Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

9 Russian Soldiers Expelled from Canada Over Ukraine Spat
10.03.2014 22:22
9 Russian Soldiers Expelled from Canada Over Ukraine Spat
Photo Credit: http://top.rbc.ru

Nine Russian soldiers have been expelled from Canada following a spat between the two countries over the Ukraine crisis.

      According to Canada’s CTV News, the soldiers taking part in military exercises were informed Thursday afternoon that they had 24 hours to leave Canada.

      “Six of the soldiers were in Saint-Jean, Que., where they were learning English and French. Another two soldiers were participating in a training program at 5 CDSB Gagetown, and the ninth soldier was teaching Canadian soldiers Russian in Gatineau, Que,” read the report by CTV News.

      Earlier, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that all planned bilateral activities between the Canadian Armed Forces and the Russian military of the Russian Federation were suspended, including exercises such as NORAD's Exercise Vigilant Eagle.

      US Secretary of State John Kerry has postponed his visit to Russia where he was supposed to continue consultations on the possible solution to the Ukraine crisis.

      The news was broken by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting with the Russian president.

      Earlier, Secretary of State John Kerry was reported to have issued a diplomatic ultimatum to his Russia counterpart, according to a senior U.S. administration official.

      "He made clear that continued military escalation and provocation in Crimea or elsewhere in Ukraine, along with steps to annex Crimea to Russia would close any available space for diplomacy, and he urged utmost restraint," the official was quoted by CNN as saying.

      Kerry said the United States is ready to work with allies to facilitate a Ukraine-Russia dialogue, the official said.

      Meanwhile, the chairman of the Crimean legislature announced that 80 percent of the local population favoured accession to Russia.

      Vladimir Konstantinov made the statement a week before the referendum that is expected to decide the future of the peninsula in Ukraine with a large ethnic Russian majority.

      According to Konstantinov, the republic can sustain itself with any support from Kiev.

      He accused the current regime of blocking the accounts of the local treasury which has left the autonomous republic financially stranded.

      Konstantinov said they are working on developing alternative energy sources and expect support from Russia.

      Follow Russia-IC for more news on the Ukraine crisis.

       




Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Crimea Ukraine crisis    

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Students of HSE Took Part in SPIEF
09.06.2018
The Digital Renaissance Session was Hosted by Vnesheconombank at SPIEF 2018
09.06.2018
Cooperation between China and Russia was Discussed at SPIEF 2018
09.06.2018
The FIFA President Called Russia a Truly Football Country
20.07.2018
World Cup 2018 has been the Best for the Entire Tournament History
21.07.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Jazzmen  war in Ukraine  Art Auctions  Russian government  Museums of St. Petersburg  space  Russian interent  Altai  Gourmet Tours  Leo Tolstoy  Alexei Korzukhin  FIFA Russia 2018  Russian Internet  St. Petersburg  Music Festivals  Nestor Kukolnik  Musical LIKBEZ  Nizhnevartovsk  Moscow  Russian tourist destinations  Ulyana Sergeenko  City Hunter  Roman Abramovich  Dmitry Bychkov  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Travel  Russian Nature  Russian Railwys  Moscow Region  Russian history  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian business  Andrey Zvyagintsev  cloud computing  Alexander Pushkin  Terror Acts  Festivals in Moscow  Russian tourism  Russian Cinema  Dmitrov  Stalin's bunker  Russian musicians  Cancer  Artillery Museum  Russian Literature  Toy Map of Russia  Pussy Riot  Konstantin Bogayevsky  Caucasian State Biosphere Reserve   accommodation in Russia 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites