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    Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections
    Dec24

    Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland planned to use a Friday meeting in Ukraine to get more information on reports that a man arrested there on suspicion of spying for Russia sat in on a meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office this fall. But Canadian officials refused to say how seriously they take the incident, and […] The post...

    Liberal government opens door to Canadian arms exports to Ukraine
    Dec16

    Liberal government opens door to Canadian arms exports to Ukraine

    THE CANADIAN PRESS — The Trudeau government is opening the door to the export of Canadian-made weapons and ammunition to Ukraine in what is being touted as a sign of Canada’s enduring support for the battle-scarred country. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Wednesday that Ukraine has been added to the Automatic Firearms...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan
    Dec07

    A war on ice: Ukraine, four years after Maidan

    The Ukraine Crisis marks its four year anniversary this month. The crisis began on the Maidan Square in late November 2013 and escalated throughout December following the decision of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU and to instead move towards a closer economic partnership with Russia. The...

    Why we’re not putting peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine — or anywhere else
    Nov14

    Why we’re not putting peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine — or anywhere else

    It’s an awkward moment for Canada to be hosting a UN meeting of defence ministers to talk about peacekeeping … since we’re not really doing that anymore. In fairness, nobody is … because it isn’t really peacekeeping anymore. It’s a very dangerous new world of peacemaking for the soldiers in blue helmets and berets....

    Ukrainian PM urges ‘unbearable’ consequences for Russian aggression
    Oct31

    Ukrainian PM urges ‘unbearable’ consequences for Russian aggression

    The consequences of Russian aggression in Ukraine must be “unbearable” for the Putin regime — or it won’t stop. That was the message Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman delivered today to a joint meeting of the House of Commons defence, foreign affairs and trade committees in Ottawa. Groysman, who is pro-Western and was viewed by...

    Why Ukraine wants peacekeepers — and why the UN should say no
    Oct25

    Why Ukraine wants peacekeepers — and why the UN should say no

    During his recent visit to Ottawa, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko called on the Canadian government to support a UN mission in Eastern Ukraine. While expressing a wish to buy Canadian arms, Poroshenko argued that the only peace plan that could help Ukraine is a UN Security Council-sanctioned peacekeeping mission that would police the region...

    Global Affairs pledges to defend Ukraine as it reviews new U.S. sanctions
    Jul26

    Global Affairs pledges to defend Ukraine as it reviews new U.S. sanctions

    Global Affairs is reviewing draft U.S. sanctions on Russia to see if they’ll have any impact on Canadian businesses, said a spokesperson for Minister Chrystia Freeland. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a wide-ranging bill targeting Russia, North Korea and Iran on Tuesday. The bill has offended the European Union because of business...

    ‘Seize the day’: Russian embassy pushes Crimea tourism campaign
    Jul24

    ‘Seize the day’: Russian embassy pushes Crimea tourism campaign

    Ah, Crimea … where the sun is shining and the price of sun lounger rentals is not subject to state regulation. Three years after Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine — an act the United Nations and most Western governments have condemned as illegal — it is now pushing a new tourism campaign for the region. On Monday, the […]...

    You can’t ‘work’ with Putin. You can only isolate him.
    Jul10

    You can’t ‘work’ with Putin. You can only isolate him.

    A recent exclusive in the Washington Post exposes the fundamental error at the heart of the West’s policy towards Russia. Russia continues to divide Europe and the world into spheres of influence, through an active hybrid war which masterfully utilizes manipulation of the media, influencing politicians, economic blackmail and military...

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