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Falklands government and community fundraising in support of Ukraine

Thursday, March 10th 2022 - 00:41 UTC
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The Ukrainian flag has recently been flying high on Victory Green, but we now want to start fundraising in earnest The Ukrainian flag has recently been flying high on Victory Green, but we now want to start fundraising in earnest

The war in Ukraine is at the forefront of our minds in the Falkland Islands community, not least as it brings back strong memories of 40 years ago, when our peaceful home was also invaded by a hostile neighbor, intent on seizing land and assuming sovereignty, without concern for the safety, security or rights of the people living here.

Falkland Islanders strongly identify with what is happening in the Ukraine and, as such, we want to do more to help the Ukrainian people. The Ukrainian flag has recently been flying high on Victory Green, but we now want to start fundraising in earnest. The best we can do to help right now is to send money to where it is most needed.

The Falkland Islands Government is in the process of setting up a bank account to receive direct donations and there will be donation collection buckets for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal available at the upcoming Multicultural Day event on Saturday 12 March, starting from 1pm at the Beaver Hanger with a carnival of music, dancing and floats, and moving to FIDF Hall after.

Additionally, if there are members of the community who would like to come forward and volunteer to carry out further fundraising activities, then please contact Gilbert House via email – assembly@sec.gov.fk – or call 27451.

We want to make March a fundraising month for Ukraine, and the Legislative Assembly will also seek to make a donation that is commensurate with amount that is fundraised by our generous and warm-hearted community.

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  • Pugol-H

    Ersatz Stinke
    Wot, like Kharkiv, a mainly Russian speaking city with a 25.6% ethnic Russian population, or Mariupol with 44.4% ethnic Russian population, both currently under siege and heavy bombardment by the Russian army, where both groups, Ukrainian and Russian, are fiercely resisting all attempts by the Russian army to ‘liberate’ them.

    No doubt film of the destroyed cities and scattered body parts will be show in Russia as evidence of ‘ethnic violence’ against the Russian minority.

    Like the shelling along the line of control in the Donbas, which was overwhelmingly coming from the Russian side, not least because the Ukrainians simply didn’t have the ammunition available even to reply.

    Had the Russians confined themselves to just ‘liberating’ the Donbas region, they wouldn’t be in the sh*t they are now, both in the Ukraine and with the rest of the world.

    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, eh.

    Mar 10th, 2022 - 04:07 pm +2
  • Pugol-H

    No info on where Putin has stashed his Billions then, probably in holdalls in a Convent somewhere.

    Mar 11th, 2022 - 05:00 pm +2
  • imoyaro

    Not a word about Putin's properties, eh, Gauchito Drink? You like, Putin, are the true National Socialists, with all that that implies...

    Mar 11th, 2022 - 09:41 pm +2
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