Governor General delivers remarks at solidarity event for Ukraine

February 20, 2023

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, joined Her Excellency Yuliya Kovaliv, Ambassador of Ukraine, as well as members of the diplomatic community and Canadian supporters to mark one year since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

During the Stand in Solidarity with Ukraine event, representatives from numerous countries helped unveil a 30-metre flag of Ukraine across the Flora Footbridge.

The event was organized by the Friends of Ukraine diplomatic group, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Ukrainian National Federation, and Café Ukraine.

The Friends of Ukraine was launched on August 22, 2022, to coordinate diplomatic efforts in support of Ukraine and its people. The informal group includes more than 30 diplomatic missions in Canada.