Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
“Canada is deeply disturbed by today’s news that Russian vehicles have illegally entered Ukraine for the purported purpose of delivering humanitarian aid.
“This action is not only a clear violation of Ukrainian sovereignty but also a breach of agreements reached between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
“Once again, Russia has flouted its international obligations and demonstrated its contempt for Ukraine’s sovereignty.
“Canada calls on Russia to reverse its course and to negotiate in good faith with Ukrainian authorities with respect to any and all attempts to provide genuine humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.”
Canada - Unauthorized Entry of Russian Convoy Yet Another Show of Contempt for Ukrainian Sovereignty