Local MP marks one year anniversary of Russian invasion with visit to Aylesbury Ukraine Hub

The MP for Aylesbury, Rob Butler, has praised the bravery of the Ukrainian people, one year to the day since Russia’s full-scale invasion of their country. The anniversary was marked across the UK at 11 o’clock this morning, when the country paused for a moment of reflection.


Rob said:

“Along with MPs from all parties in the House of Commons, I stood silently in steadfast support of the Ukrainian people this morning. We salute their courage in the face of Putin’s brutal aggression. Russia’s illegal and inhumane invasion of Ukraine has resulted in the needless deaths of thousands of innocent people and forced many more from their homes.”


Yesterday, Rob visited Aylesbury’s Ukraine Hub, which is held at the Vineyard Church on Gatehouse Way. Ukrainians who have fled the fighting at home and moved to Buckinghamshire gather at the church each week to socialise, have English lessons, and receive advice from a range of organisations including Buckinghamshire Council.


Rob said:

“The Ukraine hub at Aylesbury Vineyard is a brilliant facility for the Ukrainian women & children who’ve made a new home in Bucks. They told me that they’ve received an incredibly warm welcome from local people, especially their hosts. But of course, they’re still incredibly distressed about what’s happening in Ukraine, and worried about the husbands and son, fathers and brothers, that they’ve had to leave behind. It’s absolutely clear that Putin Must Fail so they can be reunited”.



Rob added:

“I was overwhelmed by the expressions of gratitude for the support the UK has provided to Ukraine. I’m proud that it was our government that warned the world of what Putin was planning, and that we’ve been at the forefront of providing assistance to the extraordinarily brave Ukrainian people fighting to defend their homeland. Whether it’s supplying tanks or training troops, we are demonstrating daily that Ukraine can, must and will win.”