Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the situation in Ukraine:
“Canada continues to condemn in the strongest terms President Putin’s military invasion of Ukraine.
“Today, our Government is taking additional measures to further increase pressure on President Putin and the Russian Federation to withdraw its troops to their bases by imposing a travel ban against a number of individuals responsible for threatening the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. This ban will prevent these individuals from travelling to Canada.
“We remain extremely concerned about the ongoing crisis and continue to call for Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.”