I can tell you that Canada plays a leading role in Ukraine in terms of supporting immediate services for internally displaced people, or IDPs, to provide them with the essentials of housing, food, and shelter. We're very pleased to see that. Unfortunately, these internally displaced people don't know how long they're going to be internally displaced. That's where we've seen the increased need for services in terms of employment, education, and resettlement. There still is very much hope that there is a resolution to this conflict, that these people can go back to their traditional homes and lives.
The sanctions we are talking about and recommending are ones that would be imposed on the people who participate in the torture, imprisonment, and, we feel, illegal judicial processes that the Russian state is proceeding with in terms of the activists.
As you've noted, the families of the 70 who have been jailed are at risk. They're seen as liabilities and security threats to the Russian state. They are fleeing and they are not able to continue their lives. We feel the consequences of imposing stronger sanctions on Russian officials and their families will be the lack of impunity: they and their children will no longer be able to travel freely and enjoy the lifestyle that they may have been accustomed to.
We feel that's a strong signal from Canada and our allies as to the way in which international rules-based order should be proceeding. We've been very happy to see that Ukraine internally has spent a lot of time, with the backing of Canada and western allies, dealing with the influx of internally displaced people, primarily women and children. They've been struggling to figure out how to provide services, but with our support they have been doing a better job. It's going on four and five years, so this is becoming institutionalized. That's part of the issue—that it's becoming institutionalized and that there is no end in sight. That's why we feel that making this a norm is not the best option in this moment.