Ukrainian refugees welcomed to Ballymoney despite graffiti

Dark Hedges
Mervyn Storey condemns Russian graffiti at the Dark Hedges

DUP North Antrim Assembly Candidate Mervyn Storey has condemned those behind pro-Russian graffiti at the Dark Hedges.

Commenting, Mr Storey said:

‘‘This is a wanton act of vandalism at one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic location. It is completely at odds with the warm welcome our local community provide to tourists from all over the world who come to see what the Dark Hedges and the North Coast have to offer.

This week I was pleased to be able to welcome refugees from Ukraine into my own church community. It is despicable that they should have to encounter this type of behaviour glorifying Russia’s oppressive campaign of terror in their homeland. Our support must be with the people of Ukraine.

I will be working closely with local authorities and the PSNI to ensure this graffiti is removed immediately and those responsible held to account.’’

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