Contents tagged with Canada

  • Russia displeased by Canada’s legalization of marijuana

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that the Canadian parliament’s decision to legalize the recreational use of cannabis is a “gross and deliberate violation by the country of its international legal obligations”.

    The Russian foreign policy department drew attention to the fact that Canada has signed a number of conventions which obligate its member states to restrict the use of drugs exclusively to medicinal and scientific purposes. The obligations are not open to alternative interpretations, the …

  • Canadian opposition demands weapons intended for the Kurds in Iraq be sent to Ukraine instead

    CTV reported on Monday that the Conservative Party of Canada, which currently serves as Canada’s Official Opposition party, has proposed that the country’s government transfer lethal weapons previously intended for delivery to the Kurds in Iraq to Ukraine instead.

    "They [the ruling Liberal Party of Canada] have been allowing these weapons to sit in storage and collect dust and, meanwhile, the violence in Ukraine has taken on a new spring offensive," conservative politician James Bezan claimed. …

  • Lithuania and Canada oppose Hungarian initiative to revise NATO's cooperation with Ukraine

    Hungary's proposal to reconsider NATO's cooperation with Ukraine that was earlier sent to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was criticized by representatives of Lithuania and Canada at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on May 26, Ukrinform reports.

    "One of the Visegrad Group countries is trying to use NATO as a tool to block the NATO-Ukraine meeting, which is unacceptable, and therefore I ask our Hungarian colleagues to help ensure that the Hungarian government does not use …

  • Canada allocates $750,000 to organizing educational tours about the Holodomor in Ukraine

    The Canadian province of Ontario allocated $750,000 to support the National Education Tour on the Holodomor, MP of Ontario provincial parliament Yvan Baker reported.

    "Proud to announce this afternoon that the Canada Ukraine Foundation received a $750,000 grant to promote awareness about the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33 through the Holodomor Mobile Classroom," he wrote on Twitter.

    The project created a “mobile auditorium,” a bus equipped with special interactive equipment that will travel to …

  • Canada ready to expand sanctions against Russia

    Canada is ready to impose additional sanctions against the Kremlin supporters and increase pressure on Russia if needed, as stated in the response of the Canadian government to the recently published report of the Federal Parliament’s Standing Committee on National Defense, Ukrinform reports.

    "The government of Canada is ready to impose additional sanctions that will be required to maintain pressure on Russia. Canada decides on sanctions in close cooperation with international partners and …

  • Canada will double its police expert officers in Ukraine

    Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk stated at a March 28 meeting with Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov that Canada intended to double the number of police officer-instructors in Ukraine, as reported by the Interior Ministry of Ukraine.

    The two officials broadly discussed the current political agenda in Ukraine and the continuation of cooperation with Canadian partners to upgrade and develop the National Police of Ukraine within the PTAP (Police Training Assistance Project) …

  • Sweden and Canada allocate $2 million for restoration of Donbas

    The governments of Canada and Sweden have allocated $2 million for the restoration the Donbas, as reported on the website of the Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine.

    "As part of the target fund of many partners, the first $2 million was allocated for the restoration and development of peace in Donbas. The funds were provided by the governments of Canada and Sweden and will be administered by the World Bank in accordance with the priorities …

  • Ukraine will help Canada to restore the bee population

    Carpathian bees from Ukraine will help to save their Canadian counterparts that are on the verge of extinction, said Canadian ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk, Voice of America reports.

    According to the ambassador, the knowledge and skills of Ukrainian beekeepers from the Ukrainian Brotherhood of Beekeepers of Ukraine and the bees themselves will help Canadian beekeepers meet the challenges facing the Canadian population of these useful insects.

    Canadian and Ukrainian beekeepers will work …

  • 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 …