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 Lavrov's desire not enough to improve relations with Canada; Russia should respect territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, - Canadian Foreign Ministry

If Russia wants to improve relations with Canada, it should respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine in the first place.

Parliamentary Secretary Pamela Goldsmith-Jones said during her speech at Canadian parliament, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

Lavrov's desire to improve relations with Canada is not enough until Russia shows respect to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, she announced.

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She also stressed that Canada remains a strong ally of Ukraine.

Last week Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Canadian government played the game of "rampant" Ukrainian diaspora but not its own in its relations with Russia, causing considerable damage to its pragmatic interests. He added that Moscow still wants to improve relations with Ottawa.
 
 
 
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