This is noted in his greetings on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine sent to the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia.
“We share the greetings from Honorable Bruce Atkinson, the member of the Parliament of Victoria, who, among other things, highlights the important contribution of the Ukrainian community of Victoria to the development of Australia’s multicultural life,” the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia posted on Facebook.
Photo: Facebook account of the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia
In particular, Atkinson congratulated the leadership and people of Ukraine on the upcoming holiday. He paid special attention to those who came from Ukraine, settled in Victoria and “enriched our state in all aspects of life with their energy, ingenuity and enterprise.”
In his greeting, Atkinson also stated: “I take the occasion of Ukraine’s National Day to acknowledge and applaud the Ukrainian community for enriching Victoria’s cultural knowledge while building trust and respect, thus shaping her [Victoria] into a vibrant and multicultural state that is now home to over 6 million Victorians.”