Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, here is what Putin’s foreign minister said in regard to Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea. “We have nothing to give back. We are not holding any talks with anyone on returning Crimea. Crimea is a territory of the Russian Federation.“
Why is the Minister of Foreign Affairs considering lifting sanctions on Putin’s regime, given Russia’s blatant disregard for Ukrainian sovereignty?
Hon. Stéphane Dion (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, our government will strongly support Ukraine. Our government will always be against, and criticize, the Russian invasion and interference in Ukraine,
January 27th, 2016