Highlights / Ukraine

International, Politics

Champagne discusses foreign policy challenges with NATO and EU leaders

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne discussed a panoply of foreign policy and security challenges, ranging from the ongoing war in Nagorno-Karabakh to the situation in Belarus and the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, in meetings with top NATO »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International

US and Canadian festivals team up for a month of virtual world music shows

When festivals wish to bring in international artists, their task is facilitated and the tour costs are reduced if they can book the same artists, especially if the dates and locations of the shows are close enough. This collaborative practise, »

International, Politics

Families of victims of downed Ukrainian flight accuse ICAO of double standards

The families of those killed on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 are expressing frustration over the UN aviation agency’s apparent inability to condemn the destruction of the passenger jet by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Fifty-five Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents »

International, Politics, Society

Canada ‘defers’ mission to the waters off North Korea

As the Canadian Armed Forces continue to regroup and revamp in the shadow of COVID-19, the Canadian military has announced it is postponing the deployment of a warship and surveillance aircraft to help enforce United Nations’ sanctions against North Korea. »

Health, International, Politics

Canadian Forces reacting to COVID-19

CF personnel in Canada and abroad remain uncertain about future movements Canada’s military is being affected in unusual ways by the pandemic. Spring is the season when thousands of personnel get orders for transfers (postings)  to new bases and assignments »

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

Iran approves 2 visas as Canada seeks more access to air crash investigation

Iranian authorities have approved two visas for Canadian diplomats and air crash investigators standing by in Ankara, as they wait for Iran’s permission to travel to Tehran following Wednesday’s deadly Ukraine International Airlines crash that killed 63 Canadians, Foreign Affairs »

International, Politics

Canada presses Iran to grant access to Ukrainian jet crash investigation

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne spoke to his Iranian counterpart late last night, pressing him to grant Canadian officials immediate access to the site of the fatal Ukraine International Airlines plane crash that killed all 176 people aboard, including »

International, Politics

138 passengers on Ukrainian flight that crashed in Iran were headed for Canada

Most of the passengers on a doomed Ukrainian flight from Tehran to Kyiv that crashed on the outskirts of the Iranian capital shortly after takeoff early Wednesday morning, killing all 176 people on board, were heading to Canada, says Prime »