Benedict Cumberbatch promises to welcome Ukrainian refugees — RT Games & Culture

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has pledged to welcome Ukrainian refugees fleeing armed conflict. Appearing on the BAFTA Film Awards red carpet on Sunday, Cumberbatch wore a pin with the Ukrainian flag on his black tuxedo.

Asked by a journalist what this meant, the actor explained that it was his way of showing his solidarity with Ukrainian civilians. “who are bombed and shot, killed and homeless without electricity, without water, without food.” He said the pin was meant to show him standing side by side with his “brothers and sisters going through this.”

“We all need…to do more than just wear a badge. We need to donate, we need to pressure our politicians to continue to create some kind of security for refugees and a haven here. for those who suffer, he said.

“I think today already the news broke that there has been a record number of people volunteering to take people into their homes, and I hope to be part of that myself,” said the celebrity.

Previously, the British government had adopted a plan that would allow an unlimited number of Ukrainian refugees to enter the country through a new British visa procedure.

The United Nations reports that almost three million people have already fled Ukraine after the start of the Russian military offensive in the country.

Moscow announced its decision to act in Ukraine after a seven-year standoff over kyiv’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Luhansk.

The protocols negotiated by Germany and France were designed to regularize the status of these regions within the Ukrainian state. The Kremlin has now demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. kyiv insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied claims it planned to retake the two republics by force.

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