Canadian PM: Partial restoration of contact with Russia will not affect our relationship with Ukraine

Canada continues to support Ukraine in the issue of Russia's illegal territorial expansion

Canada is going to partially resume contacts with Russia, but will continue to support Ukraine on the issue of illegal territorial expansion pursued by Russia. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, the Voice of America reported.

"Canada has a lot of support for Ukraine. Our position is clear and unwavering: We oppose the illegal territorial expansion pursued by Russia in Ukraine," Trudeau said, answering a reporter's question.

At the same time, the Canadian Prime Minister acknowledged that his country plans to re-engage with Russia on some issues.

"Yes, we said that we will start to talk to Russia on key issues like the Arctic, but it is also an opportunity to clearly state that we are resolute in our support for Ukraine and will remain on this position," Trudeau said.

Recently, during the "Canada in Global Affairs" International Conference in Ottawa on March 29th, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Stéphane Dion, called to strengthen sanctions against Russia.

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