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The Ukrainian national flag has been raised in Horsham town centre.

Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr David Skipp and Chief Cllr Jonathan Chowen hoisted the flag yesterday in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion.

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Cllr Skipp said: “The unimaginable suffering of the Ukrainian people is at the forefront of our minds. I hope that by raising the flag we will convey our support to the Ukrainian people and show that we stand with them, demonstrating our respect for their country and our sympathy for its plight as they bravely fight for their freedom, their future and their sovereignty.”

Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr David Skipp and Chief Cllr Jonathan Chowen hoisted the flag yesterday in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion.

Cllr Chowen added: “I am proud that the district of Horsham is a diverse and welcoming community and our hearts go out to everyone affected by the conflict in Ukraine at this frightening and uncertain time. We will play our part in helping in any way we can as more information becomes available on the support offered by the government.

Horsham District Council said it is committed to working closely with refugee and community groups, together with West Sussex County Council, which leads refugee resettlement in our area, to make everything in its power to help.