Canada’s Harper to Meet Ukraine’s Yatsenyuk March 22 in Kiev

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will travel to Kiev to meet with Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on March 22.

Harper will travel to the country to “discuss the evolving situation” in Ukraine and determine how Canada can provide support, according to a statement released today by the prime minister’s office. It will be part of a trip that will include stops at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague and a visit to Germany, it said.

Harper, who has condemned Russia’s actions in Ukraine and becomes the first Group of Seven leader to announce plans to visit the country, has suspended participation in a bilateral economic commission with Russia and frozen assets of members of the Yanukovych government.

Canada has also said it won’t recognize the results of this weekend’s referendum in the separatist Crimea region.

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