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County stands in solidarity with people of Ukraine

Ukrainian visitors to PEC on a bus tour of the County.

Prince Edward County Mayor Steve Ferguson has joined neighbouring municipalities announcing solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they face the invasion by Russia. At next Tuesday’s council meeting he will be bringing forward a motion to pay further tribute.

“Like many people across Prince Edward County, I am horrified by the scenes of death and destruction in Ukraine as a result of the recent invasion by Russia,” he said. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine during these troubling times.”

In July 2019, the County welcomed a delegation of elected Ukrainian officials to learn about this community as a model for their own.

“The fact that we did not understand each other’s language (with the exception of the extraordinary translator) was of little significance. An unforgettable experience made more so as a result of recent events,” said Ferguson. “They took a keen interest in learning more from our community and other Canadian jurisdictions in order to strengthen their local democracy. To see those values and ideals come under attack in recent days is truly heartbreaking.

“Our thoughts are with those friends we made as well as the entire population of Ukraine. I pray for their safety and that of their families, as well as for President Volodymyr Zelensky and the brave Ukrainians vigorously standing up to the Russian armed forces.”

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