Russian diplomat stabbed near embassy in Canada
A Canadian military employee was arrested, naked and covered in blood, after a Russian diplomat was stabbed near an embassy in Ottawa
By John Vibes
OTTAWA (INTELLIHUB) — Police are refusing to release any information about a man that was arrested in connection with the stabbing of a Russian diplomat, outside of the Russian embassy in Canada.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development John Baird, said that although the military police were initially called, that the crime fell under the jurisdiction of the local police.
“We’re obviously deeply, deeply disturbed by reports and our department has been in touch with the Russian Embassy,“ Baird said Friday afternoon. “Thus far, we have nothing to indicate this was anything to do with being politically motivated, a politically motivated incident in nature.”
Baird said Canada’s relationship with Russia will not be a factor in the investigation.
“Obviously we have important responsibilities under the Vienna Convention, to work to keep missions and foreign personnel safe. We take that very, very seriously and in no way, shape or form the challenging period in our current relationship should not come into it,” he said.