Statement from Mayor Sendzik regarding Russian invasion and attack on Ukraine
Today, I am joining leaders across the globe in strongly condemning Russia’s violent attack on Ukraine. As a community, we stand with the brave people of Ukraine and the many Ukrainian Canadians who call St. Catharines home.
This unprovoked military aggression against an independent and peaceful country is a violation of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations. It’s an attack on democracy and freedom – one that will have catastrophic consequences, putting countless civilian lives at risk.
Our global leaders must respond expediently to hold Russia’s President accountable for these flagrant actions, and impose severe consequences – economically and politically. This type of use of force and potential for loss of life and suffering has no place in our world.
To the people of Ukraine and their families – including those here in St. Catharines and Niagara – we stand in solidarity with you against this evil act.