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NATO's chief on Thursday reported a sizeable Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine that he said would enable pro-Moscow separatists to launch a new offensive with little warning.
Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine's defences against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east.
About 300 U.S. Army paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by the Kremlin and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed separatist rebels.
A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views has been gunned down in Kyiv.
An international rights group says growing numbers of disabled children in Ukraine are being condemned to life in orphanages and institutions blighted by neglect and abuse.
The Harper government's decision to join a U.S.-led military training mission Ukraine has drawn a sharp rebuke from Russia.
Canada will deploy approximately 200 troops to Ukraine to train local forces fighting Russian-backed separatists, the government announced Tuesday.
Fighting raged overnight and in the early hours on Tuesday on the outskirts of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine despite an agreement reached by the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers a day earlier.
The federal government is expected to announce on Tuesday that more than 100 troops will go to Ukraine to train local forces fighting Russian-backed separatists, CTV News has learned.
Fighting has picked up in eastern Ukraine after more than a month of relative calm, as diplomats gathered in Berlin on Monday to discuss the country's crisis.
Canada will be sending troops to Ukraine to participate in a non-combat role in the region in the coming months.