Ukraine honours Sask. deputy premier

From the Leader-Post:

REGINA — Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz is receiving high recognition from the government of Ukraine.

The Order of King Yaroslav the Wise is being awarded to Krawetz for his efforts to help build a strong relationship with Ukraine and to raise awareness of the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian genocide known as Holodomor, the provincial government said Wednesday in a statement congratulating Krawetz.

Krawetz introduced legislation in Saskatchewan last year to recognize those who died during the Ukrainian famine and genocide of 1932-33. The fourth Saturday in November each year now recognizes the Holodomor. Krawetz, who is also education minister, also travelled to Ukraine in the fall and renewed an education agreement between Saskatchewan and a region in the western part of the country.


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