any attempts by Russia to force Ukraine to sign political agreements which would undermine Ukraine’s right to govern itself.

We do not support NATO troops going into Ukraine but this war is not being being waged by NATO. We support the Labour Party today stating it favours “doing all we can to help Ukraine defend herself. By providing weapons, equipment, and financial assistance, as well as humanitarian support for the Ukrainian people.”

We support our MP, Nadia Whittome, asking in parliament for us to welcome any refugees from this brutal war which is already thousands and may end up with millions displaced.

The war is being waged by Russian imperialists. Putin’s regime is responsible for this war.

We support the anti-war left in Russia, defend those arrested in Russia for taking action against the war, and support Ukrainian internationalists.

We support the demonstration called by Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign at noon tomorrow [26/2/22] outside Downing Street with John McDonnell and Clive Lewis MPs speaking.

We agree to request permission from Region to affiliate to the Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign and urge everyone to attend the demonstration on Sunday at the Brian Clough Statue at noon following the two successful demonstrations held there this week. 


Amended version passed by Calder Valley CLP:
Defend Ukraine, oppose Russian imperialism
We oppose the Russian state’s troop build-up on Ukraine’s borders and the threat to
invade.
Ukraine has the right to self-determination and the right to defend itself.
We oppose any Western governments’ attempts to appease Russia by forcing Ukraine
to sign political agreements which would undermine Ukraine’s right to govern itself.
The major threat to peace is not NATO, it is Russian imperialism. In the event of war
we will support Ukraine’s self-defence and promote protests which aim to end Russian
warmongering.
We support the anti-war left in Russia and Ukrainian internationalists.
We agree to affiliate to the Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign

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