“The Soviet Union’s state-directed starvation of Ukrainians from 1932-33 is one of the worst crimes in modern human history. Forced collectivization and the seizure of crops led to millions of deaths from hunger and disease, the destruction of families and the loss of irreplaceable pieces of Ukrainian culture.

“This horror is a poignant reminder of the evils of Communist social engineering and central planning. It is one of the major charges on the long list of crimes Russia has perpetrated against the Ukrainian people. That truth hits us all with new horror as we support the Ukrainian people fighting back against Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine.

“Ukraine holds an important place in the hearts, homes and blood of many Albertans. We will always stand with them to remember the Holodomor, to speak the truth about this atrocity, and to support them in the face of new violence.”