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    Embattled Ukrainian president to visit Canada
    Sep20

    Embattled Ukrainian president to visit Canada

    Ukrainian President to visit Canada Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in New York today where he is holding talks with several world leaders during the opening of the U.N.General Assembly. A press release today from the Canadian Prime Minister’s office says the Ukrainian president will travel to Canada for a working visit on the 22nd,...

    On its 26th birthday Ukraine lobbies Ottawa and Washington for lethal defensive weapons
    Aug25

    On its 26th birthday Ukraine lobbies Ottawa and Washington for lethal defensive weapons

    As Ukraine marked its 26th Independence Day with a military parade meant to showcase its growing strength and ties to the West, it also signalled that while it appreciates strong statements of support from allies like Ottawa and Washington, Kyiv needs sophisticated Western weaponry to protect itself. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signalled on...

    Canada supports Ukraine’s ‘faltering’ reforms with nearly $7M in new funding
    Jul07

    Canada supports Ukraine’s ‘faltering’ reforms with nearly $7M in new funding

    Canada announced an additional $6.89 in aid to Ukraine to fund “democratic reforms, human rights and peace,” while the United Kingdom noted “worrying signs that reform is faltering” in the former Soviet republic. The funding announced at the conclusion of the Opportunity Ukraine conference in London, England, on Thursday will focus on support of...

    Trudeau discusses Russian sanctions with Ukrainian president
    May25

    Trudeau discusses Russian sanctions with Ukrainian president

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to coordinate Ottawa’s and Kyiv’s positions on Russia as well as strengthen bilateral ties, the Prime Minister’s Office announced. “The leaders discussed the importance of maintaining unity on sanctions on Russia and Prime Minister Trudeau...

    Canada concerned about human rights in Crimea
    May19

    Canada concerned about human rights in Crimea

    Canada is seriously concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in the Crimean peninsula under Moscow’s rule, said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in a statement commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the forced deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in 1944. “We reiterate our unreserved condemnation of...

    Canadian-Ukrainian defence deal could open doors to weapons sales to Kyiv
    Apr05

    Canadian-Ukrainian defence deal could open doors to weapons sales to Kyiv

    Ukraine’s quest to get access to sophisticated Western weapons and defence technologies to fight Russian-backed rebels in the eastern part of the country got a step closer with a defence co-operation agreement signed in Ottawa earlier this week. The bilateral deal, signed by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and his Ukrainian counterpart...

    Update:Canada chosen for new spaceport
    Mar14

    Update:Canada chosen for new spaceport

    It’s official Canada has been chosen for development of a new spaceport. An official press release today states, “Maritime Launch Services (MLS) Ltd., established in Halifax, is pleased to announce it has committed to a launch site location following a study of prospective sites across North America. An exhaustive review was conducted which...

    Canadian troops to stay on in Ukraine
    Mar06

    Canadian troops to stay on in Ukraine

    It’s called “Operation Unifier”. Canada’s two year mission to train Ukrainian military and police was due to expire at the end of this month. Ukrainian officials had been concerned at the delay in the decision by Canada to announce an end or extenstion of that mission. Aat a news conference today, it was announced the mission will be...

    Rockets from Canada?
    Feb01

    Rockets from Canada?

    Almost everyone knows the name “Cape Canaveral” and its association with rockets and the space programme, but how about “Cape Canso”? An American group calling itself Maritime Launch Services came to the Nova Scotia community of Hazel Hill yesterday to talk to locals and get their views on the possibility of creating a commercial launch site. MLS...

    Liberals introduce legislation to ratify free trade deal with Ukraine
    Nov03

    Liberals introduce legislation to ratify free trade deal with Ukraine

    Fresh on the heels of signing a landmark free trade agreement with the European Union, the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced legislation to implement a far less controversial free trade deal with Ukraine. “We are one step closer to being able to reap the benefits of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA),...

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