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British Ambassador to Ukraine 🇬🇧🇺🇦

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Melinda Simmons
5 hours ago
Map of 🇺🇦made up of strips of cloth with messages written on them. I couldn’t read all of them but “Victory!” was definitely a front runner.
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Melinda Simmons
a day ago
I’m separated from my family for #RoshHashana 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. #ShanaTova to all who are celebrating.
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Melinda Simmons
a day ago
A reminder that #Donetsk , #Luhansk , #Zaporizhiya , #Kherson , #Crimea are all Ukraine 🇺🇦. Russia’s occupation of these places whether partial or complete, is illegal. Pretend referenda will not change this.
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Melinda Simmons
2 days ago
There are many ways to show support for 🇺🇦
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Melinda Simmons
2 days ago
Я відвідала виставку картин Марії Приймаченко, врятованих з Іванківського історичного музею після того, як його влучила російська ракета. сама виставка представляє непокору та свободу
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Melinda Simmons
3 days ago
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.
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Melinda Simmons
3 days ago
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.
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Melinda Simmons
3 days ago
Nariman Dzhelial, and Asan & Aziz Akhmetov have been “sentenced” in #Crimea on trumped up charges. Important to remember amid the illegal invasion of 🇺🇦 that persecution of Crimean Tatars by 🇷🇺has not let up one bit.
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Melinda Simmons
3 days ago
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 🇷🇺
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Melinda Simmons
4 days ago
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.
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@FCDOGovUK
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
4 days ago
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.
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Melinda Simmons
4 days ago
“We won’t rest until Ukraine prevails”
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Liz Truss
4 days ago
We will not rest until Ukraine prevails 🇬🇧🇺🇦 My full #UNGA speech:
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James Cleverly🇬🇧
5 days ago
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 @ZelenskyyUa and HRH Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman for their efforts and assistance
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Liz Truss
5 days ago
Hugely welcome news that five British nationals held by Russian-backed proxies in eastern Ukraine are being safely returned, ending months of uncertainty and suffering for them and their families.
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Liz Truss
5 days ago
I thank @ZelenskyyUa 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.
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