Minister Fast and Members of Canadian Trade and Development Mission to Ukraine Visit Independence Square

July 10, 2014 - Kyiv, Ukraine - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade (centre), and members of the Canadian trade and development mission to Ukraine visit Independence Square. The three-day mission to Ukraine demonstrates Canada’s continued support for the country, a partner in peace and prosperity.

Over 100 individuals were killed by security forces during a three-month protest at Independence Square in early 2014. Today, the square is recognized as a pilgrimage destination for many Ukrainians.

Members of the Canadian Delegation (in alphabetical order)

Members of Parliament    

  • James Bezan (Selkirk-Interlake)
  • Ted Opitz (Etobicoke Centre)
  • Mark Warawa (Langley)

Organizations and Private-Sector Businesses

  • Leonard Derkach, Business Council of Manitoba
  • Ivan Fecan, Thunderbird Films
  • Bob Kozminski, Business Council of Manitoba
  • Bohdan Onyschuk, Canada Ukraine Foundation
  • Zenon Potoczny, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce
  • Oksana Prociuk, Buduchnist Credit Union
  • Lisa Shymko, League of Ukrainian Canadian Women
  • Taras Sokolyk, Shape Foods
  • Taras Zalusky, Ukrainian Canadian Congress

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Shannon Gutoskie
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade

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