Spanish village changes its name to Ukraine in show of solidarity

16/4/2022 7:02:00 PM

Ukraine has replaced Fuentes de Andalucia and the country's blue and yellow flag has been painted alongside.

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Ukraine has replaced Fuentes de Andalucia and the country's blue and yellow flag has been painted alongside.

FUENTES DE ANDALUCIA, Spain (Reuters) - A peaceful white-walled village in southern Spain has changed its name to Ukraine in solidarity with those caught up in the conflict more than 4,000 km (2,500 miles) away.

Streets have been renamed City of Kyiv, Odesa and Mariupol in the village of more than 7,100 inhabitants east of Seville."The main objective is to raise awareness about the conflict in Ukraine but also about where countries are at war in current times," Francisco Martinez told Reuters as he stood in City of Kiev street.

Martinez said the name change was more than a gesture and villagers had also raised 3,500 euros ($3,780) within two days towards a planned refugee centre. The village wants to offer homes to up to 25 refugees at the centre or with families.Rafael Osuna, 68, a pensioner, said he would take a Ukrainian couple into his house.

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Streets have been renamed City of Kyiv, Odesa and Mariupol in the village of more than 7,100 inhabitants east of Seville. "The main objective is to raise awareness about the conflict in Ukraine but also about where countries are at war in current times," Francisco Martinez told Reuters as he stood in City of Kiev street. It is evident that solidarity in Umno is strong. Martinez said the name change was more than a gesture and villagers had also raised 3,500 euros ($3,780) within two days towards a planned refugee centre. This risks eroding much of the progress we have made over the past two years, climbing back from COVID," said Georgieva. The village wants to offer homes to up to 25 refugees at the centre or with families. Asked if this is an indication that the general election was near, Ismail Sabri replied: “Not sure yet. Rafael Osuna, 68, a pensioner, said he would take a Ukrainian couple into his house. Russia has previously said more than 500 sailors on board the Moskva were evacuated after the blast.

"The people of Fuentes are very proud of what we are doing," he said. Ismail is one of the party’s three vice-presidents.4% amid Omicron surge, as economies grapple with supply disruptions, higher inflation, record debt and persistent uncertainty."As I live alone and have a big house I have thought of taking in a Ukrainian couple for a while." ($1=0. To a question, Ismail Sabri said the general practice was for the government to follow decisions made by Umno and the supreme council.9254 euros) (Reporting by Graham Keeley, additional reporting Jon Nazca, Catherine Macdonald, Editing by Angus MacSwan) Article type: metered . It has pushed up energy and food prices and exacerbated inflation, hurting hundreds of millions of families who were already struggling with lower incomes and higher prices, and threatening to further increase inequality, she said.