The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) calls on members of the community to support the Russian Aggression Awareness Campaign throughout the month of May.
The goal of the campaign is to raise National Awareness of the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine to the general Canadian public.
We encourage all Ukrainians, Canadians, and Ukrainian Canadians living in Canada to support SUSK’s Russian Aggression Campaign by sending a letter to their local MP. A sample letter can be found below.
To find your local MP/MLA click this link: https://www.ourcommons.ca/Members/en/search
Dear [Member of Parliament],
Re: Strengthening Canadian Support for Ukraine
In recent months Ukraine has continued to see escalations of attacks at the frontlines by Russia. This increase in attacks has risen serious concern over a possible Russian invasion.
Russia has egregiously violated the human rights of Ukrainian citizens living under Russian occupation, has carried out campaigns of intimidation and pressure against the Ukrainian national minority that lives in Russia, and illegally detained prisoners in the Russian-occupied
parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
I am writing to you to ensure the Canadian Government:
- Strengthens sectoral sanctions against Russia, including removal of Russia from
the SWIFT international payments system and sanctions on Russia’s sovereign
- Ensure that the Nord Stream II pipeline is not completed. As Russia is currently
dependent on Ukrainian pipelines to export its natural gas into the EU,
completion of this pipeline will remove a key deterrent to further Russian
- Provide Ukraine with defensive weapons and increase Ukraine’s air and naval
defense capacities in the Black Sea and Azov Sea;
- Work with NATO allies to increase air and naval presence and patrols in the
Black Sea and Azov Sea;
- Increase the provision of real-time satellite imagery and intelligence to Ukraine
on Russian military movements and possible false flag operations designed to
provoke or legitimize an invasion by Russia.
To read the full briefing note provided to the Honourable Marc Garneau, visit ucc.ca