Calls Ukraine Prime Minister
3 March 2014
– Prime Minister Stephen Harper today spoke with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Prime
Minister of Ukraine.
Minister Harper welcomed Prime Minister Yatsenyuk and his new government in Ukraine.
two leaders discussed developments in Crimea
and other regions in the south and east of Ukraine. Prime Minister
Harper condemned in the strongest terms President Putin’s military intervention
He expressed to Prime Minister Yatsenyuk that Ukraine’s sovereignty and
territorial integrity must be respected and that the Ukrainian people must be
free to determine their own future. Prime Minister Harper also highlighted that
is working closely with partners and allies and drew attention to the strong
statement issued by G-7 leaders on March 2 on this matter. He reiterated Canada’s continuing offers
of assistance to Ukraine
during this important period of transition, including related to the upcoming
Minister Harper assured Prime Minister Yatsenyuk that Canada stands in solidarity
with the people of Ukraine.
two leaders agreed to stay in close touch.