MSAR stands with our Ukrainian brothers and sisters
MSAR has been providing support to Ukraine since 2015 helping with service and therapy dogs, as well as explosive detection and cadaver recovery dogs.
Little did we know the impact and importance this project would have today! Since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, many of the teams we trained have been lost. MSAR continues to provide support for training and rebuilding working dog programs, as well as financial support to protect and serve the civilian population in partnership with our friends in Ukraine.
Here is a text received from one of the MSAR trained team members in Ukraine:
“Hi George. Putin is crazy. Yesterday morning cruise missiles fired at 19 out of 24 regions. We stay at home. Part of my team went to the front. Part of the team and I are with the dogs and waiting for a show from the rescue service and the military – we are ready to look for people after the explosions. Even children help. Kiev was bombed all day and night yesterday. We are trying. Big losses. Thanks for support! Pray for us.”
We have partnered with members of the Canadian and American Special Forces, RCMP K9 trainers, First Nation K9 trainers, Templar K9, South African and Israeli K9 trainers to help our Ukrainian friends and family.
MSAR does humanitarian work around the world on behalf of Canada’s Aboriginal people to facilitate positive change, providing assistance and protection for the innocent civilian population. In addition to Ukraine, we have provided support in places such as the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.
Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan inherited a nuclear arsenal when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. With the collapse, Ukraine became the third largest nuclear power in the world overnight! International talks of nuclear non-proliferation began shortly after, and in December 1994 the Budapest Memorandum was signed. The three signatories: the United States, the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation all signed agreements to protect these countries in the event of an attack if they would willingly give up their nuclear arsenal. Additionally, they agreed not to threaten, use military force or economic coercion against Ukraine, Belarus, or Kazakhstan except in self-defence. All three countries surrendered their nuclear weapons between 1993 and 1996.
Since Russia is the aggressor in the current war, they obviously would not come to aid Ukraine. However, the United States and the United Kingdom have an international contractual agreement and are obligated by the Budapest Memorandum to directly intervene. Their unwillingness to do so, could prove problematic in the future if they want another country to surrender their nuclear arsenal. Why would that country believe that any treaty or international guarantee would provide protection to them, when this agreement is not being supported and no direct assistance is being provided?