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Canadian troops in Ukraine?

Published in Canada
Monday, 16 February 2015 03:06

Are Canadian troops still serving in Ukraine?

If so, they are now in direct violation of the Minsk II Agreement brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande and signed by the Ukrainian and Russian presidents on Feb. 11.

John Herbst: Ukraine Crisis Requires Military Aid

Published in Opinion
Sunday, 01 February 2015 16:31

The rockets that killed dozens of civilians in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol last weekend also blew up the futile Western strategy for stopping Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Ukraine Needs America’s Help

Published in US
Friday, 30 January 2015 16:33

The new year has brought more misery to Ukraine. Separatist fighters, supported by Russian troops, have launched attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk.

Russian Troops Join Separatists In New Assaults

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:56

Rebels and Russian troops in Ukraine’s east are carrying out new offensives, the government in Kiev said, a day after it accused Russia of sending about 800 soldiers across its border.

Russia Lambasts Ukraine Over Move On Rebels At Donetsk Airport

Published in Politics
Monday, 19 January 2015 17:04

The Kremlin has accused Ukraine of rejecting its efforts to broker peace with the country’s separatist rebels, who last night appealed for international help as Kiev’s forces reclaimed territory around Donetsk’s ruined airport.

Poroshenko says His Country is "Prepared for Total War"

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:28

Fresh volleys of artillery fire were heard across many parts of Donetsk overnight, fuelling fears of a military build-up amongst rebel forces. 

A column of 32 tanks, 16 howitzer artillery systems and trucks has crossed into eastern Ukraine from Russia

Published in Politics
Monday, 10 November 2014 05:41

“The deployment continues of military equipment and Russian mercenaries to the frontlines,” spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing referring to Thursday’s cross-border incursion.

Putin has Ordered 17,600 Troops Near the Ukrainian Border to Return to Their Bases

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:20

The reason?

The Russian troops' training exercises in the southern Rostov region have ended, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

Ukraine says Russian troops have been spotted at 10 locations in Ukrainian territory

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 04:09


Military spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko said Russia is continuing to concentrate soldiers and military hardware in six areas in the Donetsk region, including Donetsk city and Luhansk.

20,000 Russian troops remain in Russia, near Ukraine border

Published in Politics
Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:52

A top UN official told the Security Council further violence in Ukraine marked a dangerous escalation, but that the international body had no way of verifying the latest reports of a Russian invasion, during an emergency session Thursday afternoon.

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Ukrainians (Ukrainian: українці, ukrayintsi) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, which is the sixth-largest nation in Europe. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term 'Ukrainians' to all its citizens. Also among historical names of the people of Ukraine Rusyns, Cossacks, etc. can be found. According to some dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people.

The Ukrainian diaspora is the global community of ethnic Ukrainians, especially those who maintain some kind of connection, even if ephemeral, to the land of their ancestors and maintain their feeling of Ukrainian national identity within their own local community.

A Ukrainian Canadian (Ukrainian: Український канадець, Україноканадець) refers to a Canadian of Ukrainian descent who is an immigrant to or a descendant born in Canada. In 2011, there were an estimated 1,209,085 persons of full or partial Ukrainian origin residing in Canada (mainly Canadian-born citizens) making them Canada's ninth largest ethnic group, and giving Canada the world's third-largest Ukrainian population behind Ukraine itself.

Ukrainian Americans (Ukrainian: Українці Америки, Українці у США) are Americans who are of Ukrainian ancestry. According to U.S. census estimates, in 2006 there were 961,113 Americans of Ukrainian descent representing 0.33% of the American population. The Ukrainian population of the United States is thus the second largest outside the former Soviet Union; only Canada has a larger Ukrainian community. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the metropolitan areas with the largest numbers of Ukrainian Americans are: New York City with 160,000 Ukrainians, Philadelphia with 60,000 Ukrainians, Chicago with 46,000 Ukrainians, Los Angeles with 34,000, Detroit with 33,000 Ukrainians, Cleveland with 26,000 and Indianapolis with 19,000.