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They see themselves as soldiers in a war of independence, struggling to secure Ukraine's proper place in Europe.
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For me, reuniting with the families closes an enormous circle — a huge circle that started amid chaos and painfulness. It's a day I will never forget.
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They, by the way, believe they will win it.
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Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015.
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After the World War 2, we lost all contact with our many relatives in Ukraine, dozens of them. My father and mother were both born in the village of Lopushna, not far from Lviv, in what was then Poli...
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Bitter Harvest begins with showing the famous Ukrainian landscape: an endless wheat field under blue sky. It somehow reminds me of a scene in Gone with the Wind. Mr. Gerald O'Hara, the proud owner of...
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At the height of the Cold War, Canada was still holding periodic diplomatic talks with the former Soviet Union and although both countries strongly disagreed with each other, they kept talking. Nowadays, Ottawa has decided to send a message of strong opposition and unwillingness to make the situation less delicate.
For Washington and Ottawa, the Ukraine is a proxy to weaken Russia, which blocked western plans to topple the Assad regime in Syria. Where will this lead? A new Cold War against a capitalist Russia? Or a much hotter war involving direct confrontation between Canadian and Russian troops?
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National Defence says 3,200 Ukrainian troops have been trained by the Canadians in the basics of soldiering since the mission began.
Black Lives Matter Toronto spokesperson Yusra Khogali's description of Justin Trudeau as a "white supremacist terrorist" at a recent rally has sparked significant backlash. Shantal Otchere defended the "white supremacist" part of Khogali's statement. Labelling our handsome PM a "terrorist" may be less solid, but it's worth exploring.
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Chrystia Freeland is an expert on Russia.
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Despite the outrage, there is no end in sight to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria. As the war grinds on, very few people have any workable solutions. Even a temporary ceasefire, for which the UN is begging all sides to adhere to in order to allow humanitarian aid in, is almost impossible to achieve -- and looks more distant after Syrian Government forces began closing in on rebel-held territory in East Aleppo over the weekend.
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If and when there is a second Cuban Missile Crisis, we need to ask ourselves how the next president of the United States will handle it. Will he react as JFK did 54 years ago, with a clear head, with reason and persuasion, with a strong aversion to the destruction of war, and by appealing to the Russian President's humanity?
As a Korean, I could find many parallels between Korea and Ukraine. Both had suffered Mongol invasion, imperialism, fascism and communism in the past. In recent years, both have been struggling with corruption and the kleptocracy. Ukrainians' hope and aspirations in life are not much different than mine.
Meeting to be held in Ottawa this November.
The previous Tory government cut nearly all ties with Putin.
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It's Canada's largest sustained military contingent to Europe in more than a decade.
Business sells business best -- not government folks. Ukrainian officials are putting forth a good sales pitch: they sell themselves as pro-western and pro-business in a country which has a 99.7 per cent literacy rate and is just a two-day truck drive from most EU hubs.
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200 members of the Canadian Armed Forces are currently deployed there.
"It's a long, frustrating tale."
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Ukrainian police said it was not immediately clear who was responsible.
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Amnesty International Canada and Project Ploughshares have teamed up.
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Ukraine and Western countries contend the airliner was downed by a missile fired by Russia-backed rebels or Russian forces, from rebel-controlled territory.
Canada has historically been a leading voice for international accountability. Mass violence and mass atrocities being committed in Syria, Ukraine, the Central African Republic and North Korea suggest that states are falling short of their obligations. Expectations are not being met. Canada can and should resuscitate its leadership on this front.
On the status of embattled leader Bashar Assad — Obama and Putin left their discussions Monday exactly where they started.
KYIV, Ukraine - It was one of those events that simply appeared and disappeared during the bloody, swift-moving events of Ukraine in the winter revolution of 2014.Canada's embassy in Kyiv was used as...
OTTAWA - The prime minister of Ukraine will be in Ottawa this week for talks with the Harper government.Arseniy Yatsenyuk was to arrive Tuesday for talks that will focus on the eastern European countr...
Legal and diplomatic obstacles to deploying Canadian military trainers in Ukraine have largely been cleared away, Defence Minister Jason Kenney says.
There's rising violence in breakaway eastern regions.
SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany - Prime Minister Stephen Harper expanded at length Monday on why he feels such antipathy towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and why he wanted Russia kicked out of the old...
"The Canadian government, led by Stephen Harper, is the world leader in providing such non-lethal assistance to Ukraine."