Contents tagged with Canada

  • 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 …

  • Ethnic Ukrainian becomes head of the Canadian Army

    Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Washchuk wrote on Twitter that ethnic Ukrainian Paul Wynnyk has become the new commander of the Canadian Ground Forces.

    “Lt. Gen. Wynnyk, the grandson of Ukrainian immigrants from Stryi, took command of the Canadian Army,” the Ambassador wrote.

    The appointment was approved on July 14. The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, reported this on Twitter and congratulated Wynnyk on the appointment.

    Paul Wynnyk has been the head of the military …

  • Antonov aircraft will be equipped with Canadian avionics from Esterline CMC Electronics

    Canadian company Esterline CMC Electronics will supply modern avionics for AN-124 and AN-148/158/178 aircraft. The Antonov State Company management that is a part of state concern Ukroboronprom signed two corresponding contracts with representatives from the Canadian company. This happened at the Farnborough Air Show-2016 in the United Kingdom.According to the terms of the first contract, Esterline CMC Electronics will supply a CMA-9000 (FMS) flight control system, GPS CMA-5024 sensors and a …

  • Ukraine and Canada agree to hold consultations on visa liberalization

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, stated at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, that Ukraine and Canada have agreed to hold consultations on visa liberalization between the two countries. “We have agreed to start immediate consultations on visa liberalization. I thank Canada that we are able to start this project,” Poroshenko said.

    Poroshenko noted that the majority of visas issued to Ukrainians by the Canadian Embassy follow the validity …

  • Ukraine and Canada sign free trade agreement

    Ukraine and Canada have signed a free trade agreement. The Canadian Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, and First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Stepan Kubiv, signed the agreement. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko noted that the work to expand this agreement will start immediately. According to him, the Free Trade agreement will come into force immediately but will be implemented over the next seven years.

    In July 2015, …