Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, said:

“On this darkest of days for Europe and the world, my thoughts are with the people of Ukraine following Russia’s illegal and unprovoked attack on a free, democratic and sovereign country.

“The Putin regime and the Russian economy will pay a heavy price for the war it is raging on Ukraine. A war of Putin’s choosing and no one else’s.

“The UK, along with our allies, will today agree a massive package of economic sanctions designed in time to cripple the Russian economy.

“Redditch and the UK stands with the people of Ukraine.”