Member of Parliament Ed Komarnicki spoke in the House of Commons today (on Monday, February 24, 2014) with respect to the developments in Ukraine.
He stated, “The events that unfolded in Ukraine over the last few days – in fact still unfolding – are nothing short of miraculous, breathtaking, and profound.”
“The holding back of fundamental human rights, the freedom of expression, the freedom of speech and the values individuals hold dear has been broken.”
“I don’t think anyone is under any illusion that the road ahead is difficult where personal interest will have to give way to national interest and the overall good of Ukraine.”
“Fundamental human rights and the rule of law must be fostered and allowed to take hold.”
“We look to a free Ukraine, where individuals are allowed to be and become who they can be in a free and democratic society without fear or trepidation.
“As stated by our Foreign Affairs Minister, ‘The unity of the Ukrainian people is fundamental. Canada stands firmly behind you in this difficult journey to democracy.’”
“May all of those who paid a price – and there will be many more who continue to pay the price – and those who paid the ultimate price be forever remembered.”
“God bless Ukraine.”