Ukraine’s government imposed martial law in designated areas of the country after a Russian act of aggression in the Black Sea.
Three Ukrainian naval vessels were fired on and then seized by Russian forces.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked parliament to take a vote on establishing martial law after the incident as a countermeasure.
According to the Honorary Consul of Ukraine for BC, Mir Huculak, the Ukrainian community in Vancouver are shocked especially since Ukrainians around the world are commemorating 85 years of Holodomor.
They are remembering a genocide in Eastern Ukraine where at least seven million people were starved to death due to Stalin’s soviet decree in the years 1932 and 1933.