The New Brunswick authorities is donating $100,000 to the Nationwide Financial institution of Ukraine to supply humanitarian help to the nation within the midst of a Russian invasion.
In a information launch Wednesday, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs mentioned he condemns the “violent actions” of Russia.
“I can not think about how laborious it’s to observe what is occurring, worrying about your loved ones and mates who dwell there. Know that New Brunswickers, in addition to all Canadians, stand with you and the folks of Ukraine,” mentioned Higgs.
Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced on Feb. 24, that Russia would conduct a “particular army operation” in Ukraine — setting off the invasion.
Higgs mentioned the donation will assist Ukraine defend itself in opposition to Russian armed forces.
“We help the federal authorities and all sanctions it’s taking in opposition to Russia in response to this,” mentioned Higgs.
New Brunswickers who additionally want to donate to the humanitarian help effort in Ukraine can achieve this by way of the Nationwide Financial institution of Ukraine web site, the province says.
The Nationwide Financial institution of Ukraine is the central financial institution in that nation.
Based on Higgs, 3,500 folks in New Brunswick are of Ukrainian descent.