The Leader of Council reminded Council that on St David’s Day last year the Council condemned the horrific war waged on Ukraine by Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government.
He stated that many people have lost their lives over the past year, whole communities have been ravaged by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and many people have fled from their homes to find a place of safety. There have also been wider impacts arising from the weaponisation of energy in particular, adding to the hardship people were already experiencing.
The Leader stated that he was proud of the role that Neath Port Talbot Council has played in offering humanitarian support to Ukrainians who have made their way to our county borough and was proud too of the warm welcome and continuing support provided by people from all sections of our communities. He added that he has been humbled to hear Ukrainian people speak of the welcome they have received and more importantly that they feel safe here.
Council were asked to once again confirm their support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.
Council held a minutes’ silence in tribute to those who have lost their lives in this terrible war and to those who continue to have their lives disrupted by Putin and the Russian Government.