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Senedd Committees' joint statement on the Ukraine war anniversary

Published 24/02/2023   |   Last Updated 24/02/2023   |   Reading Time minutes

Joint statement from Senedd Committee Chairs:

On the anniversary of Russia’s illegal invasion, Senedd committees stand in solidarity with Ukraine. Over the last 12 months, we have watched in horror with the rest of the world as the tragedy of the ensuing war has unfolded.

Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine, who continue to face unimaginable hardships. Our hearts go out to those who have been forced to make the impossible choice between fleeing from their homes or staying to bear the brunt of the Russian invasion, in particular Ukraine’s women and children.

Collectively, as Senedd committees, we have considered and raised issues related to support for Ukraine in our work since the invasion and will continue to do so.

We call on the Welsh and UK governments to redouble their efforts to support the people of Ukraine.


Jayne Bryant MS, Children, Young People and Education Committee Chair

Llyr Gruffydd MS, Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee Chair

David Rees MS, Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister Chair

Delyth Jewell MS, Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee Chair

Darren Millar MS, Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee temporary Chair

Jenny Rathbone MS, Equality and Social Justice Committee Chair

Peredur Owen Griffiths MS, Finance Committee Chair

Russell George MS, Health and Social Care Committee Chair

Huw Irranca-Davies MS, Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee Chair

John Griffiths MS, Local Government and Housing Committee Chair

Jack Sargeant MS, Petitions Committee Chair

Mark Isherwood MS, Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee Chair

Vikki Howells MS, Standards of Conduct Committee Chair