Justin Trudeau, Joe Biden and several European leaders said they are concerned about the pro-Russian military forces on Ukraine’s borders on Friday.
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“The leaders raised concerns about the actions of Russian-backed separatists in the Donbass region in violation of the ceasefire,” the government said in a statement.
The Prime Minister spoke with US President Joe Biden and the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, the European Commission, the European Council and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) about the presence of Russian military forces. On the borders of Ukraine.
They stressed that “any further military incursion into Ukraine will entail high costs and dire consequences, including the imposition of concerted sanctions.”
Justin Trudeau emphasized the strength and unity of NATO and the heads of state agreed to continue coordinating their efforts.
Canada on Thursday chose to move its diplomatic staff to Lviv, a city close to the border with Poland, in the face of rising tensions.
For his part, Joe Biden said he was “convinced” that Russian President Vladimir Putin “made the decision” to invade Ukraine, adding that it was “not too late” for diplomacy.