Canada says recalling ambassador from Russia for consultations

OTTAWA Sat Mar 1, 2014 7:39pm EST

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is recalling its ambassador to Russia for consultations about the crisis in Ukraine and is freezing preparations to take part in the Group of Eight summit in Sochi, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday.

Harper, who talked earlier in the day with U.S. President Barack Obama, said Canada condemned Russia's intervention in Ukraine in the strongest possible terms.

"Canada has suspended its engagement in preparations for the G-8 Summit, currently planned for Sochi, and the Canadian ambassador in Moscow is being recalled for consultations," Harper said in a statement issued after an emergency cabinet meeting.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Diane Craft)

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What does Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have to say about the following.

Mar 01, 2014 9:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
What does Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have to say about the following?
Saying Crimea has been successfully invaded by Russia without war, the influential Israeli newspaper Haaretz editors write they want retaliation: more blood and violence in Syria as illustrated by their remark that “Western leaders, Obama in particular, have another avenue for hurting Putin: They can lift restrictions on shipping advanced weaponry to the rebels in Syria and expand their support of training camps for the Free Syrian Army in Jordan. This, in cooperation with the Saudis, who in recent weeks have greatly enlarged their shipments of anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles to the rebels.”

Mar 01, 2014 9:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Aluron wrote:
The Ukrainian government is illegitimate

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