Wednesday marked 31 years since Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union. In a uncommon tackle by way of the British embassy in Kyiv, Her Majesty gave the Ukrainian individuals her “warmest greetings”. The information comes following warnings of Moscow stepping up assaults within the nation – a minimum of 15 individuals had been killed and 50 injured in an Independence Day assault on a railway station.
In a collection of tweets, the UK in Ukraine Twitter account stated: “On their thirty first anniversary of Independence, Her Majesty The Queen congratulates Ukrainians.
“In her tackle to the President of Ukraine she stated: ‘It provides me nice pleasure to ship Your Excellency and the individuals of Ukraine my warmest greetings on the celebration of your Independence Day.
“‘On this most difficult 12 months, I hope that at this time might be a time for the Ukrainian individuals, each in Ukraine and world wide, to have fun their tradition, historical past and id. Could we glance to raised instances sooner or later. Elizabeth R.'”
The Queen has beforehand proven her help for Ukrainian residents by donating to a charitable attraction.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) thanked the Queen in March for making a “beneficiant donation” in the direction of the attraction which was set as much as assist civilians affected by the battle.
The information comes following a bloody assault on a Ukrainian practice station which killed 15 individuals and injured 50 extra.
Ukrainian President Zelensky had warned that Moscow would doubtless attempt to disrupt Independence Day celebrations.
The assault hit a practice and the encompassing automobiles at a station within the small city of Chaplyne, about 90 miles west of Donetsk close to Dnipro. 4 carriages had been regarded as on hearth.
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He stated Ukraine “can and can win this struggle” whereas visiting the capital. He got down to pledge an additional £54million to the nation.
He additionally acquired the Order of Liberty for the UK’s help, it’s the highest honour which a international nationwide can obtain from Ukraine.
Mr Johnson stated: “For the previous six months, the UK has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Ukraine, supporting this sovereign nation to defend itself from this barbaric and unlawful invader.
“At this time’s bundle of help will give the courageous and resilient Ukrainian armed forces one other increase in functionality, permitting them to proceed to push again Russian forces and battle for his or her freedom.”