Priti Patel – 2022 Comments on the Ukraine Family Scheme

The comments made by Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, on 4 March 2022.

It’s heart-breaking to have met families, women and children forced from their homeland because of the monstrous Russian invasion.

Our expanded Ukraine Family Scheme is now fully open and to see the first people who will apply was wonderful. While we want people to be able to return to their homes at the end of this diabolical invasion, giving thousands of people a route to the UK is the right thing to do.

The whole of the UK is united in our condemnation of Russia’s barbaric and cold-blooded actions and the government is doing everything possible to make certain our humanitarian support is in Ukraine’s best interests.