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  • 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 …

  • 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 …