The news of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Thursday February 24th caused anguish among the Ukrainian community in Toulouse in south-west France. “I've been shaking since I got up. I didn't even take the time to grab a shower, I immediately started thinking about organising the community,” said Irina at midday, a few hours after the invasion had begun. This 38-year-old woman, who has lived here for eight years with her husband and two children, and who works in accounts at a local company, said there were around “one hundred Ukrainian families” who were active in the community's local network.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.