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  • Media: Trudeau will visit Kiev to sign a Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning an official state visit to Ukraine, Ukrinform reported, citing several sources involved in the preparation of the visit.

    According to sources, Trudeau plans to sign an agreement on a free trade agreement while in Kiev.

    "Now, the agreement on a free trade zone between Ukraine and Canada must pass legal and linguistic proofreading, and then it will be ready for signing,” the source stated.

    Details of the visit have yet to be approved, but most …

  • Crimean Tatar flag was hoisted on the Ontario Parliament

    For the first time in history the Crimean Tatar flag was raised over the Ontario Parliament. The President of Crimean Tatar Community of Ontario, Rustem Irsay, raised the flag, stating that this event shows significant support from Canada for Crimean Tatars who suffered from genocide, Krym.Realii reports.

    According to him, the association requested the former President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Ontario, Yvan Baker, who is currently a member of the legislative assembly, to raise the …

  • Jamala to visit Canada

    Ukrainian Singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala (real name Susana Jamaladinova), the winner of Eurovision-2016 contest, was invited to visit Canada, russianweek.ca reported.

    One of her performances is expected to take place on June 18th during a traditional Ukrainian festival in the city of Mississauga which lies to the West of Toronto and is a part of the Greater Toronto Area.

    Jamala won the Eurovision contest with her song "1944"  which was dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatars …

  • Canadian Prime Minister: Canada will support strengthening NATO's eastern border

    The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, confirmed his participation in the NATO summit in Warsaw, stating that at the meeting he will support strengthening the eastern border of the Alliance.

    This was reported by Christopher Szczerski, an envoy from the Polish president’s office, after a meeting between Trudeau and Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    During their meeting, Trudeau stressed that only cooperative work between all members of the Alliance will help deter the threat lying to the …

  • Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine: Kiev and Ottawa will sign free trade agreement this summer

    Ukraine and Canada expect to complete all negotiations this summer for their free trade zone agreement. According to a UNIAN correspondent, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk said this during a briefing.

    "We are hoping that we will be able to do everything [to complete the negotiation process] by this summer,” the Ambassador said. He stressed that the two governments are doing everything to ensure that all procedures have been completed. …

  • Canada to lift sanctions on Belarus

    Canada plans to lift sanctions against Belarus which have been in place since 2006, Rosbalt reported. A similar action was taken by the US and the EU in October of 2015.

    According the official website of the Canadian Government, Ottawa has recently seen “positive developments” in Belarus.

    “This announcement… reflects Canada’s acknowledgment that the Government of Belarus has made progress in key areas in recent months, including the release of political prisoners and conducting a …

  • Canadian instructors trained 150 Ukrainian soldiers

    Representatives of the Ukrainian Military Law-Enforcement Service were trained in "pre-trial investigation" and "use of physical coercion" courses taught by instructors of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group. This was announced at a briefing by the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Oleksiy Chernobay, the UNN news agency reports.

    "Also, in the framework of the Committee of Reforms of the Defense Ministry and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, military training of the Military Law- …

  • Canadian authorities begin negotiations on exporting liquefied gas to Ukraine

    Canadian authorities have started negotiations on providing liquefied gas supplies to Ukraine in the framework of the energy independence program, as reported by the Canadian Minister of Energy, James Carr.

    According to him, Canada has already sent an expert group in the field of energy independence to Ukraine, and intends to continue to work in this direction, RIA Novosti reports.

    Earlier, Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, Vladimir Demchyshyn, indicated that Ukrainian …

  • Canadian PM: Partial restoration of contact with Russia will not affect our relationship with Ukraine

    Canada continues to support Ukraine in the issue of Russia's illegal territorial expansion

    Canada is going to partially resume contacts with Russia, but will continue to support Ukraine on the issue of illegal territorial expansion pursued by Russia. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, the Voice of America reported.

    "Canada has a lot of support for Ukraine. Our position is clear and unwavering: We oppose the …

  • Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs calls for stronger sanctions against Russia

    The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, stated that Ottawa favors maintaining and strengthening sanctions against Russia, Maclean’s reported. Speaking at the opening conference at the University of Ottawa in Canada, the Minister reported about the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia due to the fact that a large number of countries supported the sanctions.

    “Sanctions, imposed against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, are effective only because a large number of …