I’m separated from my family for
this year. I baked this honey cake anyway, to remind me of better, peaceful times. I hope all Ukrainians everywhere can be reunited with their families soon.
to all who are celebrating.
Ending the week on a hopeful note. A pic from a joint visit to Irpin with 🇨🇦🇨🇭🇸🇪🇺🇸to meet with students from a school newly repaired with our joint financial support. Those students were determined to rebuild their lives. Proud we helped them on that road.
Нарімана Джеляла та Асана і Азіза Ахметових було "засуджено" в Криму за сфабрикованими звинуваченнями. В контексті незаконного вторгнення в Україну важливо пам'ятати, що переслідування кримських татар Росією не послабилось ні на йоту.
Nariman Dzhelial, and Asan & Aziz Akhmetov have been “sentenced” in
on trumped up charges. Important to remember amid the illegal invasion of 🇺🇦 that persecution of Crimean Tatars by 🇷🇺has not let up one bit.
Sham referenda. There will be results publicised of something that didn’t happen. I wonder whether anyone will even be called to vote. They won’t need to. The outcome is almost certainly already decided. A media exercise designed to pursue further an illegal invasion by 🇷🇺
Talked with students in Irpin today. Struck by number of children who have been twice displaced in their lives. One fled Crimea in 2014 then Irpin 2022. Another fled Donetsk 2014 then Irpin 2022. What 🇷🇺 has done to 🇺🇦 children during their short lives.
Sham referendums in Ukraine are a desperate Kremlin tactic to legitimise the illegitimate.
The areas rejected Russian rule in the 2019 Ukrainian election.
No one should recognise these attempts to annex Ukraine’s sovereign territory.
I welcome the safe return of Ukrainian prisoners of war and one civilian, including 5 British nationals.
I'd like to express my gratitude to President
and HRH Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman for their efforts and assistance
for his efforts to secure the release of detainees, and Saudi Arabia for their assistance.
Russia must end the ruthless exploitation of prisoners of war and civilian detainees for political ends.