War in Ukraine |  The Russian ambassador was summoned again by the Trudeau government

War in Ukraine | The Russian ambassador was summoned again by the Trudeau government

(Ottawa) And six. The Kremlin’s envoy in Ottawa, Oleg Stepanov, is summoned by the Canadian government for the sixth time.

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This time the ambassador was asked to consider two elements: the rocket attacks on a residential tower in Dnipro, which claimed more than 40 civilian lives, and the statements made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

We will summon the Russian Ambassador to Canada to confront and condemn the brutality of the Russian attacks on the civilian population in Dnipro [le] face Minister Lavrov’s anti-Semitic statements.

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

On Wednesday morning, the head of Russian diplomacy compared the actions of Western countries against his country with the Nazi regime’s “final solution” to exterminate the Jews. He had

A little later, the Moscow Embassy in Ottawa directly challenged Minister Joly on Twitter with similar statements.

“Russia/USSR was the decisive force in saving Europe from Nazism and ending the genocide. [La ministre] Mélanie Joly seems unaware of this and has completely forgotten that Canada and Russia were allies in World War II,” wrote one on the social network.

“Russia will not allow neo-Nazism to grow and spread in Europe and elsewhere,” it said.

After the attack in Dnipro, the Bloc Québécois asked the minister to summon Oleg Stepanov, whom some would like to see expelled from the country. Russia’s head of mission in Canada has been summoned to explain itself to Global Affairs Canada half a dozen times since the invasion began.

He was hit in particular for the Boutcha massacre, the homophobic and anti-LGBTQ comments on the embassy’s Twitter account, and for denying the existence of the Holomodor (the Ukrainian famine and genocide of 1932-1933).

Visit of the British Minister

Minister Joly received her British counterpart James Cleverly in Toronto on Wednesday.

Both expressed their condolences to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Kyiv that claimed several lives, including Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky. At least 14 people died in the accident, including a child from a kindergarten.

They also promised to continue sending military equipment to Ukraine.

With Agence France-Presse