Baird Meets with Foreign Minister of Ukraine

Ukraine MFA

June 25, 2014 - Brussels, Belgium - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the margins of the NATO foreign ministers meeting.

During their meeting, Baird congratulated Klimkin on his recent appointment and expressed Canada’s ongoing solidarity with Ukraine and the importance of respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“Together with our allies,” said Baird, “Canada is sending a clear message to President Putin: that we remain united in our support for Ukraine and that we will not stand by and watch as Russia continues to employ provocative and destabilizing actions. President Putin must now step up and engage in genuine negotiations with Ukraine on a peace plan to end the violence and withdraw the provocateurs, propaganda and materiel support that the Russian Federation is sponsoring inside Ukraine.”

Baird will travel to Finland and Sweden for bilateral meetings on June 26 and 27, 2014.

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