Philatelic materials related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression

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Contents: Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.
It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. To the west and south it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and to the east and north by Spain.
The republic also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. The territory of modern Portugal has been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.
Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of its wealthiest colony of Brazil in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986. [R1]

The early issues from 1853 had the monarch's head, white and featureless, embossed on a coloured background. The most valuable stamps from this period are Gibbons catalogue nos 8 and 9 from the 1853 issue: the 100 reis lilacs.
The first pictorial issue in 1894 commemorated the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator's birth.

Official Philatelic materials of Portugal related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression

27.09.2022, "Solidarity with the Ukrainian People" MiNr.: 4840, Scott: [1]
Support for Ukraine  stamps of Portugal 2022 Support for Ukraine commemoraive postmark of Portugal 2022 Support for Ukraine  FDC of Portugal 2022

[1] On September 27th the Post of Portugal (CTT Correios de Portugal) issued the stamp "Solidarity with the Ukrainian People" to express our utmost solidarity with the Ukrainian people at this difficult time. These actions was defined in detail in close collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine in Portugal. In addition to this stamp, and as a prestigious symbolic expression of the connection between Ukraine and this CTT initiative, a text by His Excellency the President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, was printed in the stamp presentation brochure:

Dear Friends!
Since the first days of the large-scale Russian military invasion of Ukraine, we have felt sincere support of the Government and the people of Portugal. Ukraine and Portugal have never been as close as they are today. Never before has there been such a strong feeling of belonging of Ukrainian and Portuguese people to a common European home. We thank each and every one of you who support Ukraine and our struggle for freedom. We appreciate Portugal's assistance in the area of defence, humanitarian and financial aid. We are sincerely touched by the enormous support of Portuguese society for the aspirations of Ukrainian people to join you in the European Union. We are confident that the Portuguese will stand with Ukraine until our common victory.
This is the only way to put an end to the tyranny, violence and injustice that Russia is seeking to impose on the world. This is the only way to defend the European values that unite our peoples and which are part of the DNA of every European. Every step that brings us closer to this goal is important. I am particularly happy that Portugal has joined the countries of the world which have issued a postage stamp in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. I would like to thank the national postal services in Portugal, CTT - Correios de Portugal, for this initiative. From this day on, this postage stamp will become another symbol of friendship and unity of our peoples in the face of historic tests.

Thank you, Portugal!
Glory to Ukraine!
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
President of Ukraine

CTT will donate all net proceeds from these stamps (75,000 stamps were printed in total) to actions that contribute towards alleviating the plight of the Ukrainian people.


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