Contents tagged with Canada

  • Russian Embassy in Ottawa vows 'retaliation' after Canada extended sanctions

    Canada's decision to expand the anti-Russian sanctions will have a negative impact on the relations between the two countries. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Embassy in Canada.

    "The decision of the Government of Canada to extend the existing anti-Russian sanctions deserves condemnation and is contrary to its stated intentions to change the policy and restore communication internationally. Instead of making a change to an unsuccessful policy, a repetition of …

  • Canada imposes additional sanctions against Russia

    Canada imposed additional sanctions on ten Russian companies and two Russian citizens. This information was posted on the website of the Government of Canada on Friday, March 18th.

    The Canadian sanctions list includes Inserbank, Mosoblbank, Volgogradneftemash, Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (IMZ), Izhmash, Tekhnopromexport, Tehmash, Roselektroniks, the holding company Schwabe that is a part of Rostec, and Tekhnopromexport.

    The Deputy CEO of Kalashnikov, Edward Joffe, and Chief Export Officer …

  • Canadian Foreign Minister: We will continue to support Ukraine in its struggles against Russia

    Canada, together with the international community, will support Ukraine in the fight for the return of Crimea, as stated by the Foreign Minister of Canada, Stephane Dion.

    "Canada, together with our international partners, supports Ukraine. We will continue working with our partners to put pressure on Russia to force it to adhere to international obligations regarding the respect for the human rights and Ukrainian sovereignty as well territorial integrity," Dion said as quoted by UKRINFORM. …

  • Ukrainian Justice Minister: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada is ready to sue Russia over Crimea

    The Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, claims that lawyers among the Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada have expressed readiness to support Ukraine in litigation efforts against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea, as discussed by Petrenko with UKRINFORM at the end of his visit to Canada.

    "The topic of Crimea was raised by our community. They have created the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers, including leading experts and lawyers from both Canada and the United States.  They were …

  • Canadian Doctors to Give Free Reconstructive Surgery to Ukrainian Veterans in Kiev

    In Kiev, on February 19 – 28, 2016, Canadian doctors will provide free reconstructive surgery to wounded Ukrainian soldiers and Maidan activists.

    As a correspondent of UKRINFORM reported, this initiative was organized by the Canadian-Ukrainian Fund in cooperation with the government of Canada.  "All operations will be free.  It is expected that there will be about 30-40 patients," the Fund informed.

    To carry out this mission, the government of Canada has invested 1.2 million Canadian dollars.  …

  • Canadian Foreign Minister: Lavrov's Words on the Ukrainian Diaspora Are Inadmissible

    Canada’s Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion said that the statements about Ukrainian Diaspora made by the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, were inadmissible. reported that Dion was quoted by Boris Wrzesnewskyj, a member of Canadian Parliament.

    In particular, Dion noted that Canada is outraged by the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory, and emphasized Ukraine's important role in Canada’s history. “We absolutely disagree with this invasion and with Russian government …

  • Ukraine asks for Canada's support in trade controversy with Russia

    The Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Natalie Jaresko, held a meeting with Canada's Federal Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, where she asked for Canadian support in the trade dispute with Russia within the World Trade Organization (WTO). RNS reported that the meeting took place at the Davos World Economic Forum, and the details were posted on Jaresko’s Facebook page.

    "Today I had a pleasant meeting with the Minister of International Trade of Canada and my good old friend …

  • Russia requests Canada to remove leaked personal data of their pilots

    Photographs and other personal information of Russian pilots taking part in the Russian operation in Syria were posted on a Canadian website. The Russian side has appealed to the country’s authorities with a request to remove this information. The Director of the Department on New Challenges and Threats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ilya Rogachev, stated that Ottawa is still considering the issue.

    The Russian diplomat reported that the photographs and other …

  • Canadian troops arrive in Ukraine to train soldiers fighting Russian separatists


    Per Mark Mackinnon of Globe and Mail:The yellow-walled barracks of this former Soviet military camp amid the forests of western Ukraine have seen a lot of history. On Monday, they witnessed what was surely a new twist: a fancy-footed Ukrainian military band, accompanied by twirling dancers in traditional dress, welcoming soldiers of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

    Read full story

  • Candidates to Canadian Parliament to answer questions on Ukraine

    On the eve of the federal elections Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine has made a list of critical questions to ask their MP candidates. Questions concerning Russian aggression in Ukraine.

    The activists seek to help Canadian voters, many of those ethnic Ukrainian, "to choose the most worthy and most competent" - those MPs whose political outlook is not limited to Canada only. The elections - is the best opportunity for the public to formulate their guidelines for Canadian politicians. It …