Chair Bradley’s statement regarding the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine
Regional Chair Jim Bradley offered the following statement regarding the anniversary of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine:
“Today marks one year since Russian forces violated the sovereign nation of Ukraine and invaded their territory. As predicted by many, this unprovoked action has resulted in the loss of thousands of lives, families being torn apart, indescribable destruction to property and a growing humanitarian crisis.
Over the last year we have watched as the Ukrainian people have banded together to defend their home from violent and senseless attacks on military and civilian targets alike. We have been inspired to watch Ukrainian men and women stand in defiance to the Russian invasion, holding the line and going on the offensive when appropriate.
The last year has been a lesson in what courage, tenacity and bravery looks like in practice. It has been a sobering reminder that we should never take our peace for granted.
Here in Niagara, it has been moving to see the Ukrainian community taking action to support friends and family members who are residing overseas. As I have since this started, I continue to stand with the Ukrainian people both here in Niagara and abroad.
This evening, I will be representing Niagara Region Council at the candlelight vigil which is being hosted at the Table Rock Centre in Niagara Falls from 7p.m. to 8 p.m. I encourage those who are able to attend to join us to show their support for the Ukrainian people.
For those who have the means to do so, the Canadian Red Cross and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation continue to accept donations to support those who have been impacted by this senseless war.”
Office of the Regional Chair