SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 4 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Association of Ukrainians in the Canary Islands Oberig Tenerife has shown this Monday its conviction that more Ukrainian minors will arrive on the islands fleeing the war and hope that the entire process is “well regulated”.
This has been pointed out to journalists by the vice president, Dmytro Shatruk, who has indicated that almost five million people have already left the country, so it is very likely that more minors will travel to Spain and the Canary Islands accompanied by adults so that it does not happen to them “nothing bad”.
In this line, he has pointed out that he knows “nothing” about the possible trip of some thirty Ukrainian minors who were to embark at the end of last week in Huelva bound for the Canary Islands through the intermediation of a woman, resident in Fuerteventura, who together with the City Council of La Oliva, managed the transfer of another 16 several weeks ago from orphanages in kyiv.
“I have no data on the others, whether they have arrived or not, we are waiting,” he indicated.
This group of minors has lost track and their whereabouts are unknown, although the Government Delegation in the Canary Islands did know of the trip, they have recognized from the Canarian Executive.
Shatruk thanked the “support” of the Canarian community “in these hard times” where “almost” a “genocide” is taking place, as a result of the corpses located in the city of Bucha, and has remarked that Ukraine “is in the first line of defending democracy and human values ”We must support and not forget Ukraine”, he stressed.
The President of Parliament, Gustavo Matos, has commented that the Ukrainians in the Canary Islands “experience pain and terror” from a distance, in the face of an “illegal and illegitimate invasion” that poses “a threat to Ukraine and all of Europe”, because it threatens Europeans’ way of “understanding freedom and the democratic political system”.
Matos lamented the “terrible images” of the city of Bucha that “practically” represent a “genocide in the XXI century and in the heart of Europe.”
“We did not think we would see it again, they are terrible and abject images that border on crimes against humanity,” he added.
For this reason, he has highlighted the “affection, solidarity and support” of the people of the Canary Islands for the people of Ukraine, stressing that from Parliament they will continue “by their side” because there is a risk that if the war continues, attention will be lost and “lost interest”.
“We cannot lower our guard no matter how long the conflict drags on,” he indicated, while hoping that “a diplomatic and peaceful solution to this barbarism will be sought”, both because there are many Ukrainian friends who are having a hard time as well as the effects of the conflict, which “are global”.