Mélanie Joly Proposes National Security Study on Safety of Kyiv Embassy’s Local Staff

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is proposing the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians study allegations that Canada did not heed warnings about the safety of its Ukraine embassy’s locally engaged staff ahead of the Russian invasion.
Joly raised the possibility of the study while appearing at the House of Commons foreign affairs committee today, where MPs were focused on Canada’s decision to return a turbine for a Russian state-owned pipeline that supplies natural gas to Germany.
The Globe and Mail reported this week that in the lead-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Global Affairs Canada received Five Eyes intelligence that said Ukrainians working for western embassies were likely to be on lists of people Moscow intended to hunt down….

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