“One year ago, democracy was attacked by a ruthless dictator, Vladimir Putin, who declared a full-scale war on Ukraine.

“The loss of life is senseless and devastating. Ukrainians, and Albertans of Ukrainian descent, find the pain in their hearts to be unbearable. Numerous brave Ukrainians have died in the line of duty defending their democracy, country, freedom and way of life.

“Albertans were some of the first to step up and welcome displaced Ukrainians and offer them much-needed safety and security. We want to make it clear that Alberta will welcome any displaced Ukrainian who needs a safe place to stay.

“Alberta and Albertans have and will continue to support all displaced Ukrainian evacuees during this senseless war.

“Slava Ukraini!”