The Government of Canada supports Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression and refuses to lift sanctions against Moscow, the President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Paul Grod said, Ukrinform reports.
"There is almost unanimous support of Ukraine among the members of Parliament, understanding that Russia is an aggressor and that one of the key mechanisms to deter the Russian Federation is sanctions," he stated.
"Canada has no risk of lifting sanctions. Moreover, there is no minister in the current government ready to raise this issue. Everyone understands that Russia is an aggressor country and sanctions should be enhanced," Grod said.
He added that there was also strong support among the MPs for the continuation of a strict sanctions policy towards Moscow.
Earlier, it was reported that the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada called on Ottawa to increase pressure on the Russian Federation due to the persecution of local activists in the Crimea.