Ukrainian-Canadian relations: present situation and prospects


  • N. E. Konon The Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university Address: 72, Gagarin av., Dnipropetrovsk, 49010, Ukraine
  • A. V. Skrebnyeva The Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university Address: 72, Gagarin av., Dnipropetrovsk, 49010, Ukraine
Keywords: Canada, Ukraine, cooperation, international arena, foreign policy, ukrainian crisis

Abstract

Relations between Ukraine and Canada have a long history and cover a large range of areas. The peculiarity of Ukrainian-Canadian cooperation due to the presence of 1.2 million Ukrainian diaspora, representing a non-economic pressure groups actively involved in the formation of the Ukrainian-Canadian relations. Canada today is our main partner and state support in the international arena. This is evidenced by the active position of Canada on the international stage in the Ukrainian crisis. After the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and the conflict in Donbas Canada has consistently supported Ukraine within the framework of international organizations (UN, OSCE, NATO, G7) and at the bilateral level. In addition, Canada has implemented economic and political sanctions against a number of Russian individuals and companies as well as representatives of the so-called «DNR» and «LNR» and separatist leaders. Relations with Canada is a promising destination for foreign policy strategy of Ukraine. Canada supports our country and contribute to its development, and helps to overcome the Ukrainian crisis. The question of Ukraine in Canada is always on the agenda, and, given the recent elections, we can say that Canada’s position on the international scene will always be on the user ID Ukraine and Canada support will only increase.

Author Biographies

N. E. Konon, The Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university Address: 72, Gagarin av., Dnipropetrovsk, 49010, Ukraine
PhD in political science, associate professor
A. V. Skrebnyeva, The Oles Honchar Dnepropetrovsk national university Address: 72, Gagarin av., Dnipropetrovsk, 49010, Ukraine
student

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Published
2016-01-28
How to Cite
Konon, N., & Skrebnyeva, A. (2016). Ukrainian-Canadian relations: present situation and prospects. Grani, 19(2), 27-32. https://doi.org/10.15421/1716043
Section
POLITICAL SCIENCE