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Ukraine

Spain’s National Dance Company welcomes five Ukrainian ballet dancers who had to flee Kyiv

A PRESTIGIOUS ballet company in Spain has taken in five Ukrainian dancers who had to flee Kyiv. Kateryna Chupina, Yelyzaveta Semenenko, Anastasiia Hurska, Aleksandra Berozkyna...

DISPATCH: Ukrainian refugees rescued by Spain’s maverick priests join Easter parade in Madrid

After Father Angel and Father Teodoro went out on a limb to bring over 2,000 refugees to safety, Heather Galloway joined several of them as they took part in Easter parades in Madrid.

Free Spanish lessons and training courses for refugees as Ukrainian population doubles in one city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FURTHER help is being offered to refugees after fleeing war-torn Ukraine. Training courses have been launched by the network of Tourism Centres (CdT) with the...

Russians probed over vicious beating of Ukrainian man inside Costa Blanca bar in Spain

TWO Russians are being investigated over the beating up of a Ukrainian man in a Torrevieja bar last Sunday(April 10). The victim, 43, was repeatedly...

Town in Spain’s Andalucia changes its name to ‘Ukraine’ and streets renamed after destroyed Ukrainian cities during Semana Santa

DURING Semana Santa the town of Fuentes de Andalucia in the province of Sevilla has adopted a new name in protest at the Russian...

Pedro Sanchez gives brand new estimate of Ukraine refugee numbers in Spain

AN estimated 110,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Spain since February's Russian invasion, according to Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Visiting a specially set-up reception centre...

Ukraine refugees get free training for hospitality and tourism jobs in Spain’s Benidorm and Costa Blanca areas

UKRAINIAN refugees in the Valencian Community can get free training to work in the region's hospitality and tourism sectors. Many seasonal vacancies normally taken by...

Ukraine’s Zelensky thanks Spain’s parliament for support but attacks companies still trading with Russia

UKRAINIAN president Volodymr Zelensky addressed Spain's parliamentarians on Tuesday in a special 30-minute session of Congress in Madrid. He appeared via video-link at the unanimous...

Spain expels 27 Russian diplomats to follow lead of fellow EU countries

27 Russian diplomats and embassy staff are to be expelled from Spain. Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albares, said on Tuesday that their departure will take...

Convoy of Marbella taxi drivers bring 34 refugees and two pets to Spain from Poland border

A CONVOY of Marbella taxi drivers have returned from a trip to the Polish border to donate supplies to Ukraine and take refugees to...

Authorities seize another superyacht belonging to Russian oligarch on Spain’s Mallorca

YET another superyacht belonging to a Russian oligarch has been seized by Spanish authorities under sanctions imposed as a result of the Ukraine invasion. A...

Man arrested for attempting to sex traffic two under-age Ukrainian girls after bringing them to Spain

POLICE in Madrid have arrested a Ukrainian man who is believed to have brought two teenage girls into Spain with the intention of exploiting...

EXCLUSIVE: British expat on Spain’s Costa Blanca left stumped by GoFundMe block on helping Ukraine refugee family

A British expat who welcomed a Ukrainian refugee family to his Costa Blanca home has been left angry and bemused by crowd-funding portal GoFundMe. The...

Pedro Sanchez says Spain will reach total of 70,000 Ukraine refugees ‘in a few days’

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has said that the total of Ukraine refugees in Spain will reach 70,000 'in a few days'. Sanchez was speaking during...

Spain allows rationing at supermarkets to stop stockpiling amid Ukraine war shortages

SPAIN has given temporary authorisation to supermarkets to limit the sale of certain products amid shortages caused by the war in Ukraine and compounded...

JP Morgan behind Russian superyacht seizure in Gibraltar

THE investment bank, JP Morgan Chase is behind the recent seizure of a Russian superyacht in Gibraltar. The banking giant won a court order allowing...

Ukraine’s President Zelensky to address Spain’s parliament next week

UKRAINE President Volodymyr Zelensky will address Spain's Congress of Deputies via a video link next week. The president of the Lower House, Meritxell Batet, sent...

WATCH: Spanish schoolkids shower Ukrainian classmate with hugs in heartwarming video

A HEARTWARMING video showing Spanish schoolkids showering their new Ukrainian classmate with affection on his first day of class has gone viral.  The adorable footage...

Russian oligarch behind Spain’s Dia supermarket chain moans about ‘hardships’ of sanctions and not being able to eat out...

THE oligarch behind Spain’s Dia supermarket chain has moaned about the hardships of not being able to access his fortune since sanctions were imposed...

Ukrainians in Spain: ‘Every night I wake up and worry about the lives of those I’ve left back home’ 

Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain finds out how some of the newly arrived Ukrainians are adjusting to life as refugees.

EXPLAINED: What we know about Spain’s plan to lessen impact of Ukraine war on Spain’s economy

A RAFT of measures has been unveiled this week by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in a bid to minimise the impact of the Ukraine...

Here’s what you can do to help people in Ukraine  

WITH the world watching the desperate situation unfold in Ukraine after Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion by Russian troops, it is easy to feel...

Amnesty International slams Spain’s ‘double standards’ in dealing with refugees and migrants

THE Spanish government has been heavily criticised in the latest report by Amnesty International over its treatment of migrants. The NGO accused Spain of ‘double...

VIDEO: Choirs across Spain sing for peace in Ukraine

IN towns and cities across Spain on Sunday thousands of voices joined together to sing for peace in Ukraine. More than 800 community choirs gathered...

Spain’s Malaga to send more than 20,000 kilos of aid to Ukraine and has more than 500 families willing...

MALAGA stands with the people of Ukraine and is showing solidarity in sending over 20,000 kilos of aid to Ukraine and opening the doors...

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