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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?
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?
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.
The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion is ready to re-establish diplomatic relations with Russia. During a speech at the University of Ottawa on a new Liberal foreign policy approach, Dion said Canada has no positive consequences for completely cutting ties with Russia.
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Dion says Canada has no intention of lifting sanctions until Russia meets its international obligations.
MOSCOW — Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says Russia will cut off gas supply to Ukraine "today or tomorrow" over unpaid deliveries. Russia resumed gas supplied to Ukraine less than two months...
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Ukrainian police said it was not immediately clear who was responsible.
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Russia has appealed to the International Civil Aviation Organization to open a new probe into last year's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine and Western countries contend the airliner was downed by a missile fired by Russia-backed rebels or Russian forces, from rebel-controlled territory.
On the status of embattled leader Bashar Assad — Obama and Putin left their discussions Monday exactly where they started.
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There's rising violence in breakaway eastern regions.
Former prime minister Jean Chrétien tried at a meeting last month to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to send a representative to a meeting of former world leaders where the crisis in Ukraine...
OTTAWA - Canada says it is intensifying economic sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to the tense situation in eastern Ukraine.Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the move i...