Here is the resolution adopted March 14, 2022:
RESOLUTION NO. 22-23
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING UKRAINE AGAINST RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AGGRESSION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian people overwhelmingly voted to form a nation independent from Russia, building a democracy and thriving country grounded in the rule of law; and
WHEREAS, Russia President Vladimir Putin has now launched an unjust and unwarranted invasion upon the peaceful nation of Ukraine; and
WHEREAS, Ukraine is a proud and honorable nation under siege, and the brutality of this unprovoked attack on Ukrainian sovereignty is an affront to international law and common decency; and
WHEREAS, the attack on one democracy is an attack on all democracy.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved the City Commission of the City of Atlantic Beach:
Section 1. That the Atlantic Beach community proudly stands alongside our brothers and sisters of Ukraine as they fight for freedom during this horrific and unnecessary siege.
Section 2. That the City of Atlantic Beach condemns, in the strongest terms, Vladimir Putin’s attack on the people of Ukraine; holds Russia fully accountable for the unspeakable atrocities occurring in Ukraine; and strongly endorses the swift and severe economic sanctions and stringent export controls that the United States has imposed on Russia.
Section 3 That, through donations and prayers, the Atlantic Beach community joins hands in assisting the ongoing needs of those suffering within Ukraine and of those who have been forced to flee to neighboring countries for safety.
Section 4. That the City of Atlantic Beach remains prayerfully hopeful for the return to that region and the world.
Section 5. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its passage and adoption.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Atlantic Beach, this 14th day of March, 2022.