We stand with Ukraine


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This article was published 09/03/2022 (448 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The Ukrainian community in Manitoba has deep roots, as early Ukrainian settlers and newcomers helped shape the social, political, and cultural landscape of our great province and the community of Burrows. I strongly condemn Russia’s violent acts. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected and the Ukrainian people must be free to determine their own future.

Putin’s actions are so evidently brutal and so blatantly unjust that he has reminded us all how awful, and how worthy of condemnation, it is to initiate an unjust invasion. My message to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people is clear — you are not alone, the world is watching, Manitobans stand with you, I stand with you. Governments at every level must do everything they can to pursue peace and protect the Ukrainian people from Russia’s imperialist invasion and attack on democracy.

As we pray for Ukraine and pray for peace, the NDP reiterates its commitment to support the resettlement of Ukrainians in Manitoba, where so many have found peace and prosperity over the decades. We will continue to work with the Manitoba Ukrainian community to identify ways to help those who are in danger. We call on the Progressive Conservative government to provide increased supports for local Ukrainian organizations in our province. We urge the premier to work in collaboration with the federal government to implement measures that expedite the immigration process so that Ukrainians are able to seek refuge and start a new life in Manitoba.

To the Ukrainian community in Burrows:

I see that you are hurting for your loved ones, for the attack on your identity, and for your homeland. I want you to know that I stand with the people of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian community in Manitoba and Canada.

I would encourage folks to reach out to my office and engage in dialogue about ways in which we can support the Manitoba Ukrainian community as the Ukrainian people need our help and we must act immediately. Please contact my office at 204-415-7621 or diljeet.brar@yourmanitoba.ca

Diljeet Brar

Diljeet Brar
Burrows constituency report

Diljeet Brar is the NDP MLA for Burrows.

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