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 Canadian Foreign Minister urged all countries to be very firm about sanctions against Russia

Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion on Friday urged all countries to remain firm about upholding sanctions against Russia for its actions toward Ukraine and said Canada will not ease them as long as Moscow keeps its current stance.

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"The behavior of Russia in Ukraine and Syria is problematic to say the least. Because of that, it is important to be very frank in our relationship with Russia," Dion said at a news conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

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"About Ukraine, there are sanctions that are existing and Canada is insisting that all countries must be very firm about these sanctions," Dion added.

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Russian officials, eager to see the sanctions lifted or eased, welcomed Trump's election. Putin on Wednesday said he was ready to fully restore ties with Washington.
 
 
 
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