doesn mean you not willing to sit down and talk and negotiate

May 9, 2013

Canada’s choice of Russia critic as top diplomat seen as a bold move

OTTAWA (Reuters) Canada appointment of an outspoken Russia critic currently Canada Goose Jackets under sanctions from Canada Goose online Moscow is a bold move by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he seeks to improve cheap canada goose uk strained relations between the two countries.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a news conference on Parliament Hill following a cabinet shuffle in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Chrystia Freeland, who is canada goose uk outlet of Ukrainian descent and fluent in Russian, was made Canada canada goose factory sale top diplomat on Tuesday as uk canada goose outlet part of the first major cabinet shuffle of Trudeau 14 month old Liberal government.

Her sharp criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin aggression toward Ukraine and deep knowledge of the region could be a double edged sword cheap Canada Goose as Canada looks to reset relations with the Kremlin after years of tough talk about Russia canada goose uk shop annexation of Crimea in 2014. President elect Donald Trump, who has repeatedly praised Putin, buy canada goose jacket is inaugurated on Jan. 20.

symbolism is quite stunning, said Dominique Arel, chair of Ukrainian studies at the University canada goose of Ottawa, of Canada Goose outlet sale the choice of a banned politician being named foreign Canada Goose Parka minister.

But Freeland expertise she lived and Canada Goose Outlet worked in both Moscow and the Ukraine, and speaks both languages could outweigh Moscow irritation at her criticism, Arel said.

a very clear view but also deep knowledge of the political system. doesn mean you not willing to sit down and talk and negotiate. You may actually get more respect from the other side in a tough negotiation, he said.

Ottawa previous Conservative government blacklisted many Russian officials to punish the country for its Crimea action. Moscow then banned Freeland, then a low profile opposition parliamentarian, as part of a series of retaliatory sanctions.

Freeland wrote about the diplomatic tit for tat in an article entitled Ukraine, and canada goose black friday sale Putin big lie, in Quartz magazine in 2015.

The question of whether those sanctions will be removed is one of reciprocity, Russia RIA news agency cited a Canada Goose Coats On Sale source in the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying canada goose uk black friday on Wednesday.

The Russian Embassy in Ottawa did not immediately respond to questions about whether the sanctions would be lifted, canadian goose jacket and a source familiar with the Canada Goose Online matter told Reuters there have Canada Goose sale been no discussions yet between Moscow and Ottawa about the matter.

hope that the Canadian government will canada goose coats follow its stated intention to further re engage with Russia in areas of common buy canada goose jacket cheap interest. We are open to develop bilateral relations on the basis of mutual respect and reciprocity, Russian canada goose store embassy spokesman Kirill Kalinin said in a statement.

The Ukrainian Canadian community, estimated at 1.2 million, is hopeful Freeland can help rein in Russia aggression.

has uk canada goose the ability, more so than any colleagues in cabinet, to have a very frank canada goose clearance and forward discussion with canada goose clearance sale Russia on what is required for Russia to fall back canada goose coats on sale in line, said Paul Grod, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

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