Ukraine conflict: Settled Ukrainians relatives able to come to UK

People who are settled in the UK will be able to bring their Ukrainian immediate family members to join them, the prime minister has announced.

Boris Johnson said the UK would not “turn our backs in Ukraine’s hour of need”.

The government has been facing growing calls to waive visa rules for Ukrainians seeking sanctuary in the UK amid the ongoing Russian invasion.

Before the latest announcement, only those Ukrainians who were deemed to be “dependants” of those already in the UK were being guaranteed entry.

Downing Street said the change would “benefit many thousands of people who at this moment are making desperate choices about their future”.

In his announcement, Mr Johnson said: “We want to be as generous as we possibly can, and certainly we want people who have relatives in Ukraine to be able to bring them over as fast as possible.

More details will follow later.

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