“The NUM view with horror the unfolding events in the Ukraine and send a message of solidarity to the Ukrainian people in their hour of need.

The NUM General Secretary was part of a delegation to Kiev along with others from the Trade Union movement, Welsh Assembly and Social Society returning yesterday before the troubles started.

It is unbelievable to think that the Trade Union members, Government Ministers, MP’s, Mayor of Kiev, Social Activists and members of the Centre for Civil Liberties that we met during our visit are now under attack from Russia.

This senseless war is being driven by Putin and his failure to accept that the world has changed since the fall of the Soviet Union and he cannot accept that Ukraine as a Democratic Country has the right to decide their own future allied to whoever they wish.”