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Russia has offered assurances that expulsion of two Canadian diplomats was not directed against Canada, but was an act of retaliation against NATO, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Wednesday.
Cannon met with the Russian ambassador to Canada earlier in the day for clarification on why Isabelle François, director of NATO's information office in Moscow, and her colleague Mark Opgenorth were expelled.
"The Russian ambassador came in and specifically said that for their part, it’s not a retaliation that is directed against Canada, nor against the Canadian diplomats," Cannon