The goal and purpose for this National Campaign in the month of May on Russian Aggression in Ukraine, is to raise awareness about the ongoing Invasion in Ukraine to the general Canadian public.

 

In the month of May, we are planning to host two webinars open to the public for registration that will spotlight a panel of expert speakers, to continue the education and urgency of Russian Aggression in Ukraine.


This will include giving member USOs an opportunity to attend lectures from subject expert speakers, where they will learn more about disinformation, the illegal occupation in Crimea, the arms conflict, and more. 

Another focus on our call to action will be providing students, organizations, and those who are in support of this campaign a template letter addressed to their local Member of Parliament, outlining the urgency of the current status of Russian Aggression in Ukraine to be at the forefront of the Canadian foreign affairs agenda.

Below you can find:
1. All the events happening throughout the month and their registration details
2. Featured speakers
3. The sample letter to your local MP
4. Student written Op-Eds

EVENTS

April 27th: Russian Aggression Information Session
Time: 8PM EST
Registration Closed
Speakers: Ihor Michalchyshyn & Orest Zakydalsky

May 27th: UCPBF – Disinformation
Time: 1PM EST
Registration Link: CLICK HERE
Speakers: Alexa Pavliuc, Katria Tomko, Mariia Kupriianova

UCC & Embassy of Ukraine in Canada Event

May 19th: Current Developments in Russian-occupied Crimea: Human Rights Situation & Russia’s Military Buildup
Time: 12PM EST
Registration link: CLICK HERE

May 13th: Nord stream 2 Webinar
Time: 7PM EST
Registration link: CLICK HERE
Speaker: Diane Francis

May 25th: Crimea and Donbas Webinar
Time: 7PM EST
Registration link: CLICK HERE
Speakers: Ambassador Andriy Shevchenko & Roman Waschuk

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Ihor Michalchyshyn

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RUSSIAN AGGRESSION INFO NIGHT

Orest Zakydalsky

Orest Zakydalsky photo
RUSSIAN AGGRESSION INFO NIGHT

Diane Francis

ukraine award photo
NORD STREAM 2 PIPELINE
Andriy_V_Shevchenko
CRIMEA AND DONBAS

Ambassador Roman Waschuk

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CRIMEA AND DONBAS

Alexa Pavliuc

Alexa Pavliuc
UPCPF – DISINFORMATION

Katria Tomko

Katria Tomko
UPCPF – DISINFORMATION

Mariia Kupriinova

Mariia Kupriianova
UPCPF – DISINFORMATION

SAMPLE LETTER TO MPs

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

[DATE]

 

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:

 

  1. Strengthens sectoral sanctions against Russia, including removal of Russia from

the SWIFT international payments system and sanctions on Russia’s sovereign

debt;

 

  1. 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

invasion;

 

  1. Provide Ukraine with defensive weapons and increase Ukraine’s air and naval

defense capacities in the Black Sea and Azov Sea;

 

  1. Work with NATO allies to increase air and naval presence and patrols in the

Black Sea and Azov Sea;

 

  1. 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 

 

Regards, 

[Insert Name]