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  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper Comments on the Situation in Ukraine

      March 3, 2014- Today, while in Toronto Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks on the troubling situation in Ukraine: “The situation in Ukraine remains extremely serious for global peace and security. “Canada and its G-7 partners have spoken with one voice in condemning President Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine. “We call [&hellip

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    Call to Action: Together and united – we will prevail!

    Call to Action! Kyiv, Ukraine – March 2, 2014 – From the ground in Ukraine there is general fear that Russia will not stop without strong and rapid pressure from the international community.  Ukraine’s government has asked for Ukrainians to demonstrate in front of Russia’s diplomatic missions around the world.  Not just for an hour [&hellip

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    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing – 3 March 2014

    1. Situation in Crimea The situation in Crimea continues to be unstable. Armed Russian units continue to surround Ukrainian military and security bases, barracks and headquarters.  According to the Ministry of Defense Crimean media center, the former commander of Ukrainian Navy, D. Berezovsky, yesterday betrayed his oath and his country and flipped to the Russian [&hellip

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      1 March 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UCC Strongly Condemns Russian Provocation and Military Intervention In Ukraine   Kyiv, Ukraine – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress strongly condemns Russian provocation and military intervention in Ukraine. “Today we saw heavily armed Russian forces wearing unmarked uniforms that block and seize strategic buildings and airports in Ukraine’s [&hellip

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    Ukrainian Canadian Congress Welcomes Decision of Canadian Government to Send Delegation to Ukraine to Meet with New Authorities

    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS WELCOMES DECISION OF CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO SEND DELEGATION TO UKRAINE TO MEET WITH NEW AUTHORITIES   February 26, 2014 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress welcomes the decision of the Government of Canada to recognize the new authorities in Ukraine. An announcement on February 26 by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, [&hellip

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    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing – 27 February 2014

    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing 27 February 2014     1. New Coalition formed in Parliament A new coalition was formed in Parliament today. The coalition is called “European Choice” and consists of the Batkivshchyna, UDAR and Svoboda factions, as well as two newly-formed MP groups – “Economic development” and “Sovereign European Ukraine.” A total of [&hellip

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    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing – 26 February 2014

    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing 26 February 2014 1. List of potential new ministers presented to Maidan A list of the potential new Cabinet of Ministers was presented today on Maidan. Arseniy Yatseniuk is proposed as the new Prime Minister. Several Maidan and civil society leaders were present in the proposed Cabinet. A vote on the [&hellip

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    Canada Welcomes Presidential Transition in Ukraine [Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada]

    To view this document on the department website, please click on the following link: Canada Welcomes Presidential Transition in Ukraine February 24, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement welcoming the confirmation of Oleksander Turchinov as Ukraine’s acting president: “The Ukrainian parliament acted legitimately in naming Speaker Turchinov as acting [&hellip

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    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing – 24 February 2014

    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing 24 February 2014   1. Parliament continues to pass resolutions on regulating the crisis Today, Ukraine’s parliament continued to adopt a series of measures to regulate the crisis. Most importantly they adopted resolutions on the removal from office of 5 Constitutional Court justices appointed, who previously voted (illegally) to return the [&hellip

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    News Release: Manitoba Announces Humanitarian Assistance for Victims of Violence in Ukraine

    SOURCE: February 23, 2014 MANITOBA ANNOUNCES HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE Manitoba will provide $25,000 for immediate humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, to be used for urgently needed first aid and medical supplies, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. This afternoon, Premier Selinger will attend a memorial service for victims of violence in Ukraine, [&hellip

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