The sides discussed the situation in Ukraine. Also it was emphasized, that Ukraine and Canada has “very warm and friendly relations” due to the numerous Ukrainian diaspora in Canada.
According to O. Turchynov without any arguments, Russia occupied the region that is part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine. "Today we do our best to peacefully resolve this issue," - he said, adding that the country needs not only a moral but also a real military-technical support from our strategic partners and guarantors of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
O. Turchynov also stressed that confrontation between Ukraine and Russia - "is a problem not only in Ukraine but it is a challenge to the entire civilized world." "By their actions, Putin questioned the entire system of global security. This is an attempt to change the world order by creating a new one, with domination of aggression and language of weapons "- said the head of the parliament, adding that regardless of the reaction of the world, Ukrainians are ready to defend own country.
S. Harper stressed that Russia's actions in the Crimea is very dangerous. "What is happening in the Crimea – is a violation of the Constitution, the territorial integrity and sovereignty of an independent nation," - he said, adding that the referendum that took place on the peninsula - " is a cover for the Russian occupation of the Crimea."
Moreover, the Prime Minister of Canada said that the aggression of Russia in the Crimea is the reason for the serious response of the entire world community. “It is impossible to have normal relations with the Putin regime until the region is illegally occupied," - he said, adding that these issues should be discussed soon at a meeting of the Group of Seven.