Contents tagged with Canada

  • Additional 50 Canadian military instructors arrive in Ukraine

    50 Canadian military instructors came to Ukraine as part of the UNIFIER military training mission, as the Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk, wrote on his Twitter page.

    "We are strengthening our Canadian presence – 50 additional military servicemen arrived as part of the UNIFIER operation. We support the Defense Ministry of Ukraine in defending Ukraine's sovereignty, security and stability," the diplomat noted.

    According to the Head of the Canadian UNIFIER military training mission …

  • Ukrainian politician: Canada's chairmanship at the G7 is a unique opportunity to focus attention on Russian aggression against Ukraine

    Under the leadership of Canada, which has been chairing the Group of Seven (G7) since the beginning of the year, a new international platform should be launched to discuss the situation in the Russian-annexed Crimea and Donbas territories. Danylo Lubkivsky, former Diplomatic Adviser to Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (2015-2016) and Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine (2014), stated this an article he wrote for the Kyiv-based Day (Den) newspaper.

    Lubkivsky noted that beginning …

  • Canada expressed unanimous support of Ukraine

    The Government of Canada supports Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression and refuses to lift sanctions against Moscow, the President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Paul Grod said, Ukrinform reports.

    "There is almost unanimous support of Ukraine among the members of Parliament, understanding that Russia is an aggressor and that one of the key mechanisms to deter the Russian Federation is sanctions," he stated.

    "Canada has no risk of lifting sanctions. Moreover, there is no …

  • Canadian Foreign Minister: Ukraine has not submitted a request for supply of lethal weapons yet

    Ukraine has not yet applied to Canada for the purchase of weapons, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Chrystia Freeland, during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

    "We have included Ukraine in the list of countries to which Canadian plants are permitted to sell Canadian weapons. This is just the first step. We have a complex process in Canada, which is very important for us to control the export of arms. We take this very seriously because this is a very …

  • Russia warns US and Canada against supplying weapons to Ukraine

    An the UN Security Council, Russia  warned the United States and Canada about the possible consequences of supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, TASS news agency reports. "Pumping Ukraine with American and Canadian warfare means pushes its leadership to seek new military adventures," said Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Pyotr Ilyichev, at a meeting of the Security Council dedicated to the small arms.

    Ilyichev reminded that Canada declared its readiness to issue licenses to …

  • Russia displeased Canada has authorized arms supplies to Ukraine

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized US and Canadian authorities for supplying weapons to Ukraine, and has urged them to think about "personal responsibility".

    "Washington and Ottawa keep on distorting facts and accusing the Donbas militias of shelling actually conducted by Ukrainian troops... The feeling is growing that these attempts to shift responsibility are not accidental. Washington and Ottawa appear to be seeking a pretext to begin large-scale supplies of lethal weapons to …

  • Canadian biathlon team to boycott competitions in Russia

    The Canadian biathlon team has written a letter to the President of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), Anders Besseberg, informing the Union that the athletes intend to boycott the IBU World Cup in Tyumen, Russia, reported the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

    The reasoning for the boycott is the refusal of the IBU to punish the Russian team for numerous violations of anti-doping regulations discovered by the International Olympic Committee.

    "The occurrence of high-level IBU events in Russia is …

  • Canadian government allows supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine

    Canadian government has allowed Canadian defense companies to sell weapons to Ukraine.  Canadian officials hope that the step will influence the Trump administration to follow suit.

    Canadian media reports that Ukraine has been added to Canada's automatic firearms country control list.

    According to the website of the Canadian government, the decision was made on Nov. 23. It was released publicly on Wednesday, December 13.

    Last fall, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Canadian Prime …

  • Canadian Parliament recommends that Ottawa supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence (NDDN) has prepared a report advising the government to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons in order to enhance the capabilities of the Ukrainian army in confronting the Russian Federation.

    "We recommend that the Government of Canada provide lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty from Russian aggression," the document says. However, in turn, Ukraine must demonstrate that it is "actively working to eradicate …

  • In response to Ottawa’s sanctions Russia bans entry for many Canadians

    Russia banned the entry into the country for many Canadians, responding to new Canadian sanctions in connection with the recently adopted Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act– Canadian equivalent of the "Magnitsky Act", as stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova.

    According to Zakharova, Moscow repeatedly warned the Canadian authorities against attempts to exert sanctions pressure on Russia.

    We have to act in a similar fashion. Based on the principle …