(EDMONTON, AB) 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 her strong support for Ukraine in
the wake of rising Russian aggression.
You can read Armstrong-Homeniuk’s letter here.
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.
“United Conservatives stand 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, we support Canada imposing the strongest
sanctions possible against Russia and evoking any other actions necessary to blunt
Armstrong-Homeniuk is chair for the Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations
and is 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.”