An MHK is calling for visa restrictions for refugees from war-torn Ukraine to be lifted.

Manx Labour Party leader Joney Faragher (Douglas East, pictured) has tabled a motion to Tynwald arguing that, in the current crisis, visa restrictions for families of Ukrainian nationals living in the island should be waived.

Meanwhile, in a supplementary order paper, Chief Minister Alfred Cannan has tabled a declaratory motion that Tynwald ‘supports Ukrainian sovereignty, democracy, independence and territorial integrity; condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine; is committed to fully supporting international sanctions against Russia; and further supports the protection of refugees and humanitarian relief in Ukraine’.

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