The Bishop of Coventry wants the city to retain its link with Volgograd.
Coventry council voted on Tuesday to suspend the city’s 80-year twinning arrangement with the Russian city due to the Ukrainian war, despite an appeal by the Right Reverend Christopher Cocksworth for it to continue.
The bishop said it was important to “draw a distinction between the Putin state and the people of Russia”.
He said he would keep in contact with friends in the Russian city.
The Labour-run council said it was pausing its twinning links “with a heavy heart” until “such a time” they could resume.
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