Kyiv, 6 March 2014 – Canadian community, Parliament and the whole Ukrainian diaspora support the people of Ukraine, said Chrystia Freeland, a Canadian Member of Parliament, former editor of Thompson Reuters Digital and Financial Times USA, during a press conference at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
‘I understand that we have a big influence on the rest of the G7 countries and we will continue to promote Ukraine’s interests there’, said Chrystia Freeland.
The Canadian MP had a number of meetings with the representatives of the newly-appointed government with the purpose to discuss plans to pull the country out of today’s grave economic situation. ‘Ukraine’s economy is certainly in a complicated condition, but when a country’s national security is in danger, all other issues fade into insignificance’, commented Ms. Freeland.
When asked what exactly should Ukrainians demonstrate to the world now, Chrystia Freeland replied: ‘It is very important to show that no one in Ukraine has any intention of oppressing or persecuting the Russian speaking population’.
Chrystia Freeland is a Canadian writer, journalist and politician. Ms. Freeland served in various editorial positions with the Financial Times, Globe and Mail and Thomson Reuters. In November 2013 she was elected to the Parliament of Canada as a member of the Liberal Party.
Ms. Freeland is the author of Sale of the Century (2000), and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone (2012). Plutocrats was a New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize and the National Business Book Award.