PM delivers remarks on the situation in Ukraine En route

En route
25 January 2014

Look, obviously as we’ve been in the Middle East, we’ve been watching with considerable interest and concern the developing situation in the Ukraine.

Our Government is concerned by the growing political conflict and violence in Ukraine. 

At the same time, we understand that this violence is occurring because the majority of the population is very worried by the steps taken by their government that very much remind them of an anti-democratic and Soviet past.

And the Government of Canada very much shares the concerns of the majority of the Ukrainian population.

For this reason, two of our members, Ted Opitz and James Bezan have asked for an emergency debate in the House of Commons immediately on the situation.

This is something the Government of Canada supports, and we will also continue to work with our allies and our partners to determine what the necessary and appropriate response to all this should be.