United Conservatives Express Strong Support for Ukraine
(EDMONTON, AB) JAN. 22, 2021: Today, United Conservative MLA and chair for the Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, affirming Alberta’s strong support for Ukraine in the wake of rising Russian aggression.
The letter stated, “Russia has positioned approximately 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders and there have been reports an invasion is imminent. This follows years of Russian aggression against Ukraine, including the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Alberta’s government stands strong with Ukraine and its people,” Armstrong-Homeniuk said. “Should Russia move to invade Ukraine, whether it be a minor incursion or a full-scale invasion, Alberta supports Canada imposing the strongest sanctions possible against Russia and evoking any other actions necessary to blunt Russian force.”
As chair for the Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations and as a person of Ukrainian descent, I hold the nation and people of Ukraine near to my heart. I will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine and hope to have open doors of communication with the federal government as this situation unfolds.”