Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Ceremony shows City’s support

This morning, the City held a flag raising ceremony to show its support for the Ukrainian people affected by the war.

Council also officially signed a letter to the Ukrainian Embassy expressing their condemnation of the invasion of their country and outlining their intentions to support affected communities.

Special guests to the ceremony included the Ukrainian Association of Western Australia President Mykola Mowczan and Vice President Wally Perzylo, as well as a number of Ukrainian people who call Subiaco home.

One local resident who attended is Roma Popadynec; Roma is making a huge difference to people’s lives by hosting displaced Ukrainian families, helping others find accommodation and collecting essential items for those who had to leave their country with very little.

Roma’s family – including her Ukrainian father, Wasyl Slobodian, who is now over 100 years old – have been living in Subiaco since the 1950s. 

As well as flying the Ukrainian flag each day in place of the City’s flag as a symbolic gesture of support, the City has also made a financial donation to help Ukrainian people affected by the war. 

"The City of Subiaco is a diverse and multicultural community. We are also a democracy. We therefore stand in support of Ukrainians and the international community, and reject the invasion of Ukraine," Mayor David McMullen said.

"As Mayor I am very proud of Council for taking a stance on this issue.

“We wish all Ukrainians all the very best and send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this war.” 

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