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Montréal stands with Ukraine

April 8, 2022
Report by Ms. Lucie Lavoie, the City of Montréal

Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia on February 24, the City of Montréal has expressed its solidarity with the Ukrainian people through a series of symbolic and concrete actions. At its last session, the Montréal City Council unanimously adopted a declaration of solidarity in which the City condemned the Russian invasion in Ukraine and affirmed the right of the Ukrainian people to live in peace and security (see here for the English version). Furthermore, the City also made a donation to the Canadian Red Cross and its Newcomers' Integration Bureau (BINAM) is already preparing the hosting and integration of Ukrainian migrants to Montréal.

On April 8, at the occasion of a conference organized by the Council of Europe, the Mayor of Montréal, Ms. Valérie Plante, had the opportunity to address the mayors of several Ukrainian cities to directly express her support, on behalf of Montrealers. Mayor Plante also had a meeting with the Ukrainian Ambassador in Canada to explore ways in which the City could contribute to peace efforts.

(Bottom) H.E. Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, Mrs Yulia Kovaliv (left), with Mayor Valerie Plante.
Photos: courtesy of the City of Montréal

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