The EU and Canada will continue to enforce sanctions against Russia and step up their joint humanitarian efforts, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after their meeting in Brussels yesterday.
According to their common statement, the EU and Canada will continue to coordinate further support for those who have been forced to flee Ukraine, as well as the assistance to Ukraine’s neighbours most affected. Canada is also exploring avenues to work with the European Emergency Response Coordination Centre and the Civil Protection Mechanism hubs in Poland, Romania, and Slovakia to help channel assistance to Ukraine.
Together with their G7 partners and many others, Canada and the European Commission will continue to degrade Russia’s economic, industrial, technological and innovative potential by supporting the extension of restrictive measures on trade, in the financial sector and beyond. Both sides will also strengthen the fight against sanctions evasion.
In light of Russian aggression against Ukraine, the EU and Canada also stand ready to jointly reduce Western dependence on Russia’ s energy and raw materials.
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