CG4DU | 17May2017 | Oksana Bashuk Hepburn
Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine
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Ottawa ON K1M 2G4

MEDIA RELEASE re NATO Summit on 24/25May2017

For immediate release

Date: May 17, 2017

May 13, 2017, Ottawa -- The Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine is asking Canada to propose Ukraine for NATO membership at its Summit later this month. In its letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the Group asks Canada to show leadership by “requiring Russia to remove itself from Ukraine by a firm date or Ukraine will be invited to join NATO.”

“By standing up to Russia’s terror Ukraine is standing up for all democracies”, says Myroslava Oleksiuk, a Toronto member. “Russia sows destruction world wide. Blood in Syria, blood in Ukraine. How many times must we be taught the lesson that appeasement is dangerous, indeed deadly, when dealing with an undemocratic adversary with no moral compass?”

Despite denials, Russia has been waging a deadly war in Ukraine with some ten thousand dead, many more wounded, and over 1.4 million displaced. “It creates chaos, lies, covers up, spawns fake news and mucks-up free elections. It has ambitions to be a world-class leader but its methods are that of an alley thug,” says Oksana Bashuk Hepburn, also a member.

Russia’s systematic failure to adhere to international law and agreements must not be countered with Western appeasement. “There must be no green light for Kremlin’s further advances. NATO is a crucial component in checking Russia’s aggression,” states the letter.

The Group wants to see President Vladimir Putin on the sanctions list and Russia removed from SWIFT and add Bombardier’s ally, Vladimir Yakunin, missing from Canada’s sanctions list.

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For further information please contact:
Oksana Bashuk Hepburn
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Myroslava Oleksiuk
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The Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine is dedicated to the furthering of democracy in Ukraine