Pembrokeshire Council shows solidarity with brave Ukrainian people

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Tuesday 8th March 2022 7:10 am
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As the situation in Ukraine deteriorates along with the impact of the humanitarian crisis, many people across Pembrokeshire are offering their help and support.

It is impossible not to be moved by the scenes of devastation and bravery since the invasion by Russia.

Clr. David Simpson, Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, read a speech on the Ukraine situation before Full Council on Thursday, March 3.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express on behalf of Pembrokeshire County Council our deepest sympathy for the people of Ukraine, following the invasion by Russia,” he said.

“We had all hoped that unprovoked aggression and war in Europe was consigned to the history books.

“We stand in support with Ukraine and admire the incredible bravery being shown by the country’s armed forces and civilians alike while hoping for a lasting peace.

“As many people will know, Pembrokeshire has previously welcomed children from Ukraine affected by the Chernobyl disaster. The friendships forged from those visits remain strong between our two countries.

“There will be Pembrokeshire people worried for family and friends in Ukraine as we speak.

“As a mark of our deep respect and solidarity for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people during this terrible time we will be lighting up County Hall in Ukraine’s national colours.”

There are a number of ways you can show your support here in Pembrokeshire...

Pembrokeshire County Council pages: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/supporting-ukraine

Welsh Government pages: https://gov.wales/supporting-people-ukraine

Disasters Emergency Committee: https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

Charities such as British Red Cross are seeking financial donations, and their Ukraine Crisis Appeal can be found at: https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal?c_code=175151&c_source=google&c_name=Ukraine%20Crisis

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees can also support and they can be found at: https://www.unhcr.org/ua/en

Finally, the County Council are aware that Unicef have set up a donation page here: https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/donate-now-to-protect-children-in-ukraine/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImOapv9ik9gIV2YBQBh2NwQGDEAAYASAAEgK3M_D_BwE

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