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HMGoG welcomes 7 Ukrainian nationals - 165/2022

March 08, 2022

The Government of Gibraltar is delighted to announce the safe arrival to Gibraltar of 7 Ukrainian nationals; 4 women and 3 children. This is the first cohort of Ukrainian nationals who have arrived to Gibraltar following the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

These individuals are linked to Gibraltar through a Gibraltar-registered company and either worked for the company from Ukraine or have family members who work for the company in Gibraltar. The Office for Civil Contingencies has supported them throughout their journey to Gibraltar, including in obtaining travel documents and assisting with logistical arrangements, and are providing temporary accommodation at the Europa Retreat Centre until further arrangements can be made.

The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, said: ‘I am very happy that we have been able to safely welcome the first cohort of Ukrainian nationals to Gibraltar. I would like to thank the Office of Civil Contingencies, once again, for their excellent work. It has now been 13 days since Russia began its unnecessary and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the effects of which are felt deeply around the world. The Government of Gibraltar remains fully committed to enforcing sanctions against Russia and standing with Ukraine in every way we can.’