Kenney to meet with leaders of Alberta's Ukrainian community as Russian conflict escalates

Feb 23 2022, 5:35 pm

Premier Jason Kenney will meet with leaders of Alberta’s Ukrainian community as the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine mounts.

Kenney will be joined by Oleksandr Danyleiko, Consul General of Ukraine in Edmonton (Canada), Ed Stelmach, former Premier of Alberta and Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville and Chair of the Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations.

Opening remarks from the meeting begin at 4:30 pm. The conversation will cover how Alberta can provide support to the Ukrainian people against Russian aggression and potential invasion.

The news conference will be livestreamed to alberta.ca/news and Kenney’s Facebook page and Twitter account.

Yesterday Canada introduced new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine tensions escalate, including a ban on two state-backed Russian banks, preventing any financial dealings with them.

Earlier this week, Canada issued a new travel advisory, urging all Canadians to avoid any “non-essential travel to Belarus,” due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws and the risk of armed conflict with Ukraine.

Laine MitchellLaine Mitchell

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