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The Government of Canada advised its citizens to refrain from traveling to Ukraine

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Following the conclusion of talks between the US, its European allies and Russia last week, US officials warned that the risk of a Russian military invasion of Ukraine remains high.

The Government of Canada advised its citizens to refrain from traveling to Ukraine
Фото: Министр иностранных дел Канады Мелани Джоли / REUTERS

The Canadian government has urged its citizens to avoid traveling to Ukraine due to "continued Russian aggression and military buildup in and around the country." This is stated in the newsletter Canadian government.

Moscow has deployed more than 100,000 troops near the border with Ukraine, according to US media, and is preparing a pretext for an invasion if diplomacy fails to achieve its goals.

Canada, with its sizable and politically influential population of Ukrainian origin, has taken a hard line on Russia since its annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie will visit Kiev next week to reaffirm Canada's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and step up efforts to contain Russia's "aggressive actions", Ottawa said earlier.

Canadian Deputy Foreign Secretary Martha Morgan and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke on Friday and pledged to continue close coordination to deter further Russian aggression against Ukraine and urged Russia to de-escalate, a US State Department spokesman said on Saturday.

Russia denies plans to attack Ukraine but says it may take some military action if its demands, including the NATO alliance's promise never to take Kiev, are not met.

Following the conclusion of talks between the US, its European allies and Russia last week, US officials warned that the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine remains high.

After statements about the failure of negotiations in the Russia-NATO format regarding security guarantees, Ukrainian Eurobonds significantly fell in price, and the hryvnia depreciated significantly against other currencies.

Financial analysts on Friday expressed concern about a possible military scenario in Ukraine, announcing an increase in volatility in the commodity market, the supply of which to the world market largely depends on Ukraine.

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