Canada Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is ruling out a Western military intervention in Ukraine. But he won’t exclude other sanctions, including expelling Russia’s ambassador to Canada.

Mr. Baird called the Russian military intervention an ”old Soviet-style” aggression. He also won’t believe that the Russian justification for the Crimean occupation is based on the protection of their military bases and the Russian-speaking population in the region.

“The claims that President (Vladimir) Putin puts forward are absurd and ridiculous. He has no right to invade another country, a neighboring country that’s struggling for freedom and democracy.” he told the press on March 2nd, 2014.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada is withdrawing its ambassador from Russia and openly stated that they are stopping their preparatory meeting for the G8 summit, scheduled in Sochi in June.