Why we’re not putting peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine — or anywhere else


It’s an awkward moment for Canada to be hosting a UN meeting of defence ministers to talk about peacekeeping … since we’re not really doing that anymore. In fairness, nobody is … because it isn’t really peacekeeping anymore. It’s a very dangerous new world of peacemaking for the soldiers in …

Peacekeepers for Ukraine still a distant prospect after US-Russia talks

Russia and the United States appear to be a long way from agreeing to send international peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine, after their latest round of talks on how to end a conflict that has split the region and killed 10,000 people since 2014. “We discussed in detail the Russian initiative…

U.S., Russia Envoys Differ On Peace And Peacekeepers In Eastern Ukraine

After talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, U.S. and Russian envoys say their countries have “different concepts for how to make peace” but will continue to work to achieve that goal. “Both sides agreed to reflect on the discussions…and to think about further ways to address this challenge,” said …

Germany welcomes Russia’s call for UN Ukraine peacekeepers

MOSCOW — Russia will ask the U.N. Security Council to send peacekeepers to patrol the front line in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, a development greeted by Germany as new opportunity for detente. Fighting between Ukrainian …Putin: US risks escalation by supplying defensive weapons to Ukraine

Canada’s Ukraine solution misses the mark

Last week there were all sorts of rumblings in Ottawa that Canada is considering a proposal to implement a peacekeeping force in Ukraine. First it was a statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland stating that the Liberal government “has been at the heart of international efforts to support Ukraine, …

TAYLOR: Canada’s Ukraine solution misses the mark

Last week there were all sorts of rumblings in Ottawa that Canada is considering a proposal to implement a peacekeeping force in Ukraine. First it was a statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland stating that the Liberal government “has been at the heart of international efforts to support Ukraine, …

Ukraine willing to ‘provide the information we have’ on Trump campaign aide, says Ukraine PM – Politics

The Ukrainian government is prepared to open its files to U.S. authorities investigating President Donald Trump’s recently indicted former campaign manager, says Ukraine’s prime minister. Volodymyr Groysman, in an exclusive interview with CBC News, sought to distance his administration from the stream of corruption allegations involving Paul Manafort and his associate, Rick …

UN Says Peacekeepers Killed In Attack On Dr Congo Base

Details Published on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:48 KINSHASA — Rebels from a Ugandan-dominated group attacked a UN military base in DR Congo’s unstable east, killing two peacekeepers and injuring 12 others, the UN mission said. The Monday attack took place in Beni where UN soldiers have been battling the …