Canadians of Ukrainian origin are agonizing over loved ones caught up in the deadly violence that has re-erupted in Kyiv.
And they worry that sanctions being considered by Canada, the U.S. and the European Union to end the violence may come too late to save their former country from economic and political disaster.
Several dozen people sang and chanted during a protest on Parliament Hill to denounce the violence, which has taken the lives of at least 25 people in the Ukrainian capital.
The demonstration came as Ottawa announced that Canada's embassy in Kyiv would remain closed for a second day.
MPs James Bezan and Ted Opitz say in a statement they are ``disgusted'' by the callous behaviour demonstrated by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his regime.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Canada is considering a range of diplomatic options to send a message to the Yanukovych government, including targeted sanctions.ials and freezing of assets of the powerful oligarchs who back Yanukovych.