Thanks very much.
If I can change focus a bit, last week, as you may know, this committee heard some very interesting testimony from both civil society and some parliamentarians from Ukraine. They shared with us a real concern about increasing corruption and a lack of transparency, commitment to free and open elections, and a democratic government that enjoys the confidence of its citizens.
There are upcoming elections this fall, parliamentary elections, in October, I believe, and one of the concerns heard from all the witnesses was the real risk of a lack of transparency or a lack of legitimacy in those elections. They asked Canada to make a major contribution, as we have in the past, to sending observers, not only to the actual election on the eve of and for the day of the election, but also to become familiar with the circumstances in the days or weeks leading up to the actual vote.
I wonder if you share my view that Canada needs to remain very engaged in assisting the people of Ukraine in trying to push back on some of the worrying trends that appear to be developing there, and particularly in anticipation of the election in October.