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December 5, 2013

MANITOBA SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT OF CANADA'S CALL FOR END OF VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE



Premier Greg Selinger today expressed support for the Government of Canada’s condemnation of recent violence in Ukraine.  

“Manitoba, like the federal government, stands with the people of Ukraine to ensure that freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law are fully respected in Ukraine,” said Premier Selinger.  “Manitoba and Ukraine share a long and productive history.  Early Ukrainian settlers and more recent newcomers have helped shape this great province, and our ongoing relationship continues to strengthen our economy and enrich our culture.” 

Mineral Resources Minister Minister Dave Chomiak and Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn commended the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council and members of the Ukrainian-Canadian community for coming together in recent weeks to express strong concern over the situation unfolding in Ukraine.

“I know all Manitobans support the citizens of Ukraine in their efforts to define and implement the social, political and economic reforms necessary to further strengthen their country and economy,” said Minister Chomiak.   

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