June 7, 2023

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Canada acknowledges Russia’s “genocide of Ukrainians”

As for Canada, what is happening in Ukraine is a “genocide”: the House of Commons in Ottawa has unanimously approved a resolution calling for “genocide against the Ukrainian people,” Twitter said.

The speech, initiated by Heather McPherson, a member of the New Democrats, stated that “there is clear and ample evidence of legitimate and massive war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Russian armed forces against the Ukrainian people, led by President Vladimir Putin.” Territories include “mass atrocities”, “forcible transfer of Ukrainian children to Russian territory” or “large-scale physical, mental and rape cases.”

The text was adopted ten days after the Ukrainian parliament passed a similar resolution. In mid-April, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first mentioned “genocide” in Ukraine, which was considered “unacceptable” by the Kremlin. “We have seen this desire to attack civilians and use sexual violence as a weapon of war,” the Canadian government leader denounced.

Canada was the first country to officially define the Russian occupation of Ukraine as genocide. Trudeau also announced plans to become the first G7 country to use Russian assets frozen in the framework of sanctions on Moscow to finance Ukraine.

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