Russia poses grave threat to world peace, time to rally allies: Harper

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WATCH: PM Stephen Harper condemns Russia for provoking tensions in Ukraine

OTTAWA – Russian actions against Ukraine are “aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic” and pose a grave threat to world peace, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said today.

Pro-Russian groups have occupied buildings in 10 cities in eastern Ukraine in recent days, prompting Harper to use his harshest words yet against what he called “Russian provocateurs sent by the Putin regime.”

It’s time to rally the world against the danger posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Harper said at a hastily assembled photo-op event with ambassadors from Ukraine, Estonia, Poland and Latvia.

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“I know this is of great concern to our NATO allies in the region, but it should be a great concern to all of us,” Harper said.

“When a major power acts in a way that is so clearly aggressive…

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