Borys Wrzesnewskyj

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Etobicoke Centre

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Statement By Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, On Canada-Ukraine Defence Co-Operation

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

1st Session • 42nd Parliament

Volume 148 • Number 226

 

Canada-Ukraine Defence Co-operation

 

 

    Mr. Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, this past August 24th, Canadian soldiers marched in Ukraine’s Independence Day parade carrying the Canadian flag in downtown Kyiv, which is a clear message to Ukrainians that Canada and NATO stands with them during this time of Russian military invasion and daily aggressions.

   The liberal democratic West faces a Global Hybrid War against our foundational values and a rules-based international order. Ukraine’s largely volunteer army is in a hot conflict in the Donbas fighting Kremlin soldiers and proxies. Defending Ukraine’s territorial integrity, these brave soldiers are a living shield for NATO and the West.

   Through Operation Unifier, Canada had trained 5,500 Ukrainian soldiers. Let us make sure these brave men and women are properly trained and equipped to deter further aggressions.

   Today on the Hill we welcome Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and we extend to him a heartfelt greeting of: Slava Ukraini i Slava Kanadi.