Super Banner - Dominion Motors
Current Weather
-5.1°C Cloudy 2 km/h
Full Forecast
Tbnewswatch National News
Saturday December 20 2014
5:21 AM EST
Badanai
Signature Ad
Signature/Redhead & Chef
Signature - McCullough
Skyscraper Ad
2014-03-21 at 09:43

Heading to Ukraine

Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves Ottawa on Friday, March 21, 2014 en route to Europe where he will visit the Ukraine, Netherlands, and Germany
Sean Kilpatrick, The Canadian Press
Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves Ottawa on Friday, March 21, 2014 en route to Europe where he will visit the Ukraine, Netherlands, and Germany
AD
ENERGY 103 104Play Minute to Win it at 7:20 weekdays mornings with Kaile Jaggard and WIN! on your station for 80’s 90’s and Now…Energy 103 104 Click Here!
By Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has departed for Europe on a trip that includes a stop in Ukraine to meet with that country's prime minister and show support for Ukrainians during a Russian incursion into the Crimean peninsula.

Harper will become the first leader of a G7 country to visit the eastern European nation since pro-Western demonstrators drove out its government last month.

The prime minister will be accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, who has already recently visited Kyiv, but they'll spend only a few hours on Saturday in Ukraine after flying in from the Netherlands.

The brief trip to Ukraine comes a few days before Harper is expected to make the case for a tough, united G7 front against the Russians.

The G7 nations are holding an emergency meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the biggest crisis in eastern Europe since the Cold War era.

As one of the most senior members of the G7, Harper could sway his colleagues because of his consistent warnings about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

— Follow Lee-Anne Goodman on Twitter at @leeanne25

The Canadian Press
© The Canadian Press, 2014

Tbnewswatch.com(2)

Banner/Vector Construction

Comments

We've improved our comment system.
nvjgu says:
They shure know how too spend money don't they.
3/21/2014 7:00:25 PM
Today1 says:
Good idea...Putin will probably do the same in the Arctic waters , so what will we do about it if he does?
3/21/2014 9:15:20 PM
Comments for this story are semi-moderated. Read our comment guideline.

Add a new comment.
You must log in to add comments.
Create a new account
Log In
 
 
B-Box - HAGI
Big Box - Bill Martin's

Events