On Sunday, the Canadian government urged its citizens to refrain from traveling to Ukraine due to “Russian aggression”.
“We have changed the risk level for Ukraine to avoid non-urgent travel due to the ongoing Russian aggression and military build-up in and around the country,” the government said on Twitter.
Many people of Ukrainian descent live in Canada.
Several Western countries and Ukraine have repeatedly accused Russia of committing “aggressive acts” and preparing to invade Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly denied the allegations. The country has the right to move its forces as it wants within its borders. Russia attributes the transfer of its forces, including to areas bordering Ukraine, to a military maneuver that is not directed against anyone.
Russian officials also stressed that the statements about “Russian aggression” were a pretext for increasing forces in the eastern flank.
“False accusations” – Kremlin spokesman on the alleged Russian invasion of Ukraine