Defence Minister Bill Blair meets with UK’s Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps

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London – Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, met with the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence, Grant Shapps in London. Minister Blair congratulated Secretary Shapps on his recent appointment and noted that he looks forward to building upon the excellent defence relationship between Canada and the United Kingdom. Minister Blair and Secretary Shapps condemned Russia’s ongoing, illegal and …

Trudeau tours NATO base in Latvia 

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Latvia – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Latvian Prime Minister Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš toured military exercises outside the capital as part of Operation Reassurance. He said:  “As Russia continues its unwarranted and unjustifiable attacks on Ukraine, Canada is standing united with our European allies in supporting Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, as well …

Trudeau offers $500m more in military aid during visit to Kyiv

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Kyiv – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while on a surprise visit to Kyiv, announced $500 million more in Canadian military aid for Ukraine. Earlier in the day, Trudeau, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Trudeau said that since last year, Canada has committed over $8 billion in funding assistance to Ukraine, including over $1 …

Global Affairs Canada on 2nd anniversary of military coup in Myanmar

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Ottawa – A joint statement by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union, and the Foreign Ministers of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, the Federated States of Micronesia, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United …

Minister Sajjan, MP Yvan Baker visit Ukraine

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Kiev – Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Pacific Economic Development Canada, and Etobicoke Centre MP Yvan Baker, visited Ukraine. Minister Sajjan said: “Just days ago, Russian missiles rained down on cities across Ukraine, killing innocent people. We are here to show our government’s unwavering support for the people of Ukraine, as they fight for their freedom and their …

Minister Joly announces additional sanctions on Russian military officials 

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada is imposing further sanctions in relation to Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine. Despite calls from the international community to cease its egregious actions, the Russian regime continues to wage its senseless war. As such, to increase pressure on the Russian war machine, Canada is imposing new …

International Paralympic Committee meet next week to ban Russia

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BERLIN – As calls to ban Russia in sports is growing, the International Paralympic Committee is set to discuss the issue ahead of next week’s Beijing Paralympics. Germany’s Athleten Deutschland said a complete ban of all Russian sports bodies, athletes and officials, and events in Moscow was required after Russian invasion of Ukraine.