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Statement from Guernsey's Deputy Chief Minister on events unfolding in Ukraine

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Friday 25 February 2022

Statement from Deputy Heidi Soulsby, Deputy Chief Minister, said:

'What is happening in Ukraine is deeply concerning. We are aligned with the UK in standing with Ukraine as this harrowing situation unfolds.  Our thoughts go out to all those impacted, including Guernsey residents with friends and family in the country. I also welcome the initiative by the Guernsey Church leaders to hold a special service on Sunday at 4pm to give islanders the opportunity to show their support.

'Guernsey follows the UK's sanctions regime and UK foreign policy, and will continue to do so.  Some of the announced measures will apply automatically and this has already been communicated to industry.  Some of the other sanctions announced yesterday may require new legislation in the UK and, if so, the States will move in step with the UK to ensure that all new sanctions will apply and be enforced uniformly.

'Separately, senior officers within the States have been examining various issues that could impact us as a result of current events, to ensure we are as prepared as possible. This includes engaging with stakeholders and partners across supply lines, the finance sector and cyber security. While no immediate risks have been identified, we will continue to work on our preparedness and monitor events on a daily basis as they evolve.'

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