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Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has restated her support for Ukraine and those who have resettled locally on the anniversary of Putin’s invasion.

The UN estimates that at least 8,000 non-combatants have been confirmed killed but concede that the true number likely to be substantially higher.

Scotland has so far welcomed more than 23,000 Ukrainians into our communities, the majority of which arrived through the ‘super sponsor scheme’.

Commenting, Ms Haughey said:

“It is truly devastating that Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine remains ongoing a year on.

“There are almost daily reports of atrocities, including Russia’s missile attacks against civilians. Sadly, tens of thousands have lost their lives and millions have been displaced.

“Despite Putin’s reign of terror, President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people have stood tall and shown incredible bravery and determination.

“In such devastating circumstances, it has been touching to see the support for Ukraine with local residents and organisations sending donations, whilst Ukrainian people have settled here in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.

“Scotland has so far welcomed more than 23,000 Ukrainians into our communities, and it is vital that we continue to support them for as long as they need help.

“On this anniversary, we must redouble our support for Ukraine and its people – Slava Ukraini.”


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