Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, stated speaking in the House of Commons, Censor.NET reports citing the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
"Engaging in dialogue with Russia is not the same as agreeing with Russia. We will speak clearly, bluntly, and directly, and we have been explicit in our condemnation of Russia's unlawful annexation of Crimea," she said.
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"Canada is always interested in constructive engagement with a range of countries. Engagement is not about agreement. It is about holding countries to account. Russian interference and invasion of Ukrainian territory is completely unacceptable. The question now is how to communicate this in the most effective and strongest way to Russia," the politician declared.
Goldsmith-Jones has also stated that Canada stands steadfast with Ukraine, and Canadian parliamentarians always have and always will continue unwavering support for the Ukrainian people. "This is well beyond partisanship for all of us," she summarized.
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