Where we are now.
The war in Ukraine has lasted over 500 days. When Putin took the decision to invade, it was predicted that the country would fall within a matter of days. How wrong they were. Ukrainians are more determined than ever to not only defend their country but to expel the Russian invaders.
What we're doing.
During mid- July, Mick Antoniw, Senedd Member for Pontypridd, along with Blaenau Gwent Senedd Member Alun Davies , National Union of Mineworkers South Wales Area Secretary Wayne Thomas and former miner and union official for Bectu Carwyn Donovan, will be driving 2,150 miles to deliver two four-by-four pick-up vehicles and supplies to local battalions in the Pavlograd area of Donbas in Eastern Ukraine. Many of the battalion soldiers are trade union members and miners. Most are first language Russian speakers.
They are fighting, as they tell us, to defend freedom and democracy for them and their families. Many will lay down their lives for this cause, swapping the dangers of the coalmines for the dangers of the front line.
What you can do to help.
We need to raise money to buy specialist equipment from suppliers we are already in touch with. Please donate whatever you can to help us help these brave people, who urgently need life-saving equipment, basic practical items such as t-shirts and hygiene products, as well as transport to move people around, which is why we're donating two heavy-duty vehicles.
Diolch yn fawr. Thank You.