Minister of Foreign Affairs speaks with Ukrainian counterpart


April 1, 2021 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today spoke with Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Minister Garneau expressed Canada’s concerns regarding the recent destabilizing Russian actions, including the movement of troops near Ukraine’s borders and in occupied Crimea. He also expressed condolences to Ukraine and the families of the 4 Ukrainian service members who were killed in the Donbas on March 26.

Minister Garneau unequivocally condemned Russian actions that violate the July 2020 ceasefire agreement. Upholding the ceasefire is fundamental to ensuring progress toward a peaceful resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. He reiterated Canada’s unwavering support for Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Finally, Minister Garneau reaffirmed Canada’s determination to continue working with Ukraine and members of the Coordination Group to seek answers, justice and reparations for the families and loved ones of the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 from Iran.  


Syrine Khoury
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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