On the sidelines of the NATO North Atlantic Council meeting in Riga, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie agreed to further strengthen the special partnership between Ukraine and Canada.
Dmytro Kuleba informed his Canadian colleague in detail about the security situation in the temporarily occupied territories and along the border of our state and signs of Russia's preparation for a possible new invasion of Ukraine.
The heads of Ukrainian and Canadian diplomacy discussed concrete steps within the framework of a comprehensive package to deter Russia from further aggressive actions.
"If Russia sees that the West is serious about the current situation and ready for decisive action, they will think twice before resorting to any military adventures," Dmitry Kuleba said.
Dmytro Kuleba thanked the Canadian side for its readiness to work with Ukraine to deter Russia from further aggressive actions.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister expressed special gratitude to Canada for its firm and unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity through concrete actions, including long-term participation in Operation UNIFIER, which effectively strengthens Ukraine's Armed Forces.
The foreign ministers discussed further security and defense cooperation between Canada and Ukraine.
The ministers coordinated a common position until the next stage of negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran on bringing to justice those responsible for the downing of the PS752 aircraft. The Ministers agreed to continue to maintain the unity of the International Coordination Group for Victims of Flight PS752 in the fight for justice for the victims of the tragedy and their families.