January 30, 2023. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the unanimous call by the House of Commons on the Government of Canada to designate the Russian organization Wagner Group a terrorist entity.
The motion calling for the Government to immediately designate the Wagner Group a terrorist entity was moved by Heather McPherson (MP, Edmonton Strathcona) and supported by all Members of Parliament.
“The UCC is grateful to MP McPherson for introducing this important motion and to all members of the House for supporting it,” stated Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the UCC. “The list of the crimes of the Wagner Group is long, sordid and wretched– both in Russia’s war against Ukraine and in many other parts of the world. The UCC has long advocated that it is vital that the Wagner Group be designated a terrorist entity under Canadian law. We join the House in calling on the Government to do so immediately.”
The motion adopted unanimously by the House reads, “That, given reports of human rights abuses and attacks on civilians in Ukraine and other parts of the world by the Russian-supported Wagner Group, the House call upon the government to immediately designate the Wagner Group as a terrorist entity.”