A variety of folks have been recognised on this 12 months’s New 12 months Honours listing, together with some who labored on the UK’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
They embrace senior diplomats Melinda Simmons, ambassador in Kyiv, and Deborah Bronnert, ambassador in Moscow, who have been awarded damehoods.
The UK began withdrawing some embassy employees from Kyiv in January, shortly earlier than the conflict began, however Simmons remained in Kyiv until late February, and stayed on in Ukraine for some time longer earlier than returning to London.
Louenna Hood, a nanny from Cambridgeshire who raised greater than £190,000 and delivered necessities for folks fleeing Ukraine, receives a British Empire Medal.
Russia launched one other wave of missile assaults hitting cities throughout Ukraine within the run-up to the brand new 12 months.
The mayor of the capital, Kyiv – Vitaly Klischko – mentioned there had been a number of blasts within the capital, inflicting at the least one dying. A lodge has additionally been broken.
The assaults occurred two days after Russia carried out one of many largest air strikes because the begin of the conflict.
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