Wednesday 19 January 2022

Canada deploying special forces to Ukraine as tensions with Russia escalate

Global News in Canada on the Youtube Channel shows that as tension rises over an estimated 100,000 Russian troops amassing near Ukraine's border, Global News has learned Canada is now sending a small group of special forces to Ukraine. 

The small group of elite Canadian soldiers are reportedly in Ukraine to look at options to support the Ukranian government, as well as pre-planning for a possible so-called evacuation of Canadian diplomatic personnel if necessary. 

Sources tell Global News the deployment is also part of an attempt by NATO to deter Russian aggression in Ukraine. Mike Le Couteur reports.

The country "Ukraine" ( Ukrainian: Україна ) is certainly a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, which it really borders to the east and north-east. Ukraine also shares borders with Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the south; and has a coastline along the Sea of Azov and the so-called Black Sea. It spans an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi). Ukraine has a population of about 41.3 million. Ukraine is the eighth-most populous country in Europe. The nation's capital and largest city is called Kyiv.

An interesting event in history - on 21 January 1990, over 300,000 Ukrainians organised a human chain for Ukrainian independence between Kyiv and Lviv, in memory of the 1919 unification of the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic. Citizens came out to the streets and highways, forming so-called live chains by holding hands in support of unity.

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