Canada’s embassy in Kyiv was used as a haven for several days by anti-government protesters during the revolution that toppled the regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych.
The Harper government has never fully acknowledged the depth and the extent of the security breach, which has had far-reaching implications for Canadian foreign policy in the war-torn region.
The Canadian Press has spent months piecing together the events surrounding the extraordinary incident, which started on Feb. 18, 2014 and occurred at the height of the violent crackdown against pro-European protesters.
According to multiple sources in Kyiv and Ottawa, it began when one of the protesters …read more
Source: National Newswatch