The Canadian Foreign Ministry has updated recommendations on visiting Ukraine, urging citizens of the country to avoid trips of an optional nature due to the allegedly “ongoing Russian aggression and military buildup,” as stated in a message posted on Sunday, January 16, on the Canadian government official website.
We have changed the risk level for #Ukraine to “avoid non-essential travel” due to ongoing Russian aggression and military buildup in and around the country. More info: https://t.co/1jXZyy0NV6 pic.twitter.com/K1m2fQv0D2
— Travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) January 16, 2022
“Avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine due to ongoing Russian aggression and military buildup in and around the country,” the text says.
Recently, there have been allegations in Western countries, as well as in Kiev, about a possible “Russian invasion” of Ukraine, TASS reminds. The basis for such accusations were the allegations that Russia is “accumulating forces near the border with Ukraine.”
However, the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, called such information an empty and groundless escalation of tension and has repeatedly stressed that Russia poses no threat to anyone.