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‘Unacceptable’ for Canadian official to have attended Russia Day celebration: Joly – Nationwide


It was “unacceptable” for a Canadian official to have attended Russia Day celebrations on the nation’s embassy in Canada, overseas affairs minister Melanie Joly stated on Sunday.

A deputy protocol chief in Canada’s world affairs division, Yasemin Heinbecker, attended Friday’s occasion, together with representatives of Egypt, Pakistan and a few African nations, the Globe and Mail newspaper stated in a report.

“No Canadian consultant ought to have attended the occasion hosted on the Russian embassy and no Canadian consultant will attend this sort of occasion once more,” Joly stated in a Twitter put up.

Joly additionally reiterated Canada’s help for Ukraine in opposition to Russia’s invasion, which Moscow calls a “particular army operation”.

For the reason that battle started on Feb. 24, Canada has imposed sanctions on greater than 1,000 people and our bodies with ties to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

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(Reporting by Nishit Jogi in Bengaluru; Modifying by Clarence Fernandez)



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