Russia Would Be Sanctioned Over Its Military aggression Over Ukraine – Canada
In a statement released on Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Russia’s attack on Ukraine a “egregious” and “unprovoked” act of aggression, urging the Russian government to withdraw its forces from the country immediately and warning that Russia’s aggression “will not go unpunished.”
“Canada condemns Russia’s heinous aggression on Ukraine in the strongest possible terms,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement published hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the launch of military operations in the country’s east.
He described the “unprovoked actions” as a clear violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and he called on Russia to “immediately cease all hostile and provocative actions against Ukraine” and “withdrawall from the country” of all military and proxy forces stationed in the country.
In a joint statement with partners, Trudeau warned that “serious repercussions” would befall Moscow if it did not “collectively react to these irresponsible and dangerous conduct,” which may include more penalties.
“Russia’s brazen acts will not go unpunished,” he said.
Thursday morning (1400 GMT), Trudeau was scheduled to participate in a virtual, closed-door meeting of G7 leaders — including the leaders of the United Kingdom (Britain), Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States (United States).
In the wake of the G7 meeting, it is expected that more sanctions against Russia will be imposed. Russia has long claimed that it will not invade Ukraine, even after massing tens of thousands of soldiers and heavy weaponry on the country’s borders and insisting that Kyiv abandon its pro-Western aspirations.