Contents tagged with Canada

  • Canada puts more Russian officials on its sanctions list

    Canada has imposed sanctions against 15 Russian officials, including six deputies of Russia’s State Duma (Russian Parliament) from the Crimea. This was reported in a press release published on the Canadian Government website.

    “In order to maintain the necessary pressure on Russia until it fully complies with its international obligations with respect to Ukraine, the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations have been amended to list 15 additional separatist individuals, including six …

  • Canadian Foreign Ministry calls for maintaining sanctions on Russia

    Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion urged all countries that imposed sanctions against Russia because of its actions against Ukraine to be firm in this matter, and stated that Canada would not ease the sanctions as long as Moscow keeps its current position.

    He stated this at a press conference in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, according to Reuters.

    “Russia’s behavior in Ukraine and Syria is problematic, to say the least. That is why it is important to be very frank in our relations with …

  • Canada may deploy helicopters and special forces to Latvia

    Task Force Tomahawk, the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group that will be a part of a multinational combat brigade group to NATO, may soon arrive in Latvia, as reported by the portal of the Defense Ministry of Latvia,

    It was reported that Canada is currently discussing with NATO partners the deployment of a combat group in Latvia in 2017 in the framework of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Warsaw. 455 Canadian soldiers will become the nucleus of a multinational battalion …

  • Canada allocated $6.1 million to support Ukraine's National Police

    Canada plans to allocate a total of $6.1 million, which equates to 8.1 million Canadian dollars, to Ukraine in support of their National Police. This was said by Canadian Foreign Minister, Stéphane Dion.

    According to Dion, the allocation of these funds is an attempt to support Ukraine “in the fight against corruption”, and to assist the country in ensuring the sustainability of reforms.

    Over a three-year period, Canada will provide up to $5 million, which will be used for the training and …

  • Media: Canada and Poland could send tanks to Latvia

    Delfi news portal reports that according to LETA, Latvia’s primary information agency, next year Canada might send LAV 6.0 armored vehicles to an international battalion to strengthen the security of Latvia; Poland might send tanks.

    The Ministry of Defense of Latvia did not comment on the plans of the Allies, though in early September, Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis confirmed that the battle group of the multinational battalion led by Canadian forces, which is located in Latvia, …

  • Canada to deploy 455 soldiers to Latvia in 2017

    Canada will send more than 450 soldiers to Latvia in May 2017 within the framework of NATO's efforts to expand its presence in the Baltic region, the AFP agency reported on Friday, September 16.

    The day before, Canadian General Jonathan Vance had confirmed the deployment of 455 servicemen to Latvia. "I think the soldiers will start arriving next spring, around May", Vance told the reporters. According to him, this process should be completed in early fall.

    In July, NATO approved the …

  • Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Canada sees no proof supporting Russia’s accusations against Ukraine

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stephane Dion, said in his statement that Canada found no evidence to support Russia’s recent accusations against Ukraine regarding the situation in the occupied Crimea.

    “I’m concerned by the increase in tension between Russia and Ukraine, and by the actions and rhetoric that are contributing to this tension. We have seen no evidence to support recent Russian accusations. At this critical juncture, Canada calls on all parties to intensify diplomatic efforts and …

  • New rotation of Canadian military trainers to arrive in Ukraine

    A new contingent of approximately 200 Canadian soldiers will arrive in Ukraine within the framework of operation UNIFIER to help train Ukrainian soldiers, according to the website of the Canadian Ministry of Defense.

    Members of Western Canada’s 3rd Canadian Division from Western Canada will replace their colleagues from the 2nd Canadian Division from Quebec.

    “Since first deploying on this operation, this rotation [2nd Division] has not only contributed to training over 1700 Ukrainians on 46 …

  • Canada ceased providing Ukrainian servicemen with satellite data

    The Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk, wrote on Twitter that Canada has suspended the provision of satellite data to Ukrainian servicemen. “Indeed, the provision of satellite data that wasn’t used for operational tasks has been suspended since May,” Waschuk wrote.

    According to him, the funding would be transferred to a new bilateral police mission already deployed in Ukraine that would include up to 20 Canadian police officers.

    Waschuk also added that the defense sector …

  • Canadian opposition has criticized Prime Minister Trudeau for not providing enough assistance to Ukraine

    Canadian authorities are being accused of failing to cooperate with Ukraine in a defense sphere, as well as for not providing satellite information to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    It had been established that after the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Ukraine that help would be provided. However, the volume of this assistance is far from what is required for Ukraine as the country strives to confront its aggressor in the east.

    The Canadian Shadow Defense Minister, James …