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  • Canadian instructors trained 150 Ukrainian soldiers

    Representatives of the Ukrainian Military Law-Enforcement Service were trained in "pre-trial investigation" and "use of physical coercion" courses taught by instructors of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group. This was announced at a briefing by the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Oleksiy Chernobay, the UNN news agency reports.

    "Also, in the framework of the Committee of Reforms of the Defense Ministry and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, military training of the Military Law- …

  • Canadian authorities begin negotiations on exporting liquefied gas to Ukraine

    Canadian authorities have started negotiations on providing liquefied gas supplies to Ukraine in the framework of the energy independence program, as reported by the Canadian Minister of Energy, James Carr.

    According to him, Canada has already sent an expert group in the field of energy independence to Ukraine, and intends to continue to work in this direction, RIA Novosti reports.

    Earlier, Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, Vladimir Demchyshyn, indicated that Ukrainian …

  • Canadian PM: Partial restoration of contact with Russia will not affect our relationship with Ukraine

    Canada continues to support Ukraine in the issue of Russia's illegal territorial expansion

    Canada is going to partially resume contacts with Russia, but will continue to support Ukraine on the issue of illegal territorial expansion pursued by Russia. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, the Voice of America reported.

    "Canada has a lot of support for Ukraine. Our position is clear and unwavering: We oppose the …

  • Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs calls for stronger sanctions against Russia

    The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, stated that Ottawa favors maintaining and strengthening sanctions against Russia, Maclean’s reported. Speaking at the opening conference at the University of Ottawa in Canada, the Minister reported about the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia due to the fact that a large number of countries supported the sanctions.

    “Sanctions, imposed against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, are effective only because a large number of …

  • Russian Embassy in Ottawa vows 'retaliation' after Canada extended sanctions

    Canada's decision to expand the anti-Russian sanctions will have a negative impact on the relations between the two countries. This was reported by the press service of the Russian Embassy in Canada.

    "The decision of the Government of Canada to extend the existing anti-Russian sanctions deserves condemnation and is contrary to its stated intentions to change the policy and restore communication internationally. Instead of making a change to an unsuccessful policy, a repetition of …

  • Canada imposes additional sanctions against Russia

    Canada imposed additional sanctions on ten Russian companies and two Russian citizens. This information was posted on the website of the Government of Canada on Friday, March 18th.

    The Canadian sanctions list includes Inserbank, Mosoblbank, Volgogradneftemash, Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (IMZ), Izhmash, Tekhnopromexport, Tehmash, Roselektroniks, the holding company Schwabe that is a part of Rostec, and Tekhnopromexport.

    The Deputy CEO of Kalashnikov, Edward Joffe, and Chief Export Officer …

  • Canadian Foreign Minister: We will continue to support Ukraine in its struggles against Russia

    Canada, together with the international community, will support Ukraine in the fight for the return of Crimea, as stated by the Foreign Minister of Canada, Stephane Dion.

    "Canada, together with our international partners, supports Ukraine. We will continue working with our partners to put pressure on Russia to force it to adhere to international obligations regarding the respect for the human rights and Ukrainian sovereignty as well territorial integrity," Dion said as quoted by UKRINFORM. …

  • Ukrainian Justice Minister: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada is ready to sue Russia over Crimea

    The Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, claims that lawyers among the Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada have expressed readiness to support Ukraine in litigation efforts against Russia for the annexation of the Crimea, as discussed by Petrenko with UKRINFORM at the end of his visit to Canada.

    "The topic of Crimea was raised by our community. They have created the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers, including leading experts and lawyers from both Canada and the United States.  They were …

  • Canadian Doctors to Give Free Reconstructive Surgery to Ukrainian Veterans in Kiev

    In Kiev, on February 19 – 28, 2016, Canadian doctors will provide free reconstructive surgery to wounded Ukrainian soldiers and Maidan activists.

    As a correspondent of UKRINFORM reported, this initiative was organized by the Canadian-Ukrainian Fund in cooperation with the government of Canada.  "All operations will be free.  It is expected that there will be about 30-40 patients," the Fund informed.

    To carry out this mission, the government of Canada has invested 1.2 million Canadian dollars.  …

  • Canadian Foreign Minister: Lavrov's Words on the Ukrainian Diaspora Are Inadmissible

    Canada’s Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion said that the statements about Ukrainian Diaspora made by the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, were inadmissible. Liga.net reported that Dion was quoted by Boris Wrzesnewskyj, a member of Canadian Parliament.

    In particular, Dion noted that Canada is outraged by the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory, and emphasized Ukraine's important role in Canada’s history. “We absolutely disagree with this invasion and with Russian government …