Russian foreign Minister: relations between Russia and Canada have caused serious damage


RIA Novosti

The Russian foreign Ministry noted the serious deterioration of Russian-canadian relations because of the position of Ottawa, but hope to improve it in the future.

“Unfortunately, in recent years the government of Canada, contrary to common sense, has gone the way of the destruction of accumulated positive, flattering Russophobic sentiments and introducing against Russia unjustified sanctions. As a result of disrupted many communication channels, relations between the two countries suffered serious damage,” – said in comments the Russian foreign Ministry on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Canada.

However, it is noted in the comment, “we look to the future with optimism. Russia and Canada are neighbours across the North pole. We objectively many common interests, including cooperation in the Arctic development, trade and investment sphere, in the fight against terrorism. Has great prospects for the development of interregional relations, humanitarian and educational exchanges.”

“Russia is open to constructive dialogue with Canada on mutual respect and non-interference in the internal Affairs of each other. We hope that Ottawa will also show readiness,” – said in comments.