(CMR) Over 500 people turned out to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine at a fundraiser event at Rackams Waterfront on Sunday. Funds raised go to the Ukrainian Red Cross to support the Ukrainian people.
Governor Martyn Roper, in a Facebook post, said although the Cayman Islands is far away from Ukraine, “these developments affect us all.”
“We are all shocked by Russia's actions in Ukraine and the terrible suffering of its people as cities are shelled and bombed indiscriminately. Such a war in Europe in 2022 is unthinkable,” Mr. Roper said.
He reiterated what the Premier has said that this war will affect energy prices, supply chains, and Cayman's already high cost of living.
He further explained that the invasion is also in violation of international law and the UN Charter. If bigger countries invade smaller ones because they are more powerful, the international rules-based order that has brought prosperity and stability for decades is at risk.
“It underlines how valuable our freedoms and democratic way of life are and that we should not take these for granted. The lies and misinformation being fed to the Russian people should make us all appreciate the valuable and essential role a free and diverse media plays in our societies. We need to stand up for our democracy, the rule of law, and a rules-based international system,” Mr. Roper added.