Contents tagged with Canada

  • Poroshenko: Canadian business is ready to come to Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has invited the representatives of Canadian business to Ukraine. A meeting was held in the course of Poroshenko’s working visit to Canada, as the President’s press service reports.

    "Earlier, Canadian Ukrainians invested in Ukraine to support the economy. At present, all Canadian business is ready to come [to Ukraine]. And I would like to say that it is the right time and place for investments,” the President emphasized, having added that Ukraine has high …

  • Canada considering supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine

    The Government of Canada is considering providing lethal weapons to Ukraine, as indicated by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, during a press conference in Toronto after a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. 

    "We are very much looking at the mechanism [of adding Ukraine] to the AFCCL (Automatic Firearms Country Control List), which is the list of countries able to receive exported Canadian automatic weapons. This is something that we are moving forward on. There is a …

  • 31 LGBT representatives from Chechnya received asylum in Canada

    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 …

  • Canada sends warship to the Baltic Sea

    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 for the development of the free trade zone with Ukraine

    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 …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador: Canada will allocate about $ 7 million to Ukraine

    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 …

  • Canada will open up its arms market to Ukraine

    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, …

  • Ukraine and Canada signed a Defense Cooperation Arrangement

    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 …

  • Canadian Parliament received petition asking to give weapons to Ukraine

    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 …

  • Ukraine increased imports of coal from Canada

    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, …