Toronto (Canada), 18 January. Canada and the United Kingdom said Wednesday they would keep up financial, political and military pressure on Russia to make it easier for Ukraine to defeat Russian troops invading its territory.
Following a meeting in Ottawa hosted by Canadian foreign ministers Melanie Jolie and the United Kingdom, James Cleverley, the head of Canadian diplomacy, also learned that Ottawa would summon Oleg Stepanov, the Russian ambassador to the country, to protest. Recent attacks by Moscow troops against civilians in Ukraine.
“Today we have called the Russian Ambassador to Canada to make clear that we do not condone the egregious brutality of Russia’s recent attacks on civilians in Dnipro and to categorically condemn the anti-Semitic comments made by Russian Minister Sergei Lavrov do,” “he said. Jolie.
The Canadian minister was referring to a press conference held today by Lavrov in Moscow in which he compared the policies of the United States and its allies towards Russia with the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany during World War II.
At the joint press conference, Jolie and Tactfully reiterated their intention to maintain sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
Jolie said they would continue to “strangle the Russian regime with coordinated sanctions”, while tactfully applauding “punishing Russia with the largest sanctions ever imposed on an advanced economy”.
The British minister also expressed support for London sending heavy tanks to Ukraine, a weapon tactically considered “vital” in defeating Russia.
The two ministers said that during their meeting they discussed the situation in Iran, Canada’s new strategic plan for the Indo-Pacific region and the humanitarian crisis in Haiti.