“to allow the Russian Federation to participate, remotely or in person, in such discussions would be an insult to our Ukrainian friends and partners.” Mairi Gougeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands
Irn Bru have cut their ties with Russia. Huge drinks giant Coca Cola continues its trade there.
” We all have a moral duty right now to consider what else we can do to try to stop Putin’s aggression, including via economic action.” Kate Forbes
“Having travelled in and enjoyed Ukraine relatively recently I’m not sure I can rely on rationalism for what I’m writing here”
“History in Europe tells us that dictators, such as Napoleon, Hitler or Putin are not particularly interested in the fate of their own people & armies, or the chaos, damage, destruction wreaked on the invaded countries. “
If TotalEnergies continues its operations in Russia will Orkney Islands Council demand its removal from the development in Orkney’s seas?
No Entry to UK Ports for Russian flagged, registered, owned, controlled, chartered or operated vessels
The UK Government Transport Minister, Grant Shapps, has written to all UK ports today, 28th February, asking them not to provide access to any Russian flagged, registered, owned, controlled, chartered or operated vessels.
As the Sovcomflot owned oil tanker NS Champion continues on its journey to Flotta Orkney, ordinary folk feel helpless in what they can do. In not a good way Orkney is making the national news.
In 1974 a group of East Kilbride factory workers refused to work on Rolls Royce engines used in planes of the Chilean Dictator Pinochet.
The largest demonstration Orkney has possibly seen in decades took place today, 26th of February when ordinary Orcadians came out to show their solidarity with the people of Ukraine.