Comment on the decision of the Canadian Government to extend its military mission in Ukraine

Canadian Government's decision to extend the military mission in Ukraine is counterproductive and does not facilitate intra-Ukrainian political process, including direct dialogue between Kiev and Donbass, as prescribed by the Minsk accords.

Canada should exert pressure on the authorities in Kiev to implement their obligations under the Minsk accords and concentrate on reaching a peaceful solution instead of pursuing military ventures. 


Kirill Kalinin, Spokesperson for the Embassy of Russia in Canada