Prime Minister Stephen Harper

speaks with German Chancellor

Angela Merkel

February 28, 2014  – Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke today with Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, about the situation in Ukraine.

The leaders exchanged views on the developments that have been taking shape over the past days, including the appointment of a transitional government and its need to unify the country.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor agreed that they would continue to work to support Ukraine’s transition. Prime Minister Harper noted that a Canadian delegation was currently on the ground in Kyiv. The leaders also discussed financial support, including a role for the IMF, that could be provided with appropriate conditions.

The two leaders agreed to continue to stay in touch on these issues.