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      Russia and France in agreement on compensation for scuttled Mistral-class ship deal
      Jul14

      Russia and France in agreement on compensation for scuttled Mistral-class ship deal

      Russia and France have hammered out a draft agreement on the amount of compensation to be paid for the scuttled deal for the Mistral-class amphibious ships. The Russian news agency, RIA Novosti, has reported the agreement is ready to proceed to the next step, which will be signatures from representatives of the two nations. It is unclear the...

      Ukrainians suspected of having pro-separatist views being rounded up by armed gangs
      Jul13

      Ukrainians suspected of having pro-separatist views being rounded up by armed gangs

      Peter Leonard of the Associated Press has this update from Ukraine: ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) — Striding through headquarters, Todor Panevsky gleefully announced that comrades in his self-defense unit had detained a pro-Russian separatist sympathizer in this picturesque port city. “We’ll ask him a few questions and then we’ll hand him over...

      Right sector in Ukraine takes 6-year-old hostage – standoff with police
      Jul13

      Right sector in Ukraine takes 6-year-old hostage – standoff with police

      Two gunmen from Ukraine’s notorious nationalist militia Right Sector have briefly taken a six-year-old boy hostage in western Ukraine as a standoff between the gunmen and police entered its third day, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: Two people were killed Saturday in a Right Sector...

      Canada’s embassy in Ukraine used as pawn in 2014 uprising
      Jul12

      Canada’s embassy in Ukraine used as pawn in 2014 uprising

      KYIV, Ukraine — It was one of those events that simply appeared and disappeared during the bloody, swift-moving events of Ukraine in the winter revolution of 2014. Canada’s embassy in Kyiv was used as a haven for several days by anti-government protesters during the uprising that toppled the regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych. The...

      Ukraine PM to visit Ottawa as trade deal set to be signed
      Jul12

      Ukraine PM to visit Ottawa as trade deal set to be signed

      Ukraine’s prime minister will lead a high-level delegation to Ottawa this week with the intention of completing a free trade agreement with Canada. A trade deal between the two countries would be a win for Ukraine, which is desperate to improve its battered economy following nearly two years of turmoil. It would also be a major victory for...

      Making 16,800 perogies for Ottawa’s Capital Ukrainian Festival
      Jul11

      Making 16,800 perogies for Ottawa’s Capital Ukrainian Festival

      Ukrainians in the Ottawa region were making the last of the 16,800 perogies Friday, July 10 to be served a the Capital Ukrainina Festival being held in Ottawa from July 24-26. The Festival will feature live Ukrainian music, food and drinks, artwork, handmade crafts, a Yarmarok (Marketplace), and cultural exhibits. Festival Details:...

      Russian sponsor of FIFA world cup sanctioned as tournament ended
      Jul08

      Russian sponsor of FIFA world cup sanctioned as tournament ended

      Questions are being raised over why the Conservative government waited until the last week of the FIFA Women’s World Cup to sanction a Russian gas company that was one of the soccer tournament’s largest sponsors. State-controlled Gazprom was among 14 Russian organizations added to Canada’s sanctions list on June 29 in...

      Far-right supporters want Ukraine to end ceasefire, president won’t meet rebel demands
      Jul05

      Far-right supporters want Ukraine to end ceasefire, president won’t meet rebel demands

      Here is news from Ukraine from the last few days…… The BBC is reporting that about 1,000 Ukrainian pro-government fighters, far-right supporters and other extremists marched through the centre of the capital, Kiev, to denounce the existing ceasefire with rebels. Such individuals have caught the attention of U.S. Congressman who are worried about...

      On Independence Day, ambassador addresses Russia and U.S.-Canada relations
      Jul05

      On Independence Day, ambassador addresses Russia and U.S.-Canada relations

      The U.S. ambassador to Canada says it’s important not to “confuse” Russia’s provocative actions in Ukraine with the need to co-operate with Moscow on other “entirely separate” issues such as the Arctic. Ambassador Bruce Heyman’s comments came during in a wide-ranging interview to mark U.S. Independence Day on Saturday, during...

      Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine
      Jul04

      Millions in military gear goes to scrap heap instead of Ukraine

      Canada is moving ahead with the destruction of surplus anti-tank missiles and other equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars despite a plea by Ukraine for such equipment to help it fight separatists. Among the items declared surplus are more than 5,400 Eryx anti-tank missiles, according to a 2014 Department of National Defence documents...