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      Ukraine’s presidential race resisted interference: Axworthy
      Apr24

      Ukraine’s presidential race resisted interference: Axworthy

      The leader of Canada’s election observation mission in Ukraine says the country’s recent presidential vote resisted external influence, even though Russian meddling continues to be problematic. Chrétien-era foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy was head of Canada’s 160 observer-plus delegation that oversaw Ukraine’s...

      Defence committee postpones asking Russian ambassador to answer for aggressions
      Dec04

      Defence committee postpones asking Russian ambassador to answer for aggressions

      Liberal MPs on the House defence committee voted not to call on the Russian ambassador to answer for Russia’s aggression toward its neighbours, but said they might do so in future. Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant tabled a motion at the Tuesday meeting that would compel the defence committee to invite Alexander Darchiev, the Russian...

      Tories allege Liberals ‘never intended’ to arm Kurds against Daesh
      May28

      Tories allege Liberals ‘never intended’ to arm Kurds against Daesh

      The Conservatives are claiming the Liberals were never actually planning to send lethal weapons to arm the Kurds in their fight against Daesh, despite an early government promise to send $10 million worth of deadly arms to the Peshmerga. Those weapons, including sniper rifles, C-6 machine guns, mortars and anti-tank missiles, are currently...

      Canadian weapons destined for Kurds should go to Ukraine instead: Conservatives
      May28

      Canadian weapons destined for Kurds should go to Ukraine instead: Conservatives

      OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives want the federal government to give Ukraine $9.5 million worth of military equipment originally intended to help Kurdish forces in their fight against Islamic militants in Iraq. The Trudeau government announced 15 months ago that it would give the Kurds weapons — including rifles, machine-guns, light...

      Federal government mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine
      May17

      Federal government mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine

      The federal government isn’t saying whether it has authorized the export of any Canadian-made weapons to Ukraine, where government troops and Russian-backed separatists are fighting. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced in December that Canadian companies and individuals could apply for permission to export prohibited...

      Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart
      Apr20

      Freeland’s view of global clash of ideologies has Putin, Russia at its heart

      Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland sees the clash between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism as a defining conflict of our time, and she blames one country that she knows extremely well — Russia. That world view will form the frame for Freeland and her fellow G7 foreign ministers as they meet Sunday to tackle […] The post...

      Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections
      Dec24

      Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections

      Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland planned to use a Friday meeting in Ukraine to get more information on reports that a man arrested there on suspicion of spying for Russia sat in on a meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office this fall. But Canadian officials refused to say how seriously they take the incident, and […] The post...

      Liberal government opens door to Canadian arms exports to Ukraine
      Dec16

      Liberal government opens door to Canadian arms exports to Ukraine

      THE CANADIAN PRESS — The Trudeau government is opening the door to the export of Canadian-made weapons and ammunition to Ukraine in what is being touted as a sign of Canada’s enduring support for the battle-scarred country. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Wednesday that Ukraine has been added to the Automatic Firearms...

      A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
      Dec07

      A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

      The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

      A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
      Dec07

      A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

      The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...