Kiev on Sunday (January 30th) called on Moscow to withdraw Russian troops from the Ukrainian border. The country also called for continued dialogue with the West if they were “sincere” about easing tensions. A report by the AFP news agency said.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kulaba said in a Twitter message that “Russia must continue its diplomatic activities and withdraw its troops along the Ukrainian border and in the country’s temporary occupied territory.”
Canada, meanwhile, withdrew its military units deployed in Ukraine to the west on Sunday (January 30th). At the same time, the country has announced the removal of non-essential staff from its Kiev embassy.
The Canadian authorities made the announcement citing Russia’s ongoing threat on the Ukrainian border. “We will continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our armed forces,” Anita Anand, Canada’s defense minister, told a news conference in Kiev. He said Canadian troops had been evacuated west of the Dinipar River.