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Washington with Ukraine on Russian invasion anniversary!

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Oleg Pynda, executive director of Washington’s Ukranian Community Center. The center is a key link for newcomers, including the 16,000 Ukrainian immigrants new to Washington state. Credit: Office of Gov. Jay Inslee.

Washington stands with Ukraine on anniversary of Russian invasion

On the one-year mark of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Washington remains committed to helping refugees and supporting civilians and soldiers on the war’s frontline.

From the Office of Gov. Jay Inslee:

One year has passed since Russia began its campaign to invade Ukraine, and the conflict remains ongoing. Refugees and Ukranian-Americans still anguish for their nation, and Ukranians fighting for liberty still rely on support from world citizens.

Over the last decade, more than 30,000 refugees from 70 countries have settled in Washington through the U.S. Refugee Admissions program. Since Russia’s illegal seizure of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, Washington has become home to more Ukrainian refugees than any other state, according to The Seattle Times.

In the last year alone, Washington has taken in 16,000 more Ukrainian refugees.

Posted by Steve on February 27, 2023 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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