Meeting former Prime Minister of Canada Jean chr?tien, with Russian President Vladimir Putin came as a surprise to the canadian government informs.
"I was not notified about what happened. I'm not sure thought if Mr. Chretien necessary to state our mission in the Russian capital. We happened would be Interesting to know what they discussed, " - said the head of the Ministry of defense of Canada Jason Kenney.
This meeting was the slap in the face for the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a rigorous position on Russia, highlights TV channel.
"Mr. Chretien, without doubt, did not represent the government of Canada at the current meeting. The position of my government regarding the regime of Putin unequivocally, " explained meeting spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Lecce.
the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on April 30 at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence of the former Prime Minister of Canada Jean chr?tien. Politicians exchanged views on the current moment in relations between countries, And also discussed the pain points of the modern international situation.
last year, Canada is almost entirely interaction with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and the exclusion of Russia from the " Big eight ". In February, Canada announced the introduction of new penalties regarding 37 individuals and 17 organizations from Russia and Ukraine.
And not so long ago it was announced that the canadian military to Kiev to teach Ukrainian colleagues.