28 February 2022

Ukraine situation: a message from Aberdeenshire Council Leader Cllr Andy Kille

As the distressing situation in Ukraine continues, Leader of Aberdeenshire Council Cllr Andy Kille has underlined the council’s support for those affected. And with the area home to a range of nationalities, he is also calling for the ongoing respect for all those living and working in Aberdeenshire.

Cllr Kille said: “Aberdeenshire is and always has been a welcoming place. Ours are communities of respect, inclusion and tolerance.

“Aberdeenshire is home to people from across the globe and this is something that we should all be proud of and be active in fostering. It is important that we all speak up wherever we see that inclusive approach being challenged, under any circumstances.

“I speak for everyone within the Council when I say we stand firmly in support of the Ukrainian people, who are experiencing the most unimaginable fear.

"At the same time we recognise that global events are happening against the will of a great number of Russians, and it is my most sincere hope that those who live and work in Aberdeenshire are given the respect they deserve.”