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Ukraine

Firefighters from Spain’s Costa Blanca en route to Poland-Ukraine border with urgent supplies

FOUR vans from the Alicante Province fire service began a long journey on Tuesday to take emergency supplies to Ukrainian refugees at the Poland-Ukraine...

Spain included in Russia’s ‘hostile list’ in revenge for sanctions following Ukraine invasion

SPAIN has been placed on Vladimir Putin’s list of 43 ‘unfriendly countries’’ who face economic restrictions in retaliation for imposing sanctions on Russia. The list...

Ukraine war: Spain’s Huelva and Sevilla to welcome 58 Ukrainian refugees today 

ALMOST 60 Ukrainians will arrive in Andalucia today thanks to a scheme for refugees coordinated by a church in Huelva.  A bus carrying 58 refugees...

Red Cross ships out awnings from Spain’s Valencia to provide shelter for Ukraine refugees

A shipment of awnings to provide shelter against harsh weather for Ukrainian refugees has been sent by the Cruz Roja(Red Cross) from Valencia to...

British expat on Spain’s Costa del Sol plans drive to Poland to collect refugees from Ukraine border

A RETIRED British expat who lives on Spain’s Costa del Sol is driving to the Polish border to drop off goods and pick up...

Spain to welcome 6,000 Ukrainian refugees this week

SPAIN is set to welcome more than 6,000 refugees who have fled Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion. Authorities said they were setting...

Spanish retail giant Inditex closes 502 stores in Russia over Ukraine invasion

THE Spanish fashion giant Inditex has announced that it is closing its 502 stores in Russia in protest at Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.  The Galician...

Spain releases two million barrels of oil reserves to support Ukraine

THE Spanish government has approved the release of two million barrels of oil from its reserves to help support the Ukrainian army.  Pedro Sanchez said...

Free rail transport for fleeing Ukrainian refugees travelling over Spanish border

REFUGEES fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been offered free rail transport throughout Spain. The country’s Minister of Transport, Raquel Sánchez, has ordered train...

Expat removal company in Spain’s Mallorca donates packing boxes to help Ukraine

THE expat-run Whites & Co international removal company in Mallorca has started an initiative to provide charities with storage boxes so they can safely...

Spain braced for economic slowdown with Ukraine conflict but insists impact on tourism will be minimal

SPAIN'S Prime Minister warned that the Russian invasion in Ukraine would impact Spain’s economy and cause an increase in energy bills while the Tourism...

Spain’s Andalucia guarantees “immediate schooling” for refugee children from Ukraine

THE Junta has announced it will make Andalucian educational centres available for refugee children from Ukraine. The measure was announced earlier this week by the...

From Murcia building site to war zone: Expat living in Spain joins Ukraine resistance

AN EXPAT Ukrainian has abandoned his construction job in Murcia southern Spain to head to Kyiv to join the resistance against Putin’s invading forces. Sergio...

‘I’m terrified for my daughter’: Ukrainian expat on Spain’s Costa del Sol speaks of fear at Russian invasion

A UKRAINIAN woman living in Malaga opens her heart to the Olive Press and expresses her worries about the Russian invasion. Halyna Surkova, 53, originally...

Grenade launchers and machines: What Spain will send to Ukraine to fight Russian invasion

SPAIN’S Defence Minister outlined the military hardware that will be sent to the Ukraine resistance to help fight against the Russian invasion. Margarita Robles said...

Housing association to provide 100 unoccupied flats for fleeing Ukrainians in Spain’s Alicante province

COMPANIES associated with the Alicante Provincial Housing Promoters Association (Provia), are to provide over 100 unoccupied rental flats to house fleeing Ukrainian citizens that...

How can I help Ukraine? Drop-off donation points in Spain’s Malaga

THE shock waves from Moscow's invasion of its neighbour have awakened a motion of solidarity with the Ukrainian people all over the world. Mass demonstrations...

Gibraltar post office waives fees for letters and packages to Ukraine

People in Gibraltar who wish to send letters or small parcels to friends and family within  Ukraine can do so for free. The Royal Gibraltar...

EXPLAINED: How many Ukrainians and Russians are resident in Spain and where do they live?

FOLLOWING Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, The Olive Press takes a look at Ukrainian and Russian demographics in Spain. There are currently 112,034 Ukrainian citizens registered...

Gibraltar bans Russian aircraft and ships in protest at Ukraine invasion

GIBRALTAR has banned Russian aircraft from its airspace and Russian boats from its port in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.  The government said...

WATCH: Spain’s celebrity chef Jose Andres at Ukraine border to feed refugees fleeing Russian invasion

CELEBRATED chef Jose Andres, whose fame is as much for his humanitarian efforts as his cuisine, has made an emotional plea for peace as...

Russians in Spain struggle as sanctions bite over Ukraine invasion

RUSSIANS in Spain are facing a backlash after the invasion of Ukraine, with reports of assaults and blackmail. And as banking sanctions start to bite,...

U-TURN: Spain will send weapons to help Ukraine fight Russian invasion

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has said Spain will send ‘offensive military hardware’ to Ukraine to help battle Russia’s invasion. Sanchez made the announcement in Spain’s...

Five-point plan unveiled by Spain’s Valencia region to help Ukraine and refugees

A five-point plan has been announced by the Valencian government on Tuesday to help the Ukraine and refugees that are already in Spain. Details were...

Spain could seize superyachts owned by Russian oligarchs under sanctions against Ukraine invasion

Superyachts owned by Russian oligarchs which are currently moored in Spain could be seized by authorities under sanctions threatened by the EU in retaliation...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca starts collecting medical aid for Ukraine

BENIDORM council has unanimously condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine and opened four collection points for medical supplies. Monday's plenary meeting brought rare political unity as...

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