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Senedd lit up in Ukrainian colours as Wales shows its support after Russian invasion

24 Feb 2022 2 minute read
Picture by the Senedd Commission

The Senedd has been lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian national flag, blue and yellow, in order to show Wales’ support for the people of Ukraine.

The lights were switched on this evening but were only dark enough to see as night fell at 6pm.

Russia began a large-scale military attack on its European neighbour Ukraine, on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin this morning.

The UK, EU and allies have announced that they will hit Russia with new sanctions but will not send troops.

Vladimir Putin has warned that Moscow’s response will be “instant” if anyone tries to take on Russia.

The Welsh Conservatives had earlier called for the Senedd to be lit up earlier today although it was unclear whether the decision was made as a direct response.

Welsh Conservative and Shadow Minister Samuel Kurtz MS had earlier called for the move, saying that it was essential that Wales show support for Ukraine.

“Putin’s Russia is behaving like a bully, and all bullies must be stood up to,” he said. “The UK and our allies must respond decisively and use every means possible to support Ukraine.

“Ukrainian sovereignty has been violated and innocent civilians will be killed by Russia’s desire for conflict. While Wales cannot do anything directly, it is vital that we demonstrate our solidarity with Ukraine and our commitment to democracy across the world.

“This is a bleak day in Europe’s history. We must all work to preserve the freedom, democracy and sovereignty of Ukraine.”


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Jan Lovett
Jan Lovett
7 months ago

I attended today’s protest in London. Afterwards I sat in Hyde Park with a group of Ukrainian women. When I promptly corrected their grave error or mistaking me as E******H they instantly took me to their hearts They said how they disliked London and its lack of multicultural population in comparison to the CymrUkaini as they call them They too knew of our struggle against an invader who denies a land whose majority wishes to leave. And the murderous fascists who occupy and suppress In Ukraine they care not for England and will meet their brother Wales in the EU… Read more »

Cynan
Cynan
7 months ago
Reply to  Jan Lovett

I hate to say it but London is WAY more multicultural than Cymru, just by the nature of having a far more diverse population. Despite being the home of all the Victorian cack, Queenie AND the most corrupt government in Western Europe, I find that Londoner is a nationality all of its own, distinct from English.
I love that we are seen as welcoming to other cultures – which is very true – but London welcomes a lot more cultures due to the fact that more cultures have heard about it

Ed Jones
Ed Jones
7 months ago

Da iawn a diolch. This attack is a vile and unjust action, If you are still a fan of Putin, have a long hard look at yourself, you disgrace us all.

Leigh Richardss
Leigh Richardss
7 months ago

Delighted to see our Parliament standing up for international law and showing solidarity with people in Ukraine in their struggle to defend the very existence of their country

Richard
Richard
7 months ago

Well done Senedd Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿- our links with Ukraine 🇺🇦 are solid through the International Eisteddfod @ Llangollen with strong friendships…going back to 1948.

….our thoughts 💭 for the days ahead we’re no doubt passed on by our two senior political members this last week who journeyed to show that the over 70 per cent of they folk they represent in Wales care .. pob lwc a pob bendith yn y dyfodol agos.

Lionel Schwarz
Lionel Schwarz
7 months ago
Reply to  Richard

Over 70% of people care…

Foreign Office advice was not to go. They were putting other people’s lives at risk

And all this “we are like Ukraine talk. ..”

Where were the Ukrainians protesting yesterday? London

Where are all the Ukrainian schools, clubs and cultural centres? England?

Richard
Richard
7 months ago
Reply to  Lionel Schwarz

Oh dear – does it take clubs and schools to care ? I suggest a visit to Llangollen and the Dee valley and south Wrexham to meet the local families and Ukraine 🇺🇦 descendants who work so hard to support the dance and singing plus music groups who have been here since 1948. Tens of thousands of us have enjoyed their concerts and local school links for generations…. I suggest the best you can do – if you care is to support requests to the German Swiss bankers to invoke swift payment restrictions. My dad often told me of folk… Read more »

Richard
Richard
7 months ago
Reply to  Lionel Schwarz

Troll Alert 🚨

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