Sunday 31 July 2016

Putin’s bombs are driving refugees out of Syria – Shut Russia out of SWIFT to stop the bombing

Putin’s bombs are driving refugees out of Syria—Shut Russia out of SWIFT to stop the bombing

Putin’s bombers have dropped cluster bombs and firebombs across northern Syria.

Putin and Assad have bombed every hospital they could find.

Now Putin’s siege of Aleppo aims to drive 300,000 refugees out of the city and out of Syria. His plan is to make the refugee crisis even worse.

It is time for the UK and Europe to say enough. Make Putin pay for every day he bombs Syrian towns and cities.

UK: join with EU allies to shut Russia out of the SWIFT* bank payment system NOW.

Putin has already brought war to Ukraine, threatening eastern Europe. Now he is worsening the war on NATO’s southern border.

Letting Putin get away with mass murder will cost the UK and Europe much more than the loss of business from shutting Russia out of SWIFT.

And it will cost all of us our humanity if we stand by and do nothing.


Syria Solidarity UK
Syrian Association of Yorkshire
Rethink Rebuild Society
Peace and Justice for Syria
Kurds House
Help 4Syria UK
Syrian Welsh Society
Syrian Platform for Peace
The Syrian Community of Nottinghamshire

Please give your support by writing to your MP and to your MEPs. Call on them to shut Russia out of the SWIFT international bank payment system. You can email your MP and MEPs here.

* SWIFT is the Belgium-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication system. SWIFT has to comply with EU decisions because the organization is incorporated under Belgian law. Read more here.

Read more from the signatories: Syrian Association of Yorkshire, Rethink Rebuild Society, Kurds House, Help 4Syria UK, Syrian Welsh Society, Syrian Platform for Peace, Scotland4Syria.