Prime Minister Harper called Prime Minister Yatsenyuk of Ukraine today.
The two leaders exchanged views on the latest developments in Ukraine. They strongly condemned Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine and its continuing provocative military actions, calling for immediate compliance with the terms of the April 17 agreement in Geneva.
Prime Minister Yatsenyuk expressed his deep appreciation for the strong leadership that Canada is taking in support of Ukraine. He noted specifically the value of the April 23 announcement of measures to promote democracy in the country and see up to 500 observers travel to Ukraine to monitor the upcoming presidential elections.
The two leaders also reviewed progress on bilateral cooperation discussed during Prime Minister Harper's visit to Ukraine on March 22. Prime Minister Harper again thanked Prime Minister Yatsenyuk for his hospitality during his recent visit.