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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:56

Canada is boycotting the summit of the Arctic Council because of the actions of Russia in Crimea

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Canada will not take part in the Moscow meeting of the Arctic Council at the expert level . This was stated by Minister for the Arctic Council Canada Aglukkak Leon writes a Canadian daily newspaper The Globe and Mail.

Leon Aglukkak explained that refusal to participate " is the result of the illegal occupation of Ukraine and Russia continued its provocative actions in the Crimea and other areas." Refusal to participate is also linked to sanctions imposed by Canada against Russia . Despite this , Canada will continue to support the important work of the Arctic Council , the minister added .

The Council consists of Russia, the U.S. , Canada , Denmark, Finland , Sweden, Iceland and Norway.


Source: http://www.iecca.ru/administrator/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item  

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