OTTAWA, March 1 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
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