Baird Condemns Provocateurs in Eastern Ukraine

April 7, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns the agents provocateurs that are fomenting unrest in the three Ukrainian oblasts of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk.

“Canada calls for calm and for Ukraine’s territorial integrity to be respected. Russia must not interfere in the affairs of a sovereign state.

“Russia’s continued provocative actions in Crimea and elsewhere are completely unacceptable.

“If this pattern persists, Russia will continue to face increased isolation from the international community and suffer further serious consequences as a result of its actions.”

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