Lancashire County Council is set to light up County Hall in blue and yellow to show the county’s solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
County Councilor Phillippa Williamson, Leader of Lancashire County Council, said: “Lancastrians are horrified by the violent conflict unfolding in Ukraine, and we want to add our voices to those across the world calling on Russian leaders to immediately cease their aggression against that peaceful country.
“Many people in Lancashire with links to Ukraine and Eastern Europe will be desperately worried for family and friends in the area, and deeply concerned about the developing situation.
“The people of Ukraine are at the heart of our concerns and we have chosen to illuminate County Hall in the colors of the Ukrainian flag as a simple gesture of solidarity with them as we hope for an immediate end to this totally unjustified invasion.
“It is shocking and heartbreaking to see people driven from their homes in fear, but we are ready to play our part in helping to resettle them if the Home Office establishes a program and continues Lancashire’s long standing support for those fleeing conflict in their homeland.”
The Preston city center landmark is due to be illuminated between 6pm and 6.30pm tonight