Category Archives: Canada

PS752: Black box transcript confirms illegal interference with jet downed in Iran – media

22:59, 24 July 2020 – UNIAN An international team examining the black boxes from the jet has completed a preliminary analysis of the data in France. The transcript from the black boxes from a Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran on January 8 confirms the fact of illegal interference with the plane, Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister wrote on Twitter on

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Iranian officials ‘looted’ cellphones, rings, passports of plane crash victims, Canadian relatives say

Sources previously said Iran was harassing families of the crash victims, insisting they grieve privately and praise Tehran’s leaders Iranian authorities stripped the bodies of plane crash victims in January of jewellery, passports and other personal belongings before returning the remains to their loved ones, three family members charged Tuesday. The Canadian-based relatives alleged “looting” of bodies was just one

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Garneau says still no black boxes from Iran in January shootdown of airliner

OTTAWA — Canada and four other countries are still trying to pressure Iran to release the flight recorders from its Jan. 8 shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Friday. On March 11, Garneau was at the Montreal meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization when Iran’s representative promised his government would surrender the so-called black

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Russia weaponizing coronavirus against West, says U of C paper — Calgary Herald

Canada needs to be vigilant against Russian propaganda around COVID-19, says an international security adviser. In an echo of numerous Cold War campaigns dating back 75 years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has harnessed the novel coronavirus to undermine western solidarity by blaming the U.S. for the pathogen’s origin, said Sergey Sukhankin. In a report published by […] Russia weaponizing coronavirus against West,

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CNN: Canada and Australia will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics

The IOC executive board ruled out canceling the Games. Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympic committees for both countries said in separate statements. Both countries’ Olympic committees also are calling for the Games to be postponed until 2021, CNN reported. “While

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“We are not stopping trains to Crimea.” Russia reacts to new US, EU and Canada’s sanctions

Maria Zakharova, spokesperson of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced mirroring measures addressing European Union after implication of new sanctions against Russia on January 28. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation considers new EU, US and Canada’s sanctions on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine to be “a preposterous pressure attempt”. TASS quotes a statement made by Maria

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Trump administration shares no blame for downing of Flight PS752, says top Republican

‘There’s no doubt where the blame lies’ – House minority leader Kevin McCarthy The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives sidestepped questions today about whether the Trump administration should have warned Canada of its plan to kill a top Iranian general — while insisting the U.S. shares no blame for the deaths of 176 people aboard Ukraine International Airlines

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Western intelligence agencies see no signs Ukraine airliner was shot down – Canadian source

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The initial assessment of Western intelligence agencies is that a Ukrainian airliner which crashed in Iran on Wednesday was not brought down by a missile, said a Canadian security source. The source, who declined to be identified, said the agencies believed the Boeing 737 plane had suffered a technical malfunction. The Ukraine International Airline jet crashed shortly

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63 Canadians Dead in Iran Plane Crash

TORONTO – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital.                   Trudeau said Wednesday his foreign minister is in touch with the government of Ukraine and his transport minister is reaching out to his international counterparts. Getting answers from Iran might

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IOM: Some 49,000 Ukrainians victims of human trafficking over past three years

22:40, 02 December 2019 UKRAINE About 94% of affected Ukrainians are those who suffered from labor exploitation. Over the last three years about 49,000 Ukrainians could have suffered from human trafficking, according to the International Organization for Migration. The vast majority (94%) of the victims suffered from labor exploitation. Over a half (65%) of the victims identified by the IOM

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A Univeristy of Alberta lecturer called the Holodomor a ‘myth.’ Ukrainian Canadian students want him fired

EDMONTON—Ukrainian Canadian students across Canada are demanding that the University of Alberta fire a lecturer who called the Holodomor genocide a “myth.” Holodomor — Ukrainian for “death by hunger” — was a yearlong, famine-genocide in Soviet Ukraine in 1932. It is estimated that between three million to 12 million Ukrainians lost their lives. Apart from Canada, the genocide is recognized

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What can Ukraine expect from Canada’s federal election?

EDMONTON, Canada — As Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21, the Ukrainian government may be wondering how a potential change in leadership could alter relations with Kyiv’s closest overseas ally.   Among the numerous parties represented on ballots across the country, there are six with enough legitimacy and reach to take part in nationally televised debates, and only three —

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Canada’s Green Party admits editing photo of leader holding disposable cup

Now you see it, now you don’t. The Green Party in Canada has admitted to using an image on their website of leader Elizabeth May drinking out of a reusable cup with a metal straw that actually was doctored with Photoshop. The image, which originally showed May using a disposable cup, was altered to use a different cup that displayed

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Zelensky contacts Trudeau, Tusk, discusses Russia’s return to G7

23:15, 22 August 2019 The Ukrainian leader sent a message to all G7 leaders, asking them to continue supporting his country The unacceptability of Russia’s return to G7 became the central topic discussed by Volodymyr Zelensky, Donald Tusk and Justin Trudeau. August 22, the Ukrainian leader contacted the officials and brought the issue up, as his press office reported. Tusk

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Zelensky, Trudeau discuss Russia over phone

23:10, 22 August 2019 The Ukrainian president emphasized that Russia should be forced to fulfill its obligations. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during a telephone conversation on Thursday thanked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his willingness to adhere to the principled position of non-acceptance of Russia’s possible return to the Group of Seven. The president thanked Canada for its

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