Contents tagged with Canada

  • 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, …

  • 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.

    “ …

  • 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 …