Feb 25, 2014
By AM740 Staff
The Prime Minister has announced that Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will leave for Ukraine tomorrow along with a delegation of Ukrainian-Canadian leaders and parliamentarians. They will travel to Kyiv, the capital for a first-hand assessment of the situation following political unrest that has rocked Ukraine for months. Harper says Baird will offer Canada’s support for efforts to restore democracy in Ukraine. News of the trip comes as Russia’s ambassador to Canada says talk about the possibility of Russian troops invading Ukraine is nonsense. Georgiy Mamedov says it’s an insult to the intelligence of Canadians even to suggest that might happen in light of recent events in Kyiv. Ukrainian authorities ousted their Russian-leaning President Viktor Yanukovych after months of anti-government protests that saw dozens of people killed.