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EXPRESSING SYMPATHY FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE AND THE OPINION OF THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE CITY OF ANACORTES SHOULD TAKE DOWN ITS DISPLAYS OF THE RUSSIAN FLAG
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DocuSign Envelope ID:775BF65E-5C33-4697-9D49-23F8CCD6AD65 <br /> Resolution No. 3077 <br /> A Resolution Expressing Sympathy for the Victims of the War in Ukraine and the <br /> Opinion of the City Council that the City of Anacortes should take down its displays <br /> of the Russian flag <br /> Whereas the state of Russia has launched an unprovoked invasion of, and war upon,the independent <br /> state of Ukraine; <br /> Whereas more than 2,000 Ukrainians have died so far as a result of this invasion, and more than <br /> 2 million have sought refuge outside Ukraine; <br /> Whereas Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has been condemned by nations across the globe, <br /> including, on March 2,by the United Nations General Assembly in a 141-to-5 vote; <br /> Whereas the International Criminal Court has opened an investigation into whether Russia has <br /> committed war crimes and crimes against humanity; <br /> Whereas Anacortes has sister-city relationships with Comarnic, Romania; Lomonosov,Russia; Vela <br /> Luka, Croatia; Sidney,BC, Canada; and Nikaho (Kisakata), Japan; <br /> Whereas the national flags of each of those countries and the flag of the United States are flown at two <br /> City-leased sites on State Route 20 and in the City Council chambers; <br /> Whereas the City Council authorized its Sister City agreement with Lomonosov,Russia, by Resolution <br /> 1226 in 1992; <br /> Whereas, in that agreement, representatives of the cities of Anacortes and Lomonosov noted they were <br /> "motivated by a strong desire to establish friendly ties and cultural cooperation between our cities and are <br /> convinced that sister-city relations contribute significantly to the cause of peace and mutual <br /> understanding;" <br /> Whereas the City of Anacortes values its relationship with the City of Lomonosov and strongly supports <br /> the sister cities ideals; <br /> Whereas the residents of Russia, including those of Lomonosov, are not to blame for the attack on <br /> Ukraine and are now suffering under the international sanctions that are intended to punish the Russian <br /> state for its attack; <br /> Whereas the Russian flag adorns the military equipment that is now being used to attack its neighboring <br /> state of Ukraine; <br /> Now therefore be it resolved that: <br /> 1. The City of Anacortes condemns the attack on, invasion of, and war against Ukraine by the <br /> Russian Federation. <br /> 2. The City of Anacortes expresses its sympathy and support for the people of Ukraine. <br /> 1 <br />
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