Canadian government “talking about” reopening embassy in Kyiv – Freeland


Canada is considering resuming the work of its diplomatic mission in Kyiv.

This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Christia Freeland, who spoke at a press conference in Washington, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“We’re talking about it,” the deputy prime minister said when asked by reporters about the prospects for reopening the embassy in Ukraine’s capital, adding that Canada is listening to Ukrainian friends.

She noted that she had discussed this issue during a meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal in Washington. Speaking about the meeting, she said a wide range of issues was discussed, while her Ukrainian counterpart told her about the Ukrainian government’s efforts to restore normal life in the capital,” said the deputy prime minister of Canada.

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Freeland added that upon her return to Canada, she would share with her government what the head of the Ukrainian Cabinet had told her.

Shortly before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Canada temporarily relocated its embassy to Lviv and later evacuated all diplomats to Poland, where they remain to date.

Source: Canadian government “talking about” reopening embassy in Kyiv - Freeland

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