SENEDD MEMBERS TO RETURN TO UKRAINE WITH FURTHER AID
Written by Gavin on 16th February 2023
Following the successful delivery of urgently needed supplies and equipment to Ukraine in December last year, Members of Senedd Mick Antoniw and Alun Davies will embark on a second visit to Ukraine to deliver additional aid on Thursday 16th February 2023.
As with the previous trip, the Senedd Members will deliver critical supplies including a search and rescue drone, a generator and emergency first-aid and rations supplies to the front-line. The delivery vehicle will also be donated. Funds have once again been generated by a Senedd cross-party fundraising effort.
The fund has benefitted from a significant donation from Alcumus, a leading technology company based in Nantgarw. The Members of Senedd will visit Alcumus on 16th February immediately before they depart for Ukraine.
Listen to Mick Antoniw speak to GTFM’s Terry Mann below
Speaking ahead of the journey Mick Antoniw MS said:
“The support for Ukraine from people across Wales continues to be truly magnificent and I know from my front-line contacts in Ukraine, just how necessary and how greatly appreciated this aid it is.
“I am grateful to all those individuals, trade unions and businesses who continue to support Ukraine. I am particularly grateful to everyone at Alcumus, which is based in my constituency, for their generous support.”
Alun Davies MS said:
“A year after Putin’s invasion the people of Wales continue to stand with the people of Ukraine. The unity we have seen across all parties in the Senedd reflect the deep and enduring support from communities across Wales.
“We will continue to build links between Wales and Ukraine and we will continue to deliver aid directly to the people of Ukraine until Putin’s brutality is finally defeated.”
Alcumus’ CEO Alyn Franklin said:
“Like people the world over, I am appalled by the continuing military aggression in Ukraine which raises moral and ethical issues for us all. This profoundly disturbing event and the devasting effect on innocent people urges us all to take action to end the suffering in Ukraine. Today we stand in solidarity with our local MS, Mick Antoniw, to deliver much needed supplies to the frontline in Ukraine and will continue to do all we can to support the Ukrainian people in their shared demand for peace and end to human rights violations.”