Canada has not found evidence of recent accusations of Russia on the situation in the occupied Crimea, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada, Stéphane Dion said.
Ukrinform agency reports this.
"I am concerned about the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, as well as the actions and words that contribute to the stressful situation. We have not seen any evidence of recent Russian accusations", Dion said.
He called on all parties to show restraint and to continue negotiations.
"At this critical time, Canada urges all parties to avoid provocations and to make diplomatic efforts", Stéphane Dion urged.
Canadian Foreign Minister reminded that Russia illegally annexed the Ukrainian Crimea and must fulfill Minsk agreements.
"Canada continues to condemn the Russia’s violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are steadfast in its position of non-recognition of illegal annexation of Crimea. As our partners and allies, we insist on the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements, putting the end to violence to achieve a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine", Dion stressed.