December 8, 2023

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Melanie Jolie flees to Ukraine to defend her sovereignty against Russia

Melanie Jolie flees to Ukraine to defend her sovereignty against Russia

The integration of Russian forces and equipment in and around Ukraine threatens the security of the entire region, Melanie Jolie believes. Russia must be prevented from continuing these aggressive actions.

Tensions on the Ukraine-Russia border have continued since Moscow illegally annexed Crimea in 2014. They have intensified in recent days in the wake of the failure of diplomatic talks between Moscow, Washington and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The dangers of a new armed struggle in Europe are real, The Secretary-General suggested this weekNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, followed these discussions.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky (left) and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (right) at a press conference in Brussels in December 2021 (files).

Photo: Getty Images / John Nice

Many countries, including the United States and Canada, warn Moscow that any military intrusion into Ukrainian territory could lead to severe economic sanctions and serious consequences.

For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin demandedNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization Pledges never to accept Ukraine into its alliance, which has a collective defense agreement.

It was against this backdrop that Melanie Jolie made the official visit.

Sending his foreign minister at this time is a big sign of support from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Government sources say relations between Russia and the West are at a critical juncture.

Kiev – Paris – Brussels

Minister Jolie will meet with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Schmidt and Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishina. It focuses on the preservation of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence.

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Melanie Jolie will also visit Canadian troops in Ukraine. About 200 soldiers are on a training mission with the Ukrainian Armed Forces as part of the Unify Mission.

In this regard, Justin Trudeau spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky earlier this week to discuss Canada’s strong and continued support and future assistance. Canada did not specifically state whether this assistance would include arms shipments.

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at a press conference.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Photo: Reuters / Mohammed Abd El Ghani

The Minister will then travel to Paris for a bilateral meeting with European and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. After that she will go to Brussels, especially for a meeting with the Secretary-GeneralNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization And Joseph Borel, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

These meetings will focus on Russia aggressive and volatile activities in and around Ukraine Says Global Affairs Canada.

Melanie Jolie hopes to work with her international partners Advocating a rule-based international order and protecting the human rights and dignity of Ukrainians.

When these rules are challenged, Canada must stand up and work with its allies to prevent their decline. , According to Global Affairs Canada.

Conservative stress

In Ottawa, the official opposition called on the Liberal government to tighten its grip on Ukraine.

Much needs to be done to support Ukraine and it will begin with Russia and President Putin rejecting surrender proposals., Said Michael Chong, a Conservative foreign affairs critic who also called on the Liberal government to expand and expand the Canadian military’s uniformed mission in Ukraine.

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Canada was the first Western country to recognize Ukraine’s independence in December 1991, especially due to the strong presence of the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada. January 27 marks 30E Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries.

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