"The values of democracy and freedom are under attack today in Ukraine in the most unconscionable way," Prince Charles said, according to The Independent. "We are in solidarity with all those who are resisting brutal aggression."
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Garden of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on February 23. Photo by Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin Pool/Sputnik/EPA-EFE
Prince Charles, the heir to the throne in Britain, is the third member of the royal family to speak out about the invasion after his sons Prince Harry and Prince William.
"Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same," Prince Harry and wife Megan Markle said in a statement last week.
"In October 2020 we had the privilege to meet President Zelensky and the first lady to learn of their hope and optimism for Ukraine's future. Today we stand with the president and all of Ukraine's people as they bravely fight for that future," Prince William, second in line to the British throne, and wife Kate Middleton said in a Twitter post.
Prince Charles made the remarks while visiting Southend-on-Sea Tuesday to grant formal city status to the home of late British lawmaker David Amess, who was killed last October in a stabbing attack while he met with constituents in the city.