Association of United Ukrainian Canadians urges Canadian government to reduce tensions

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AUUC News Release

The Association of United Ukrainian Canadians has been watching with great concern developments in Ukraine.

The danger of war between NATO and Russia is very real and would be devastating for Ukraine, Europe and possibly the entire world.

Ukraine has already suffered tremendously from almost 10 years of internal war in the Donbass.

The AUUC views the recent statements by Foreign Minister Joly in support of Ukraine membership in NATO as contributing to the tensions and contrary to finding a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.

Minister Joly’s statements are part of a multi-pronged policy pursued by Canada that has heightened not lessened tensions over Ukraine. The Canadian government has emphasized hard power and boots on the ground over diplomacy.

The Government in Ukraine is urging calm and Canada should do the same.

There is a path to peace and stability in Ukraine and a role for Canada to play but it must begin by deescalation and using diplomacy not confrontation to bring about solutions. This would certainly be welcomed in Ukraine and Europe.

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