+ Major Messages: Kyiv

The number of Canadians of Ukrainian origin made the expansion of cultural, commercial and economic relations particularly significant. Canadian officials also sought greater information about their Soviet counterparts’ experience cleaning up in the wake of the Chernobyl accident, and related health complications. Finally, Mulroney was advised to seek insight into how the “nationalities question” would evolve in the Ukraine.

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RG25-A-4, Vol. 27042, File 20-CDA-9-PM-EUR