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Borough shows support for Ukrainian Independence Day

Published on Tuesday, 23rd August 2022

Nuneaton and Bedworth is marking Ukrainian Independence Day by lighting up Nuneaton Town Hall and Bedworth Civic Hall.

Both Borough Council buildings will be lit in blue and yellow, the colours of the Ukrainian flag, to commemorate Independence Day on Wednesday, 24 August.

It will be exactly six months since Russia’s invasion, and 31 years since Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

To both show the United Kingdom's continued support for the people of Ukraine, and to thank the British public for their continued support, the Government has been working closely with the Ukrainian Government on their plans to mark this Independence Day, at a time when they are fighting for their freedom.

Cllr Kris Wilson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:

“I am proud that Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is honouring Ukrainian Independence Day. We are reminded every day about their valiant struggle against their Russian invaders, and that the price of democracy and peace is always a high one.

“We stand with our Ukrainian friends in commemorating their national day and in solidarity with their continuing fight for freedom.”

Nuneaton and Bedworth has a social group for Ukrainians, which Council and Warwickshire County Council staff attend, and is also supported by The Harbour Centre.

This week Nuneaton and Bedworth has 36 registered sponsoring families for 70 Ukrainian guests, with 53 of them having already arrived, and the rest coming to the Borough in the future.

For details of support schemes for Ukraine see: www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk/info/21035/community_initiatives/500/support_for_ukraine