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International, Politics

Russia fires back at ‘illegal’ and ‘futile’ Canadian sanctions

Russia’s embassy in Canada lashed out Wednesday at new Canadian sanctions against six Russian officials in Crimea over their involvement in the September 2019 local elections in the Russian-controlled Black Sea peninsula that was part of Ukraine before Moscow annexed» 

International, Politics

Canada sanctions 6 Russians over Crimea elections

Canada joined the United States and the European Union in imposing sanction on six Russian officials in Crimea over their involvement in local elections last fall in the Russian-controlled Black Sea peninsula that was part of Ukraine before Russia annexed» 

International, Politics

Canada offers its ‘deepest condolences’ following deadly attack in Crimea

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland offered Canada’s “deepest condolences and profound sympathy” as grieving residents in the Crimean port city of Kerch laid flowers and lit candles on Thursday, a day after an armed teenager killed 20 people at a» 

International, Politics

Canada concerned about human rights in Crimea

Canada is seriously concerned by the deteriorating human rights situation in the Crimean peninsula under Moscow’s rule, said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in a statement commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the forced deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities» 

Economy, Environment

Crimea conflict could block oil spill treaty in Arctic

The political dispute over Crimea between Russia, and the Ukraine and NATO nations, including Canada, could have an unexpected ripple effect in the high Arctic. At the senior arctic officials meeting (SAO) of the 8-member Arctic Council in early March,» 

International, Politics

Canada’s PM Harper condemns ‘unilateral’ actions of ‘Putin regime’

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced more economic sanctions against Russia on Monday (March 17) during a meeting with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko in Ottawa, and condemned the “illegal, dangerous, unilateral actions of the Putin regime in the»