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      Trudeau reassures Ukrainian president of Canada’s ‘steadfast’ support
      Nov22

      Trudeau reassures Ukrainian president of Canada’s ‘steadfast’ support

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy who called on Friday to congratulate the Liberal leader on his re-election. Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s “steadfast support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said a readout of the call released by the Prime Minister’s Offices. The...

      Canada opposes Russia’s return to G7, says Trudeau
      Aug27

      Canada opposes Russia’s return to G7, says Trudeau

      Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s insistence that Russia should be readmitted into G7, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada would not support Russia’s reintegration into the club of “like-minded nations.” Russia was kicked out of then G8 in 2014 after it invaded and annexed Crimea and supported pro-Russian rebels in the...

      Experts urge ‘irreversible’ reforms in Ukraine
      Jul22

      Experts urge ‘irreversible’ reforms in Ukraine

      As President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s newly created party is set to win a historic majority in the Ukrainian parliament, experts are urging him to ensure that the structural reforms introduced by the previous government become irreversible. Results published by the Ukrainian Central Election Commission show that with more than 80 per cent of...

      Canadian short-term election observers arrive in Ukraine
      Jul18

      Canadian short-term election observers arrive in Ukraine

      Over two hundred Canadian short-term election observers are arriving in Ukraine this week ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections on July 21, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Thursday. Led by the head of Canada’s election observation mission in Ukraine, former Liberal foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy,...

      Ukraine – open for business?
      Jul16

      Ukraine – open for business?

      Daniel Bilak is on a mission. The former Torontonian, who now calls Kyiv home, wants to rebrand Ukraine. “What we really want to do is to get the message across that there is new Ukraine,” Bilak says, taking a short break from his regimen of shaking hands and making introductions at a busy conference room at the Ukraine Reform Conference hosted...

      Reforms and defence policy first, weapons later, Canada tells Ukraine
      Jul12

      Reforms and defence policy first, weapons later, Canada tells Ukraine

      Ukraine needs to carry out deep structural reforms and develop a clear defence policy before it goes on a shopping spree for sophisticated Western and Canadian military equipment, says Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. The issue of Canadian Ukrainian military and defence industry cooperation was one the topics discussed by Prime Minister Justin...

      Canada calls for more women in Ukrainian politics
      Jul11

      Canada calls for more women in Ukrainian politics

      While the threat of insidious Russian interference in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine preoccupies all Western election observers, the head of Canada’s election observation mission says he is also worried about the low participation rate of women candidates. Ukrainians are set to vote for a new parliament on July 21. But,...

      Canada to block new Russian passport holders from Eastern Ukraine, says Freeland
      Jul03

      Canada to block new Russian passport holders from Eastern Ukraine, says Freeland

      Canada will not recognize passports issued by Russia to Ukrainian citizens in rebel-held areas of Eastern Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Tuesday. Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of the Ukrainian Reform Conference ministerial meeting in Toronto, Freeland said Canada is taking concrete action against continued...

      Did Canada snub Ukraine’s new president? Absolutely not, says Harjit Sajjan.
      May23

      Did Canada snub Ukraine’s new president? Absolutely not, says Harjit Sajjan.

      When Ukraine’s former President Petro Poroshenko was being sworn in June 2014, Canada was represented by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a large delegation of Ukrainian Canadians. They had travelled to Kyiv in show of support for Poroshenko who had assumed the presidency after Russia annexed Crimea and Ukraine was facing a full-blown...

      Axworthy urges Ottawa to engage with new Ukrainian president
      Apr25

      Axworthy urges Ottawa to engage with new Ukrainian president

      Canada needs to redouble its diplomatic engagement with Ukraine amid some concerns over the country’s newly elected populist president and Kyiv’s possible drift back into Moscow’s orbit, says former foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy. Axworthy, who led a 160-strong Canadian monitoring team in Ukraine during the presidential...