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What to expect from Ukraine’s new president

Ukraine’s newly elected president Volodymyr Zelenskiy is a political rookie who ran a campaign without a lot of concrete promises leaving many unsure what to expect.
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The Crimean family at the centre of Ukraine's push against Russia | Dispatch

Ukraine’s election has special significance for a family from Crimea who find themselves refugees in their own country.
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How a comedian could become Ukraine's next president

Ukraine has an interesting cast of contenders running for its upcoming presidential election. None more so than the front-runner, 41-year-old actor/comedian Volodymyr Zelensky. He may have started out as a long shot, but quickly rose to the top on the back of popular discontent with the political class.
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Ukraine presidential vote

CBC's Chris Brown reports from Kyiv, as voting gets underway in Ukraine's presidential election. It's the first test of the war-torn country's democracy since the so-called "Revolution of Dignity" five years ago. Observers from 18 countries, including Canada, are monitoring the fairness of the election.
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How a comedian could become Ukraine's next president

Ukraine has an interesting cast of contenders running for its upcoming presidential election. None more so than the front-runner, 41-year-old actor/comedian Volodymyr Zelensky. He may have started out as a long shot, but quickly rose to the top on the back of popular discontent with the political class.
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Ukraine imposes martial law as tensions with Russia escalate

Ukraine imposed martial law for 30 days after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbours.
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Freeland calls on Russia to release captured Ukrainians

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says that she is in contact with the Ukrainian government after Russian coast guard ships fired on Ukrainian navy vessels over the weekend.
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Rick Gates: Paul Manafort and I committed crimes

It's related to their work for Ukraine's pro-Russian government, before they worked for Donald Trump's election campaign.
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Russian journalist fakes own death/ Cricket Corruption Exposed/ Covering FIFA World Cup in Russia

A Russian journalist thought murdered in Ukraine shows up at a news conference to announce he's still alive, prompting a lot of questions. Watch The Investigators Saturdays at 9:30 pm ET and Sundays at 5:30 pm ET on CBC News Network.
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Ukraine faked journalist Arkady Babchenko's death to protect him from Russia

Babchenko, a Kremlin critic, was reported to have been shot dead in Ukraine yesterday, but today appeared alive at a news conference.

'I'm still alive': Russian journalist shows up at Kyiv news conference after death faked

A dissident Russian journalist who was reportedly gunned down in Ukraine's capital strolled into a news conference that authorities called to discuss the investigation into his death, revealing that the slaying had been staged to foil an alleged Kremlin hit plot.
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Russian missile shot down Flight MH-17, according to investigators

Dutch National Police confirm the missile came from a Russian military unit in Kursk and was driven across the border and launched from Ukraine.
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'You still feel like an alien'

Artistic director Igor Dobrovolskiy created a new ballet about the human side of immigration.
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'My grandparents were Nazis.' Novelist Rachel Seiffert mines her family's dark past

The Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of "The Dark Room" and "A Boy in Winter" talks to Eleanor Wachtel about how her German family's history informs her powerful fiction.
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Ukranian translator accused of being a Russian spy two months after state visit to Canada

A translator who visited Canada with Ukrainian PM Volodymyr Groysman has been arrested by Ukraine's state security service and is accused of being a Russian spy
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Investigating Pavel Sheremet's death | Part 1

Broadcaster Pavel Sheremet was killed when his car suddenly exploded in Kyiv, Ukraine, in July 2016. His journalism colleagues weren't satisfied with the police investigation and now they are sharing what they have uncovered on their own
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Investigating Pavel Sheremet's death | Part 2

Broadcaster Pavel Sheremet was killed when his car suddenly exploded in Kyiv, Ukraine, in July 2016. His journalism colleagues weren't satisfied with the police investigation and now they are sharing what they have uncovered on their own
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Firefighters deliver protective gear to Ukraine

A group of eight Edmonton firefighters delivered 600 sets of protective gear to their Ukrainian counterparts.
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Ukrainian president wants Canada's help

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wants Canada to restart a program to supply the Ukrainian military with satellite images to monitor Russian and separatist rebel troop movements
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Petro Poroshenko on his relationship with Donald Trump

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shares his views on United States President Donald Trump and the new U.S. administration.
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'Anti-corruption system' in Ukraine's courts launching in two weeks

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tells CBC's Rosemary Barton on Sept. 23 that judicial reforms aimed at rooting out corruption will be introduced "in two weeks' time."
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'Extremely important' Canadians take part in Ukraine peacekeeping

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tells CBC's Rosemary Barton that it is “extremely important” for Canada to be part of a potential UN peacekeeping mission in the war-torn country.
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'Absolutely impossible' Russia can be part of peacekeeping mission: Ukrainian President

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says it is "absolutely impossible" that Russian nationals could take part in a potential United Nations peacekeeping mission in Eastern Ukraine.
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Cyberattack update

Aaron Saltzman has the latest on systems around the world being hit and shut down by malicious ransomware
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Ransomware attack infects computers across Europe

A major ransomware attack hit computers at Russia's biggest oil company, the country's banks, Ukraine's international airport and a global shipping firm.
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Thunder Bay high school students get taste of Ukrainian culture

A class of Grade 12 students at Sir Winston Churchill high school in Thunder Bay, Ont. got some expert coaching this week, as they learned to make a Ukrainian culinary staple.
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Ukraine is ready for business

Nataliya Mykolska, Ukraine's trade representative, says her country wants to convince investors it is open and looking for trade opportunities
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Sajjan says Operation Unifier extension sends a clear message to Russia

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the extension of Operation Unifier and says the mission to train and build Ukranian capacity send a clear message against Russian aggression.
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Renewed fighting in Ukraine

Eastern Ukraine is once again a hot zone as shelling between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels has left Avdikva on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe
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GlobalFire sends equipment to firefighters in eastern Ukraine

GlobalFire, a Toronto-based charity, is preparing a shipment of fire fighting gear to help firefighters in eastern Ukraine protect civilians in conflict zones. Volunteers spent Wednesday morning in Oakville gathering emergency equipment to be delivered to Mariupol, Ukraine.

Ukrainians commemorate 83rd Holodomor anniversary in Edmonton

Members of Edmonton's Ukrainian community gathered to recognize the 83rd anniversary of the Holomodor.
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Trudeau addresses Canadian troops in Ukraine

PM Justin Trudeau and his son Xavier arrive in Lviv, Ukraine, then head to the International Peacekeeping Center in Yavoriv where he addresses troops from Valcartier, Quebec who are stationed there.
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Plot to attack Euro 2016 soccer championship thwarted

The Security Service of Ukraine says it has thwarted a plot to attack soccer's European Championship in France.
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Edmonton sergeant helps train Ukrainian police

Upon returning from Ukraine, Sgt. Colleen Mooney talked with Edmonton AM's Mark Connolly about training the foreign police force. Without being able to speak the language, Sgt. Mooney helped the new police department in Ukraine by training police trainers.

Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian air force pilot, awaits verdict in trial over reporters' deaths

A Russian court has begun reading a verdict for Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who is charged with complicity to murder two Russian journalists in war-torn eastern Ukraine.
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Fate of Nadiya Savchenko, jailed Ukrainian air force pilot, in hands of Kremlin, say lawyers

"I am a soldier. You are treating me like a murderer," jailed Ukrainian air force pilot Nadyia Savchenko told a court in Donetsk, Russia, on Monday when her trial on charges of directing a fatal attack on two Russian journalist resumed. The 34-year-old has been detained for 18 months, and her lawyers say she has no chance of a fair trial in Russia.
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Manitoba sends ambulances to Ukraine to help victims of crisis

The donation is part of Ambulances for Ukraine, a humanitarian project aimed at helping those affected by ongoing violence and civil unrest in the country.
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Nadiya Savchenko Trial

Nadiya Savchenko testified today in her case that has become a potent symbol in the war between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatist rebels.

Darth Vader lives (in Ukraine)

Star Wars fans know Darth Vader as the Dark Side-corrupted father of Luke Skywalker, bent on galactic domination, but his Ukrainian namesake is known for his more mundane pursuits, which include local politics, walking the family dog and embroidery.

Candles lit at Sask. legislature to remember victims of Holodomor

A special memorial service was held at the Saskatchewan legislature on Tuesday to remember the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine.
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Conflict continues in Ukraine

Ukraine's deputy foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko discusses whether allies are forgetting Ukraine and getting too close to Russisa in the fight against ISIS
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Pugs get all dressed up

From the scary to the cute - pug dogs take part in costume parade in Ukraine to celebrate Halloween
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Darth Vader runs for office

The Star Wars villain cruises atop a van on the streets of a town in Ukraine
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Father of MH17 victim reacts to report

Hans de Borst's daughter was on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 when it went down in eastern Ukraine in July 2014. On Tuesday, de Borst spoke to CBC's The National about a report confirming that a Russian-made missile downed the plane
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Bikinis for free fuel

Gas station in Ukraine turned into virtual beachfront with offer of free fuel to bikini-clad customers
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2.5-year-old rides a motorcycle

The youngest biker in Ukraine, Timur Kuleshov, shows his remarkable skills on a motorbike
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Canada to sign free trade agreement with Ukraine

Deal expected to be signed Tuesday at meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
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Ukrainians tame heat wave with mass water fight

Hundreds take part in a massive water fight at Kyiv's Hydropark Island on the Dnieper River

Attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait part of global jihadist threat, says Jason Kenney

Defence Minister Jason Kenney says at least some of Friday's attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia and Kuwait were co-ordinated. ISIS is gaining ground in Syria, he says, and the minister finds no grounds for optimism in Syria.
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Russia flexes aerial muscle

Extraordinary video puts you in the cockpit of a Russian jet performing air drills close to the border with Ukraine
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Does Canada matter on the world stage?

In this rough, tough, dangerous landscape of geopolitics, does Canada matter?
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RAW: Harper denounces Putin at G7

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's closing statement at the G7 meetings in Germany, as well as his response to a question from the CBC's Terry Milewski, on Harper's bold stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Stephen Harper meets other G7 leaders at summit in Germany

Leaders discussing climate change, the battle against ISIS and the crisis in Ukraine, Terry Milewski reports
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Sunday Scrum: Stephen Harper at G7 summit

PM pledges support to Ukraine, takes a strong stance on Russia and comments on the Senate scandal
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Stephen Harper in Ukraine

PM promises Ukraine more aid in fight against pro-Russian rebels, but Kyiv wants Canada to do more
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RAW: Anti-gay activists attack LGBT rally in Ukraine

At least 5 policemen injured after several dozen assailants attack gay pride march in Kyiv on Saturday
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RAW: Harper headed to Europe to talk security

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces that he is headed to Germany to discuss security at the G-7 meetings. He is also stopping in Ukraine, Poland and Italy.
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Ukraine shelling?

Video purports to show evidence of ceasefire in Ukraine being violated
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Nicholson on Chretien-Putin meeting

Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson says he hopes former PM Jean Chretien told Russian President Vladimir Putin the same message as Ottawa: 'Get out of Ukraine.'
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Arctic Council priorities

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says that Canada's priorities for its chairmanship at the Arctic Council were set two years ago, before its disagreement with Russia over Ukraine began.
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Canada-Russia tiff?

Environment Minister and outgoing chair of the Arctic Council Leona Aglukkaq says the Arctic Council operates on a consensus basis.
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Canadian troops to Ukraine

MPs James Bezan, Paul Dewar and Chrystia Freeland debate Canada sending military troops to Ukraine for a training mission.
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Harper announces 200 troops to Ukraine

Prime Minister Harper announced 200 Canadian soldiers will head to Ukraine to train troops and military police.
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Rex Murphy: Toronto Symphony Orchestra controversy

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra nixed a pianist's performances over her opinions on the conflict in Ukraine. Rex has an opinion of his own.
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, discusses the crisis in Ukraine and the fight against ISIS
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An unlikely hero in Ukraine

Nahlah Ayed catches up with the colonel who stood up to Ukraine's invaders.
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Bomb blast kills 2 in Ukraine

At least two people killed in Ukraine's second-largest city when a bomb was thrown into a crowd attending a peace rally
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Jason Kenney on Ukraine and ISIS

Reaction to Ukraine conflict and Canada's military engagement against ISIS from Defense Minister Jason Kenney.
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Ukraine preparing for war

Ukrainian cabinet minister Vadym Prystaiko says he is preparing for 'full-scale war' against Russia
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RAW: Russian anti-Maidan protest

Thousands march in Moscow to mark one year since Viktor Yanukovych was ousted as Ukraine's president
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Ukraine's fragile ceasefire

Pro-Russian rebels celebrate a rout of Ukrainian troops from the town of Debaltseve
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CBC's Nahlah Ayed reports from Donetsk, Ukraine

Ukraine fighting rages despite bid to revive ceasefire, mortar attacks reported on government positions
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Debaltseve retreat

Ukraine soldiers attacked by Russian rebels as they withdraw from town
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Ukraine crisis

Fighting in the town of Debaltseve may ultimately decide the fate of the truce
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Ukraine ceasefire failing

Both sides in the conflict accuse the other of ignoring the truce
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A shaky ceasefire in Ukraine

Fighting intensified ahead of Sunday's deadline for a ceasefire and the Ukrainian president is threatening to impose martial law
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Ukraine fighting intensifies day before ceasefire

World leaders are concerned the pact, set to start on Sunday, will not hold
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Russia and Ukraine ceasefire

The agreement allows for the removal of weaponry from the front and reforms that will grant more powers to rebel regions
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Stephen Harper skeptical about ceasefire

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says that he is skeptical that Russian President Vladimir Putin will honour the ceasefire that is set to begin on Sunday in Ukraine.
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German ambassador on Ukraine

After failed talks and escalating violence, Werner Wnendt discusses whether a peace plan could be on the way
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Stephen Harper meets Angela Merkel

The prime minister met with the German chancellor to discuss the crisis in Ukraine
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U.S., Europe divided over approach to Ukraine crisis?

Munich summit exposes rift over whether or not to arm the government in Kyiv
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Ukraine crisis heats up

Germany and France propose new plan for peace, while Ukraine's president calls for international military aid
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World leaders talk security in Munich

Ukraine at top of the agenda, a day after leaders debated the crisis at a summit in Moscow
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Ukraine peace plan

Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande visited Vladimir Putin for Ukraine talks
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Ukraine tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kyiv to help broker a peace plan
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West could tighten sanctions against Russia

Following a deadly attack in Ukraine, the West is talking about tightening sanctions against Russia.
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RAW: Ukraine shelling caught on dashcam

Driver puts car into reverse as explosions come dangerously close
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Rocket fire kills at least 30 in Ukraine

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into the southeastern city of Mariupol on Saturday, killing at least 30 and wounding dozens more
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RAW Donetsk, Ukraine airport seized, razed

Donetsk International Airport, in eastern Ukraine, lies in ruins Thursday after pro-Russian rebels seized a large part of the complex
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Ukraine violence increases

Five people died and 26 were injured in the past 24 hours as fighting for Donetsk airport between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels intensifies
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Covering the conflict in Ukraine

Nahlah Ayed covered the civil war in Ukraine and found herself lost in the fog of war. She discusses the difficulty not knowing who to trust in a sometimes confusing conflict.
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John Baird year-end interview

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird discusses Russia, North Korean hackers and the fight against ISIS.

Canada to train Ukrainian military cops as Ottawa seeks closer ties

Canadian soldiers are arriving in Ukraine to help train military police, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says. The training is part of an agreement Nicholson signed with Ukraine pledging Canadian help in the face of Russian aggression.

Canadian surgeons reconstruct people wounded in Ukraine's revolution

A Canadian medical team that travelled to Ukraine to do reconstructive surgery on people wounded in the revolution and the violent conflict in the eastern part of country found themselves transformed by the experience.
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Ukraine anniversary of change

One year ago an anti-government protest inspired calls for political change
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Tension at the G20 Summit

Tension over Ukraine was also the backdrop of the G20 Summit in Australia. Chris Hall has the details.
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RAW: MH17 crash aftermath

Amateur cellphone video captures immediate aftermath of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine
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RAW: MH17 wreckage removed

First pieces of wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 removed from crash site in eastern Ukraine
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Vladimir Putin gets frosty reception at G20 summit

Tensions over Ukraine threatening to overshadow summit agenda as Russian president is reportedly planning an early exit