Mansfield Mayor's letter to Ukrainian sister city

Dear Mayor

On behalf of Mansfield District Council and the citizens of Mansfield, UK, as one of Stryi’s sister cities, I would like to offer you and the people of your city our heartfelt support and solidarity in this time of need and suffering in Ukraine following your invasion by Russia.

As we watch the news in Britain we are horrified at what is happening to your peaceful and beautiful country. This week in Mansfield we raised your national flag at our Civic Centre and we are lighting up our public buildings and monuments in colours of your flag as signs of our continuing friendship. However, I am sure I speak for the people of this district when I say we would like to offer more than just symbolic gestures of support. 

It is clear you are in need of practical help, too. Many people in Mansfield are keen to donate to humanitarian aid efforts to support Ukraine and those fleeing and caught up in the war zone. For myself, I intend to make a personal donation from my Mayor’s 500 Fund to support locally organised relief efforts and I have other fund raising initiatives planned.

Please let me know if there are any other ways in which the people of Mansfield can help Stryi in its time of urgent need. 

Sincerely yours,

Executive Mayor of Mansfield Andy Abrahams (Mayor Andy)

Letter dated: 3 March 2022

Published: March 3rd 2022