Statement on the situation in Belarus (Aug 10, 2020)

August 10, 2020 Statement on the situation in Belarus

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is concerned by the violent repression of peaceful demonstrators by the Belarusian regime, following the presidential election on August 9.

We stand with all who demand that the fundamental rights of the Belarusian people to have their voice heard and be respected. Free, fair and democratic elections should reflect the will of the people.

We call for the immediate release of all political prisoners held by the Belarusian regime. The UCC continues to work with the Belarusian community in Canada, and we call for the Government of Canada to take a strong unequivocal position in support of the democratic rights of the Belarusian people.