OTTAWA, Ontario – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MP Eric Duncan is among the 313 Canadians banned from entering Russia, announced in a press release issued March 15 by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The announcement came shortly after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed a joint session of the Canadian Parliament during which he asked for a NATO-led no fly-zone over Ukraine.
MP Duncan issued the following statement:
“Today as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a powerful address to Canada’s Parliament, the Russian regime banned numerous Canadian lawmakers, including myself, from entering Russia.
I wear it with a badge of honour. Putin is an evil and heartless dictator who needs to be called out and confronted.
I’m proud to be Canadian and stand alongside our entire Parliament to push back against this unlawful and inhumane aggression.
Ukrainians aren’t just fighting to defend themselves though; let’s be very clear – they are defending all of Europe. Because Putin’s brutal attack on Ukraine is an attack on all of us. That’s the lesson history taught us, and one we can not ignore.”
The full listing of Canadians banned from Russia can be found here.