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      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...

      Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine, Iraq
      Apr16

      Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine, Iraq

      In February 2014, Russia made incursions into Ukraine, eventually annexing Crimea in March. In April at about the same time as conflict erupted between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed armed separatists, Canada announced it would send Canadian military personnel to the country to help train Ukrainian forces. Arriving in 2015 the approximately...

      Trudeau extends Christmas greetings to divided Orthodox Christians
      Jan08

      Trudeau extends Christmas greetings to divided Orthodox Christians

      Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Canadians who celebrate Orthodox Christmas today to “spread joy and kindness to their neighbours, extend a helping hand to those in need, and show greater compassion to those most vulnerable, at home and around the world.” The majority of the world’s 260 million Orthodox Christians who follow the...

      Canada condemns Russian attack on Ukrainian naval vessels
      Nov29

      Canada condemns Russian attack on Ukrainian naval vessels

      Canada strongly condemns the Kremlin’s actions off the coast of Crimea, said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland after Russian vessels fired on and seized three Ukrainian navy vessels in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait on Sunday. “We call on Russia to immediately de-escalate, release the captured crew and vessels and not impede...

      Canadian monument to controversial Ukrainian national hero ignites debate
      Nov25

      Canadian monument to controversial Ukrainian national hero ignites debate

      The monument to Roman Shukhevych, commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army from 1943 until his death in 1950, has stood at the entrance of the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex in North Edmonton, Alberta, since mid-1970s. Shukhevych is lionized by some for his fight for Ukrainian independence against Poland, the Soviet Union and later Germany. But...

      Canada expels Russian embassy spokesman for ‘sharing scurrilous stories’ targeting Freeland
      Apr06

      Canada expels Russian embassy spokesman for ‘sharing scurrilous stories’ targeting Freeland

      The Russian embassy spokesperson in Ottawa who was responsible for the mission’s Twitter account is one of four Russian diplomats being expelled from Canada, Radio Canada International has learned. Two separate sources have confirmed to RCI that Kirill Kalinin, who was also the first secretary of the embassy’s political section, is...

      Canada to bring up North Korea, Venezuela and Ukraine at Munich Conference
      Feb17

      Canada to bring up North Korea, Venezuela and Ukraine at Munich Conference

      Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has a long list of world crises she would like to discuss with her counterparts at the Munich Security Conference in Germany this weekend, according to Canadian officials. The North Korean nuclear crisis, the situation in Venezuela, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its continued support for...

      GG Julie Payette meets with Ukrainian president and Canadian soldiers
      Feb10

      GG Julie Payette meets with Ukrainian president and Canadian soldiers

      Gov. Gen. Julie Payette concluded her visit to Ukraine with a meeting on Thursday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who thanked Canada for its “firm position of support for our country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence from the very first minutes of the Russian aggression.” During a joint press conference at the...

      Liberals clear way for weapons sales to Ukraine

      The Liberal government has cleared the last regulatory obstacle on the way of Canadian sales of lethal weapons to Ukraine, opening the way for other NATO allies, especially, the United States to do the same. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Wednesday that Canada will include Ukraine in the Automatic Firearms Country Control...

      Liberals clear way for weapons sales to Ukraine

      The Liberal government has cleared the last regulatory obstacle on the way of Canadian sales of lethal weapons to Ukraine, opening the way for other NATO allies, especially, the United States to do the same. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Wednesday that Canada will include Ukraine in the Automatic Firearms Country Control...