The #StandWithUkraine movement is gaining global traction, as many get reminded of the escalating domestic war that has gone on there since 2013.
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole issued an official statement Thursday calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reject Russia’s latest deal.
This action is brought on by Russia’s placement of over 100,000 troops, hundreds of tanks, and heavy artillery outside of the Ukrainian border.
Vladamir Putin’s deal demands legal guarantees that NATO will not supply any military forces to Ukraine and blocks possibilities of NATO membership for many other surrounding countries.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) represents a strong voice for over 1 million Canadians who identify as Ukrainians.
The UCC has been campaigning for the Canadian government to take actions including giving Ukraine NATO membership, provide the country with weapons, and impose sanctions on Russia.
The US and other allies have introduced sanctions against Russia to take effect if they attack Ukraine, designed to negatively impact the country’s economy by crushing the technology and defence sectors.
A ten-minute educational video summarizing the history and overall situation of the eastern European conflict can be found in this Al Jazeera English video.
O’Toole’s statement asks for an increase in that support from Canada, as Russia escalates threats in many other eastern European, the Caucasus and central Asian countries.
Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard