Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say they “support” the people of Ukraine and call on world leaders to join them in opposing “Putin’s violation of international and humanitarian law.”
- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex published a message on the Archewell charity website.
- The statement also denounces “a violation of international and humanitarian law”.
- Their words followed Boris Johnson’s denunciation of Putin earlier Tuesday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they are “supporting the people of Ukraine” by condemning Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who live in Montecito, California, posted a message on the website of their charity Archewell.
The statement said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell, together with the people of Ukraine, stand against this violation of international and humanitarian law and call on the global community and its leaders to do the same.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they are “supporting the people of Ukraine”, condemning Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country.
Their words followed Boris Johnson’s denunciation of Putin earlier Tuesday.
In an address to the nation, the prime minister said that the Russian president should not be allowed to “extinguish” freedom in Ukraine by an act of “unreasonable and reckless aggression.”
He said Mr. Putin had “unleashed a war” on the continent, and the West must respond to ensure the eventual “failure” of his offensive “diplomatically, politically, economically and ultimately militarily.”
“Our mission is clear. Diplomatically, politically, economically, and ultimately militarily, this heinous and barbaric adventure by Vladimir Putin must end in failure.”
Openly calling Putin a “dictator,” the prime minister acknowledged that the coming months could be “dark” but that the “flame of freedom” would “rekindle bright again in Ukraine.”
A statement posted on the website of the couple’s charity Archewell said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this violation of international and humanitarian law and call on the global community and its leaders to do same”
“Despite all his bombs, tanks and missiles, I do not believe that the Russian dictator will ever be able to subjugate the national feeling of the Ukrainians and their passionate belief that their country should be free,” he added.
It comes after it was revealed that Harry and Meghan will attend the NAACP Awards on Saturday, where they will receive the prestigious Presidential Awards to recognize their special achievement for “outstanding public service.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join Muhammad Ali, Rihanna, LeBron James, Bill Clinton, Venus and Serena Williams in the fight for the title of the best.
The ceremony will be their first major Hollywood event since leaving the royal family, and they will see them interact with host Anthony Anderson and dozens of celebrities.
“I am honored to be recognized by President Derrick Johnson and the NAACP, whose efforts to advance racial justice and civil rights are as important today as they were nearly 115 years ago,” the couple said in a statement.
“We are proud to support the work of the NAACP and to partner with the organization on the newly launched annual NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award to be presented to Dr. Safia Noble as part of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards.”
Their words followed Boris Johnson’s denunciation of Putin earlier Tuesday. Above: Russian tanks on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border on Thursday.