Broten calls on government to send aid for Ukraine violence victims

NDP Leader Cam Broten is calling on the government to pledge humanitarian aid for victims of violence in Ukraine.

Hundreds if not thousands of anti-government protestors and bystanders have been injured in addition to those killed in Ukraine during pro-democracy protests which turned violent at the intervention of riot police. The need for medical supplies and first aid is urgent.

“Saskatchewan people have rallied behind the people of Ukraine,” said Broten. “Our solidarity runs deep, as do our ties to Ukraine, and sending help to Ukrainians desperately in need is simply the right thing to do.”

The government of Canada previously sent medical supplies while the Government of Manitoba pledged financial support to provide medical care and first aid for injured people in Ukraine.

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For more information, contact:
Erin Morrison, NDP caucus
306-787-6349
emorrison@ndpcaucus.sk.ca