Invasion of Ukraine

This morning, DELF convened an emergency meeting of its members to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Following votes at the conclusion of the meeting, we will be taking action in the coming days and weeks to encourage the suspension of all extradition and mutual legal assistance relations between Russia and the UK whilst military aggression is ongoing. Assurances as to compliance with international norms and human rights demonstrably cannot be relied upon. We will continue to work closely with our colleagues across Europe on both domestic and regional initiatives to achieve the same result across Europe, and are looking into the means by which we can support colleagues in Ukraine.