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  • PM Press Release on Economic Stabilization and Development in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – JANUARY 28, 2015
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced additional support to further promote economic and social stability in Ukraine, whose economy continues to face serious challenges, including from the Putin regime’s persistent aggression and occupation of Crimea.
    The additional support – in the form of a second low-interest loan – aims to help Ukraine’s newly-elected

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    Calgary Ukrainians rally as more violence erupts in homeland [Calgary Sun]

    One day after 30 of their countrymen were killed, Calgary Ukrainians rallied at Olympic Plaza Sunday to condemn ongoing attacks by Russian rebels.
    About 50 people joined the protest organized by Support for Ukraine-Calgary, a volunteer group demanding the Russian Federation release Ukrainian political prisoners.
    In light of the recent deadly attack Saturday in Eastern Ukraine, protester

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    Russian hockey team greeted by anti-Putin protesters [The Toronto Star]


    Paul Grod, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, leads a protest outside the World Junior Hockey Championship in Toronto Monday night against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    By: Nicholas Keung Immigration reporter, Published on Mon Jan 05 2015

    Protesters braved Monday’s deep freeze to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraineoutside the Air Canada Centre where the Russian team battled Canada for the

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    Ukrainians worry about displaced during Christmas [Winnipeg Free Press]


    By: Carol Sanders
    Tens of thousands of Ukrainians displaced by conflict face a cold Christmas away from home.

    “It’s hard to celebrate when you’re far from home and when you don’t know when you can return,” said aid worker Ruth Plett, Mennonite Central Committee co-representative in eastern Europe.
    Most of the people who fled the fighting in eastern Ukraine

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    Media Advisory! Canada Ukraine Foundation Medical Mission airing on the National


    Media Advisory
    November 24, 2014
    Canada Ukraine Foundation Medical Mission to air on the National
    The Canada Ukraine Foundation recently organized a Medical Mission to Ukraine whichwas comprised of doctors, nurses and health care professionals from Canada who dedicated their time and expertise to treating and caring for the Ukrainian soldiers and the many injured on the Maidan.

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    PM welcomes successful visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Canada

    PM welcomes successful visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Canada
    September 17, 2014Ottawa, Ontario
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the visit by Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, to Canada.
    The two leaders discussed the steps required to restore territorial integrity in Ukraine and to ensure the country’s sovereignty in light of the Putin regime’s illegal occupation

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    Ukraine needs NATO’s weapons, not its words [Globe & Mail]

    Contributed to The Globe and Mail

    Published Wednesday, Sep. 03 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
    Last updated Wednesday, Sep. 03 2014, 12:19 PM EDT
    Paul Grod is the president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the vice-president of the Ukrainian World Congress
    As thousands of Russian troops with tanks, missiles and heavy artillery are directly engaged in what is clearly an

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    Article: “Ukraine’s Ruslana, the voice of the people” [Globe & Mail]

    The Globe and Mail (includes correction)

    Published Tuesday, Aug. 05 2014, 9:04 PM EDT
    Last updated Wednesday, Aug. 06 2014, 7:54 AM EDT

    Ruslana Lyzhychko – known just as Ruslana to her fans – is one of the most famous pop stars in Ukraine. But rather than diamonds and gold chains draped around her neck, a Ukrainian flag hangs like a

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    Chrystia Freeland: Ukrainian election marks end of one struggle, new phase of another

    Chrystia Freeland: Ukrainian election marks end of one struggle, new phase of another
    The clear outcome of Sunday’s presidential election was a validation of Ukraine’s so-called “dignity revolution,” but many challenges remain for the country’s new president.
    By: Chrystia Freeland Published on Mon May 26 2014

    Sunday’s election was the last day of the maidan, the remarkable, self-organized, unanticipated popular

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