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The charity organization Rainbow Railroad helped 35 representatives of the LGBT community in Chechnya come to Canada, and 31 of them have received asylum, CBC News reported.
“We are working on a program with the Canadian government which will make it possible for persecuted LGBT Chechens to enter the country,” Rainbow Railroad executive director Kimahli Powell told CBC News in an interview.
According to him, the charity organization has already helped 140 members of the LGBT community from …
The Canadian Navy Frigate Charlottetown has set off for the Baltic Sea to participate in a NATO operation to contain Russia, reported the Ministry of Defense of Canada.
"The deployment of HMCS Charlottetown demonstrates Canada’s ongoing commitment to international security and cooperation as part of NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe," the Defense Ministry stressed.
The Defense Ministry added that Charlottetown’s mission to the Baltic Sea will last 6 months, …
Canada has allocated $13 million toward a program for the development and support of an agreement on a free trade zone (FTZ) between Ukraine and Canada.
This was stated by the temporary controller of the program, Karim Morkos, the director of the development department of the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
"Canada is not only eliminating taxation for most Ukrainian goods, but we have also invested $13 million in the development and support of a free trade agreement. We …
On the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Canadian authorities announced an additional package of assistance to Ukraine. It is about 7 million Canadian dollars and will be provided under the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, as announced by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada, Andriy Shevchenko, 112 Ukraine TV reports.
"At the beginning of the summit, Trudeau and Merkel met, they coordinated their actions at the summit, and one of the key topics they …
Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said that the next step in developing the defense cooperation between Canada and Ukraine will be the opening of the weapons market.
“The Canada-Ukraine relations are unique. The signing of the defense agreement will allow us to have much more detailed and substantive discussions on various topics. Therefore, the next step will be to include Ukraine in the Automatic Firearms Country Control List,” the news agency Ukrinform cites Sajjan as saying. However, …
Canadian Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan and Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak signed a Defense Cooperation Arrangement, according to the Canadian Armed Forces’ latest Facebook update.
"Signing this document will allow us to expand our cooperation, making it more constructive and useful for both Ukraine and Canada," Poltorak said before the signing of the agreement.
In turn, the Canadian Defense Minister noted that he was honored to add his signature to the new …
The Canadian parliament has registered an electronic petition urging the government to begin deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine.
The petition lacks just 400 more signatures in order for to be submitted to the parliament for discussion, the report says.
On his Facebook page, Conservative Party deputy James Bezan called for signing the petition and sending a signal to the government.
"The fighting in Eastern Ukraine has increased in the battle against Russian-backed rebels. Ukraine needs …
In January 2017, Ukrainian companies imported $48.2 million CAD ($36.2 million USD) in Canadian coking coal, as told to Interfax-Ukraine News Agency by Canada’s ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk.
He noted that the province of British Columbia has significant reserves and production capability of coking coal, so the amount sent to Ukraine can be increased if needed.
In answer to a question about which companies are importing the coal to Ukraine, the ambassador named ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, …
Canada strongly condemns the “illegal annexation” of Crimea by Russia and stresses the importance of maintaining international pressure on Moscow and keeping sanctions in place “until Russian respects international law and Ukraine’s sovereignty.” This was stated by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“Today is the three year anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea. We strongly condemn the violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine…Canada …
Canadian Maritime Launch Services Ltd. (MLS) plans to begin launching commercial satellites using Ukrainian Cyclone-4M carrier rockets in 2020.
The launch complex for the Ukrainian carrier rocket is set to be built in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
According to the MLS press release, the launch complex, in concert with municipal and federal authorities in Canada, will be built in the uninhabited area of Canso-Hazel Hill in northeastern Nova Scotia.
According to John Isella, Executive …