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Ukraine: What should charities do in response to the war?
Following on from the First Minister’s recent statements confirming Scotland’s unqualified support for Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, and strong support for the package of international economic sanctions against the Russian invasion, organisations, public bodies, and businesses have been asked to review operations for links and connections to Russia – however indirect.
OSCR has been active in monitoring the situation and providing regular updates to guidance for the third sector. The guidance covers three areas that charity trustees should be considering in response to the war in Ukraine:
Supporting the Ukrainian people - does the charity wish to support Ukrainians in some way and, if so, what should it do?
Reviewing IT and cyber security arrangements – what IT security policies does the charity have in place and do they need refreshed?
Awareness of the sanctions regime – does the charity have any transactions with Russian organisations or individuals and will they be affected by the tightening sanctions regime?