July 12, 2016 –
Translated by J. Arnoldski
The head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Boris Lozhkin, stated that modern Canada was created by Ukrainian colonists.
“The Canadian and Ukrainian flags represent a many years of ties between our countries. The first Ukrainian colonists arrived on Canadian soil 125 years ago. Their labor build Canada as we know it today. Ukrainians became an integral part of the Canadian economy, culture, and state and public relations,” Lozhkin wrote on his Facebook page discussing the “Malevich-style flag” presented to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his visit to Ukraine.
In reality, it is believed that the founder of Canada was the French navigator, Jacques Cartier, who in the first half of the 16th century first explored the east coast of this North American country.