Fifth President Petro Poroshenko in Halifax together with Canadian Defense Minister Bill Blair addressed the participants of a rally organized by the Ukrainian community in support of our country. Pro-Ukrainian activists gathered to call on the participants of the International Security Forum to support Ukraine to victory and ensure the accession of our state to NATO.
“This year, we will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Stalin’s request to commit genocide of the Ukrainian people. In 2024, we will also celebrate the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity, as well as Russia’s illegal invasion of Crimea and Donetsk in 2014. On February 24 last year, Russia committed another terrible a crime against the people of Ukraine is a full-scale invasion. Many people in the world thought that Ukraine would not withstand this assault. But the Ukrainian people have shown us what they are made of. And the free world stands with Ukraine – extraordinary in its resilience, its courage,” he said Bill Blair.
“I want to assure you: Canada will unwaveringly support Ukraine as long as it takes. We will continue to work with the Ukrainian people to make sure that they have the resources not only to win this war, but also for security in the future,” the Canadian stressed. official.
Petro Poroshenko thanked the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada and the USA for the strong support of our country. He also reminded that Canada was the first country to provide aid to Ukraine after the start of Russian aggression in 2014.
“We are meeting on the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the student Maidan, which started the Revolution of Dignity. A revolution that showed that the Ukrainian people want to return to the European family of nations. It will ensure freedom and democracy in their own country. Then the former government stole these hopes from the Ukrainian people. The people did not And I am proud of the fact that after the victory of the Revolution of Dignity and after the presidential elections, I had the great honor of signing the Agreement on Association with the European Union, which was the goal of the revolution, the Agreement on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Zone, and the Visa-Free Regime Agreement. We resolutely moved towards full membership in the European Union and NATO, we made it part of our Constitution,” Poroshenko reminded.
“But on February 24, everything changed. The whole country took up arms. I thank you very much, dear Ukrainians of Canada, for not stopping the fight against Russia here, inside Canada, in the United States and around the world. Your activity, your caring is what Ukraine needs today. We must support the pro-Ukrainian forces in Canada and the United States, and not allow anyone to drag Ukraine into internal political confrontations. Ukraine had, must and will have bipartisan support, a powerful peace coalition in its support. And your the contribution here is huge,” the fifth president is convinced.
“Thank you to those who came today with posters about the Holodomor. We must always remind the world of the crime of genocide of Ukrainians committed by Russia. We must remind and support politicians, local, Canadian, European, NATO, American, who put victory over Russia as the first priority. I always call on my partners: to be with Ukraine not as much as necessary, but for our common victory. I thank the soldiers of the Armed Forces who saved our country and will ensure victory for all of us,” Petro Poroshenko said.
The fifth President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Canada’s Minister of Defense Bill Blair in Halifax on the sidelines of the International Security Forum.
Poroshenko thanked for the powerful military assistance provided by Canada to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities, in particular, the announcement of an aid package in the amount of 500 million Canadian dollars.
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