Canadian authorities are concerned about the repression of free speech in illegally annexed Crimea and calls Russia to drop charges against Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena. Canada's Foreign Ministry wrote on Twitter, Unian reports.
"Canada calls for charges against journalist Mykola Semena in illegally-anexed Crimea to be dropped," - the Foreign ministry of Canada wrote.
There is expressed concern about the suppression of freedom of speech in Crimea in the statement of the Foreign Minister of Canada Chris Freeland.
"Canada is deeply about the repression of free speech in Crimea... Canada calls on the de facto Crimean authorities to ensure that human rights are protected in accordance with international law," - Freeland states.