Sir Jeffrey said,
"The cost of this war has been unimaginable for families in Ukraine. It has been fantastic to meet some of the Ukrainian people who have made Northern Ireland their home in fleeing the war but their stories are heartbreaking.
We stand with Ukraine as they mark Independence Day.
In particular, we are proud that Northern Ireland people have been able to open their homes but also practically we have been able to provide munitions to help the Ukrainian soldiers stop the Russian advancement."