Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the situation In Ukraine

Ottawa, Ontario
4 March 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the situation in Ukraine:  

“I have this morning directed that, effective immediately, all planned bilateral activities between the Canadian Armed Forces and the military of the Russian Federation be suspended. This includes exercises, such as NORAD’s Exercise Vigilant Eagle, and scheduled meetings.

“We continue to view the situation in Ukraine with the gravest concern and will continue to review our relations with President Putin’s government accordingly.”