Local MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency, Fiona Hyslop, spoke in the Scottish Government’s Debate: Marking One Year of War Against Ukraine, on Thursday 23rd February.
During the debate Ms Hyslop reflected on the war and echoed calls for a Special International Tribunal to prosecute Russian leadership for crimes committed since the Russian invasion began on 24th February 2022.
Speaking after the debate Fiona said:
“As we mark the first anniversary of the illegal Russian invasion of the internationally recognised sovereign territory of Ukraine, we must all take this opportunity to recommit our support to the people of Ukraine.
“Russia’s war against Ukraine is an assault not only on the people of Ukraine but of their culture and history. As the war continues, we see more attacks on Ukrainian cultural objects in an attempt to erase the history of the Ukrainian people.
“We must act as one international community to condemn the acts of Russia and I echo the calls we heard from the European Parliament that we must create a special international tribunal to hold Russian military and political leaders to account for the crimes against humanity that have been committed during this conflict.
“The people of Scotland stand with the people of Ukraine and while we have no military might to offer, we extend our care and compassion for the Ukrainian people in our homes and the might of our belief that their culture matters and this is something we will continue to stand for as we call for an end to this illegal war.”