Friday, May 20

All the deputies of the Parliament except those of the CUP applaud the Ukrainian consul

The Parliament has condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has denounced that it is a “flagrant violation of international law”. This has been stated by the president of the Catalan Chamber, Laura Borràs, who before starting the plenary session this Wednesday has read a statement approved by the Board of Spokespersons on February 24 with the support of all the groups except Vox and the CUP. While the text was read, the Ukrainian Consul General in Barcelona, ​​​​Artem Vorobyov, was present in the hemicycle, to whom all the deputies except those from the CUP applauded standing up.

The anti-capitalists have chosen to display posters with the symbol of ‘no to war. The declaration of the Parliament also calls for a return to the path of negotiation and diplomacy to find a “peaceful” resolution of the conflict.

During the plenary session, the Minister for Foreign Action, Victòria Alsina, supported the possibility of adding Ukraine to the European Union. Before the Ukrainian consul, Alsina criticized “imperialism” and the “authoritarian attitude” of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who “denies Ukraine its right to exist.” Likewise, the minister praised the fact that millions of people with “admirable resilience” defend European values. “All together we say Slava Ukraini”, she concluded by quoting the slogan ‘Glory in Ukraine’.

The Government has announced the creation of a specific line of subsidies for Catalan entities that work in Ukraine. It has also insisted again that solidarity be channeled through specialized entities with financial contributions.