Ukraine

The UK’s Homes For Ukraine scheme opened on 18 March, 2022 to Ukrainian citizens who already have UK citizens willing to house and sponsor them to help Ukrainian refugees escape their war-torn country. The UK government put no limits or caps on the sponsorship process meaning the UK should welcome any Ukrainian resident that applies […]

A mother’s journey from war in Ukraine back to the safety of the U.K. that is fraught with danger and problems obtaining a visa. After fleeing Putin’s murderous war machine, the next fight was securing a U.K. visa for her sister-in-law and two children. This after Lena had made the more than 2,000 mile journey […]

A charity night is taking place at The Jacksons pub in Sunderland, on Friday April 8 by volunteers aiming to take the number of aid lorries they have sent to Ukraine and Poland beyond 30. Help for Ukraine and Poland have been using pub as their hub for their donations every Tuesday and Thursday for […]

By Ben Lightfoot and Josep Aulet Salazar A Sunderland fish and chip shop owner has vowed to keep prices down for as long as possible – despite soaring costs. Reports have predicted steep price rises for Britain’s most famous takeaway dish, due to a huge spike in the price of white fish, potatoes and peas […]

Sunderland-based relatives of people trapped in Ukraine have spoken of their “insane” level of worry for their families. Valentyna Vasylevska, 28, who moved from Kyiv to Sunderland, said she has been losing sleep as Russian troops close in on her city and family. “All of my family are now in Kyiv. It is not safe […]

A Ukrainian living in the North East has described how he and his wife woke up in tears this morning after receiving emotional messages from relatives in their homeland confirming Russia’s invasion.  While Roman Slavinskiy expects a huge exodus of women and children from Ukraine as Russian forces continue to advance, he says the men […]


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