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Cambridge stands in solidarity with Ukraine on the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion

22 February 2023

Ukraine flag flying above the GuildhallCAMBRIDGE City Council will join the local community in marking the one-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, by raising the Ukraine flag and lighting up the Guildhall on the market square in the colours of the Ukraine flag over the weekend.

Since the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February last year, 240 Cambridge households have opened their homes to people from Ukraine, and more than 500 people from Ukraine have been welcomed into the city through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

From Thursday 23 February to Sunday 26 February there are a number of events taking place to mark the anniversary:

Cllr Mairéad Healy, Executive Councillor for Equalities, Anti-Poverty and Wellbeing, said: “I’m sure that people from Ukraine will find the coming days difficult, with the anniversary on Friday being a particularly sensitive time. We want you to know that Cambridge stands in solidarity with you.

“I want to thank everyone who has played a part in welcoming people from Ukraine to Cambridge in the past year – whether as hosts through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, by supporting community group projects to help people settle in locally, or simply by being warm and welcoming. This weekend gives another opportunity for us to show our support for the people of Ukraine, by attending any of the events taking place in the city.

“Anyone who would still like to find out about becoming a host – it’s not too late. Visit to find out more.”

Find out more about support for people from Ukraine.