Contents tagged with Canada

  • Canada says that sanctions against Russia must be maintained

    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 to build launch pad for Ukrainian carrier rockets in 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 …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador: Ukraine may receive lethal weapons from Canada

    Ukraine is waiting for an affirmative answer from Canada on the supply of lethal weapons, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko said.

    “We need both lethal weapons and satellite reconnaissance data; nothing has changed in this regard since 2014, when we first put forward such a request. And the recent flare up in the East [of Ukraine] confirms this need,” Shevchenko said.

    He added that he ultimately expects an affirmative answer from Canada to Ukraine's request of arms supplies.

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  • Russia expresses indignation over Canadian military assistance to Ukraine

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expressed indignation over the Canadian extension of military assistance to Ukraine, in particular the training of Ukrainian military personnel by Canadian instructors. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, announced this at a briefing.

    "We also took with serious concern the decision of Canada to extend the military mission in Ukraine. Within its framework, Canadian instructors on Ukrainian …

  • Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine

    Canada has decided to extend its Unifier training mission for the Ukrainian military until 2019. The Ambassador of Ukraine in Canada, Andriy Shevchenko, announced the decision on Twitter.

    "Yes! Canada has announced the extension of the Unifier military training mission. Two years (until March 2019), about 200 military personnel," he wrote.

    The Canadian Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and Minister of National Defense, Harjit Singh Sajjan, made a corroborating statement.

    According to …

  • Warships from four NATO countries will carry out air defense exercises during Black Sea drills

    On the 13th of February, warships from Canada, Spain, Romania, and Bulgaria will practice air defense maneuvers and responses to simulated enemy attacks, the press service of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry reported.

    “Tactical maneuvering, air defense, responses to different surface attacks, helicopter cargo deliveries, and other maneuvers will be practiced during these PASSEX-type exercises (passing exercise). These exercises will take place on the 13th of February in the Black Sea,” the …

  • Ambassador: Canada is not ready to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons yet

    Canada is not ready to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, but is still a key partner in the Defense arena, as stated by the Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk, in his interview with UNIAN.

    "The supply of lethal weapons is not considered at the moment. We are in the process of making a political decision on the next phase of Canadian-Ukrainian military and technical cooperation, in particular, military exercises, so I am not going to offer any theories. However, I would say that I …

  • Canadian groups sent 11 tons of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

    The Congress of Ukrainians in Canada together with the company Сaravan Logіstics and public organizations, Ukraine Appeal, GlobalFire, Global Medic, and the Canadian League of Ukrainians collected and sent 11 tons of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, as reported on the website of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine. It is noted that the cargo consists of medical equipment and fire-extinguishing equipment and will be provided to hospitals and fire stations in eastern Ukraine, in particular, …

  • Canada may minimize military assistance for Ukraine

    The Canadian government may suspend some military assistance programs for Ukraine, as was stated by a deputy of the Federal Parliament, James Bezan, Ukrinform news agency reports.

    According to the deputy, military assistance can be considered as "too provocative" towards Russia.

    "The Ukrainian community in Canada, of which I am a member, is concerned about the restoration of relations with Russia. Minister Stéphane Dion says that he wants to hold a direct dialogue with Putin and Lavrov," the …

  • Canada is ready to participate in the establishment of an Interior Ministry training center in Ukraine

    At a meeting on Tuesday, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, and the Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk, discussed the prospect of the establishment of a training center of the Ministry of Internal affairs in Kyiv with support from Canada.

    "The Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine assured Ukraine of Canada’s full support for the reforms of law enforcement agencies. In particular, he indicated Canada’s readiness to participate in the establishment of a training …