Today, one year ago, Russia made an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. To mark this sad anniversary the Falkland Islands Government and the community continue to express their support for Ukraine in their fight for peace against a hostile nation.
The invasion of Ukraine resonated deeply with Falkland Islanders, who have similarly experienced invasion by a hostile neighbour, intent on seizing land and assuming sovereignty, without concern for the safety, security or rights of the people living here.
Throughout 2022, the Falklands’ community fundraised in earnest and in July 2022 we were proud to send £42,038.10 to the charity, United Kingdom for UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). The charity uses donations to help UNHCR teams deliver life-saving aid to people forced to flee their homes in Ukraine.
Chair of the Legislative Assembly, The events in Ukraine continue to shock freedom-loving people the world over, and the extraordinary courage and resilience displayed by the Ukrainian people over the course of this long year fills us with admiration and respect. Last year the Falkland Islands were able to celebrate 40 years of freedom following the Falklands War, we trust that one day the Ukrainian people will also be able to once again celebrate peace and freedom.”
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There have been many absurd comments on this forum over the years, but today they have gone bananas. Argentine_Cityzen must be on the Kremlin's payroll, but most of it is utterly nonsense, of course. He (or it, it is perhaps a bot) talks about Zelensky's Nazi Gestapos in 2014. At that time Zelenskyy was an actor, not involved in politics at all, and Ukraine was in turmoil after the Majdan Protests, and had just got rid if the the extremely corrupt President Yanukovych.Feb 24th, 2023 - 11:50 pm +4
I'm frankly surprised that the argies don't call their 1982 invasion of the British territories an operación militar especial.Feb 24th, 2023 - 02:57 pm +3
AC, were do you get your info from. the referendum was a farce. people were held at gun point and forced to vote, 100s of thousands of Ukrainians were driven from their land, Russia signed up to their borders and guaranteed them, in return Ukraine gave up their nuclear weapons, all this madness is down to one man and one man only. a paranoid ambitious egotistic cruel man who wants to recreate a Russian empire, please get some perspective, there was no trouble along the borders till Putin stirred it up,Feb 24th, 2023 - 08:04 pm +3