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I Found My Roots In Ukraine

Jerry Diakiw | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada
Jerry Diakiw

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...

Tragedy Continues In The Land Of "Bitter Harvest"

Elliot M. Cho | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada
Elliot M. Cho

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 wit...

Extending Canada's Military Mission In Ukraine Risks Major Conflict

Jonathan Wade | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

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.

Trudeau's Anti-Russian Brinkmanship Could End Badly For Canada

Yves Engler | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

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?

Feds To Extend Ukraine Mission Until 2019

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Politics

National Defence says 3,200 Ukrainian troops have been trained by the Canadians in the basics of soldiering since the mission began.

Is It Fair To Call Trudeau A 'White Supremacist Terrorist'?

Yves Engler | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

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.

Canada Must Push Trump On Russia: Ukraine, Latvia

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics

Chrystia Freeland is an expert on Russia.

► Brave Dog Protects Injured Pal From Oncoming Trains

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.01.2017 | Canada

This is friendship.

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.