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Trudeau: Putin's Decision to Expel Canadian Media 'Unacceptable'

Thu 19 May 2022 | 12:20 PM
NaDa Mustafa

Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau condemned on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to expel Canadian media from Moscow is 'Unacceptable'. 

On Wednesday, Russia decided to close the Moscow bureau of Canada's CBC and withdraw visas and accreditation from the public broadcaster's journalists after Ottawa banned the Russian state TV station Russia Today (RT).

"Putin's decision to expel Canadian media from Moscow is an attempt to silence them from reporting the facts, and it is unacceptable," Trudeau said.

Last week, Trudeau visited  Kyiv just. During his visit, he promised to provide Ukraine with new weapons and equipment, vowing that the world would make sure Putin loses the war in Ukraine.

The Russian Foreign Ministry declared 27 Spanish diplomats, working in Moscow, persona non grata, in response to a similar measure taken by Madrid earlier.

Moreover, Russia announced earlier today, the expulsion of 34 French and 24 Italian diplomats from its territory.

On April 5, Spain announced that a decision had been made to expel 27 Russian diplomats from the kingdom, and they were given seven days to leave the country.