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Commissioners condemn attacks against Ukraine; strongly endorse severe economic sanctions and stringent export controls on Russia by the United States and other countries
Contacts: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County Government
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on March 8, 2022, condemning attacks and aggression against Ukraine by Russia and declaring solidarity with Ukraine, its citizens and supporters throughout the world. In doing so, the board joins with individuals and organizations across Summit County and the State of Colorado committed to productive and nonviolent strategies for dealing with conflict, dispute and disagreement and enacting economic sanctions against Russia.
“You may have seen the story on the news about a premature baby that no longer has access to the hospital in Ukraine. That story hits very close to my heart and I feel for the families in Ukraine that are suffering as a result of Russian attacks,” Commissioner Tamara Pogue said. “The Board of County Commissioners aspires for peace in Ukraine and stands ready to welcome and support any refugees that may arrive in our county and state as a result of the invasion.”
Since the commencement of the invasion, the Russian military has conducted multiple bombings and attacks across Ukraine, indiscriminately killing and injuring civilians as well as inflicting terror on millions of people. The Russian invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked and unwarranted in violation of international peace and security agreements and the attacks have been strongly condemned by the United States, NATO, the United Nations and other democratically elected global leaders. The State of Colorado is promoting financial sanctions against Russia and Russian businesses, and Summit County is joining other counties in doing the same.
In condemning Vladimir Putin's violent attack on the people of Ukraine, and strongly endorsing severe economic sanctions and stringent export controls on Russia, the Board of County Commissioners supports the continued divestment from all Russian businesses or state-owned companies by the Summit County Treasurer’s Office.