Canada Ukraine

Is Humanity Screwed?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

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.

Trump's Reaction To Putin's Posturing Can Make Or Break America

Tara Katrusiak Baran | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Tara Katrusiak Baran

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?

Ukraine's Conflict Hits Close To Home For Me, A Korean-Canadian

Elliot M. Cho | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Elliot M. Cho

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.

Canada To Host Conference With Russia Despite 'Profound' Issues

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Meeting to be held in Ottawa this November.

Liberals Take Biggest Step Yet To Thaw Russian Relations

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Politics

The previous Tory government cut nearly all ties with Putin.

Trudeau Pledges Troops As Russia Standoff Intensifies

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Politics

It's Canada's largest sustained military contingent to Europe in more than a decade.

Ukraine Is (Almost) Ready To Open For Business

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Bociurkiw

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.

PM Headed To Ukraine Next Month

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Politics

200 members of the Canadian Armed Forces are currently deployed there.

Taxpayers Spend $25M On Rent For Empty Building

CBC | Dean Beeby, CBC News | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

"It's a long, frustrating tale."

Ukrainian Tower Explosions Leave Most Of Crimea Without Power

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada

Ukrainian police said it was not immediately clear who was responsible.

Human Rights Groups Oppose Canada Selling Arms To Ukraine

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Amnesty International Canada and Project Ploughshares have teamed up.

MH17 Downed By Russian-Made Missile: Dutch Safety Board

CP | John-Thor Dahlburg And Mike Corder, The Associated Press | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada

Ukraine and Western countries contend the airliner was downed by a missile fired by Russia-backed rebels or Russian forces, from rebel-controlled territory.

How Canada Can Reclaim Its Reputation for International Justice

Fannie Lafontaine | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Fannie Lafontaine

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.

Obama And Putin: More Awkward Moments, Few Syria Breakthroughs

CP | Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada

On the status of embattled leader Bashar Assad — Obama and Putin left their discussions Monday exactly where they started.

Canada's Ukraine Embassy A Pawn In 2014 Uprising: Report

CP Politics | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Politics

KYIV, Ukraine - It was one of those events that simply appeared and disappeared during the bloody, swift-moving events of Ukraine in the winter revolu...

Ukrainian PM To Meet With Harper, Chat About Money

CP | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Politics

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 ta...

Ukraine Mission Obstacles Being Cleared, Kenney Says

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Legal and diplomatic obstacles to deploying Canadian military trainers in Ukraine have largely been cleared away, Defence Minister Jason Kenney says.

Crumbling Ceasefire To Form Backdrop Of Canada's Ukraine Mission

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics

There's rising violence in breakaway eastern regions.

Harper Wanted Russia Out Of G8 Before Ukraine Crisis

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Politics

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany - Prime Minister Stephen Harper expanded at length Monday on why he feels such antipathy towards Russian President Vladimir Put...

Ukraine Pushes Canada On Russia

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada Politics

"The Canadian government, led by Stephen Harper, is the world leader in providing such non-lethal assistance to Ukraine."

PM Headed To Ukraine Again

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make his third visit to restive Ukraine later this week as part of a week-long trip to Europe that will al...

Canada, Ukraine: Russia Must Face Sanctions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spoken with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the ongoing situation in eastern Ukraine and pledged...

Nicholson Optimistic After Kerry-Putin Talks

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson is expressing muted optimism that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Russian President ...

Chretien Meets Putin Despite Harper's Opposition

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government wants to know what former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien said in his meeting Thursday with Russian President Vlad...

Canada's Military Training In Ukraine 'Deplorable': Russia

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's decision to join a U.S.-led military training mission Ukraine has drawn a sharp rebuke from Russia.Canada is sending ...