: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Canada to block new Russian passport holders from Eastern Ukraine, says Freeland

Canada will not recognize passports issued by Russia to Ukrainian citizens in rebel-held areas of Eastern Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of the Ukrainian Reform Conference ministerial meeting in Toronto, Freeland said Canada is taking concrete action against continued Russian aggression in Ukraine and condemns the Kremlin’s decision to issue Russian passports to Ukrainian citizens in the Donbas region.
“As of today, Canada will take action to ensure these passports cannot be used to travel to Canada,” Freeland said.
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians have left the Russian-speaking parts of eastern Ukraine that are …read more

Source: Radio Canada International

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