Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Ukraine

THE MADNESS OF WAR: Double tragedy drives home the insanity of conflict

IN my previous column, I wrote about the continuing conflict in Ukraine. Last week, the war became a much more personal thing for me....

Olive Press Opinion: When it comes to Russian oligarchs, Spain must do its homework

Dripping in as much gold as the besieged city of Mariupol is dripping in blood, this gross symbol of Russia’s ruling elite needs to be tackled urgently by the powers that be

Church welcomes over 1,000 refugees and raises €125,000 to help Ukrainians on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SINCE Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante has welcomed 213 families fleeing from war in Ukraine. Some 1,019 people, mostly women and children,...

Expats slam settlement scheme for Ukrainian looking to settle on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA expat Mourad Hamoum welcomed his Ukrainian mother-in-law for a month-long holiday in Javea in February. But just as she was preparing to return to...

Russians defraud vulnerable Ukrainian refugees queuing up for residency permits on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Russian interpreters have been arrested in Alicante for defrauding vulnerable Ukrainian refugees. The mother and daughter were detained by the Policia Nacional who say...

CHATEAU PUTIN: Who owns the lavish villa in the hills above Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol?

Despite Spain declaring there are no oligarchs owning here, the olive press can reveal at leas one, a genuine fortress with at least 10 security guards with intriguingly close links to the Russian dictator.

Spain’s Foreign Ministry seeks news of ‘arrested’ Valencia pensioner in occupied area of Ukraine

SPAIN'S Foreign Ministry is looking into the arrest of a Valencian pensioner by Russian troops during a protest in the occupied Ukrainian city of...

Disgrace as Spanish border police stop Ukrainian refugee shipment of 1,500 fleeces and demand 25% tax

A GROUP of big-hearted Brits were left stunned when Spanish customs refused to let a van packed with aid for Ukraine cross from Gibraltar...

What is THB, how can it ruin refugees’ lives and what can be done to prevent it in Spain?

RUSSIA’S INVASION of Ukraine has caused a humanitarian crisis and prompted large numbers of refugees to flee from Ukraine to the EU, including many...

Has Spain boycotted Russian salad in protest at the invasion of Ukraine?

IT is a staple on menus across Spain and often appears as a free tapas alongside a caña or glass of wine but something...

Super-yacht seized in Gibraltar under sanctions against Russian oligarchs

A super-yacht belonging to a Russian oligarch with links to the Putin regime was seized by authorities after it docked in Gibraltar on Monday. The...

Teacher offers Ukrainian refugees free Spanish lessons at academy in Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

IT is yet another heartwarming example of ordinary people being moved to do something to help those fleeing Russian invasion of Ukraine. A teacher from...

Spain says 25,000 Ukraine refugees have arrived in country after Russian invasion

AN estimated 25,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Spain since the start of Russia's military invasion on February 24. Speaking to broadcaster, RTVE, on Monday,...

Spain’s Sierra Nevada welcomes 45 children from the Ukrainian Ski Federation in face of Russian invasion

A TOTAL of 45 children and teenagers plus seven coaches from the Ukrainian Winter Sports Federation have arrived at the Sierra Nevada ski resort...

REVEALED: Official advice on the help offered to Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

REFUGEES fleeing the invasion of Ukraine can now receive ‘official’ help on Costa Blanca, after a major city announced guidelines. Orihuela City Council published a...

REVEALED: Official advice on offering accommodation to Ukrainian refugees in Spain’s Valencia region

VALENCIA stands with the people of Ukraine and is showing solidarity with humanitarian aid and advice on living safely in the region. The Generalitat intends...

Spain’s Teatro Real drops Bolshoi Ballet performance in protest at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

SPAIN'S Teatro Real has cancelled performances by Russia’s famous Bolshoi Ballet in protest at the invasion of Ukraine. The Opera House was due to stage...

ANALYSIS: How the Ukraine war might affect international demand for property in Spain

Having barely recovered in 2021, international demand faces a challenging year in 2022, writes Mark Stücklin of Spanish Property Insight.

Update with pics: Local hero arrives back home to Spain’s Sevilla after an epic journey to Ukraine war zone...

OVER the past nine days the Olive Press has been keenly following the epic journey of local hero, Jesus Perez de Tena, a greengrocer...

Spain joins calls for Russian president Vladimir Putin to be tried for war crimes over Ukraine invasion

Spain has joined calls for the International Criminal Court in The Hague to pursue Vladimir Putin for his unprovoked attack on Ukraine. Government spokeswoman Isabel...

OPINION: Why Ukraine’s foreign fighters have little in common with those who signed up to fight in the Spanish...

According to some reports, thousands of people from around the world are signing up to fight on behalf of Ukraine. But comparisons to the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigades are misguided. By Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Ukrainian refugees get phone call from bogus Red Cross worker in Spain’s Valencia amidst human trafficking fears

TWO female Ukrainian refugees claim they were the victims of a hoax phone call claiming to be from the Cruz Roja(Red Cross). The women said...

Local church provides haven for Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA International Baptist Church (JIBC) is offering a meeting place for Ukrainian refugees. Those seeking refuge in the north of Costa Blanca can also bring...

Costa Blanca classical musicians join forces for Ukraine Charity Gala in Spain

TOP classical musicians from the Costa Blanca are joining forces this Sunday for a Charity Gala in aid of Ukrainian refugees. The event has been...

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