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Canada Feds mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine

19:36  17 may  2018
19:36  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Similar from the Web. Federal government mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine - ipolitics.ca. But Global Affairs Canada is now refusing to say whether any requests for a permit to export arms to Ukraine have been received, let alone approved, citing commercial confidentiality.

The federal government isn’t saying whether it has authorized the export of any Canadian -made weapons to Ukraine , where government troops Arms -control and human-rights groups have voiced concerns about Canadian weapons being used in the four-year conflict in Ukraine , saying rights

OTTAWA - The federal government isn't saying whether it has authorized the export of any Canadian-made weapons to Ukraine, where government troops and Russian-backed separatists are fighting.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced in December that Canadian companies and individuals could apply for permission to export prohibited weapons and other equipment to Ukraine.

But Global Affairs Canada is now refusing to say whether any requests for a permit to export arms to Ukraine have been received, let alone approved, citing commercial confidentiality.

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Similar from the Web. Federal government mum on Canadian arms exports to Ukraine - ipolitics.ca. But Global Affairs Canada is now refusing to say whether any requests for a permit to export arms to Ukraine have been received, let alone approved, citing commercial confidentiality.

Opponents of Canadian arms exports have worried about these weapons adding to the carnage. Yet the federal government has found itself under fire in recent years for approving the sale of arms to several countries with questionable human rights records.

Arms-control and human-rights groups have voiced concerns about Canadian weapons being used in the four-year conflict in Ukraine, saying rights violations have been perpetrated by both sides.

More than 10,000 people have been killed in the fighting in eastern Ukraine, many of them civilians; another 20,000 have been wounded and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes.

The federal Liberal government has been under fire in recent years for approving the sale of arms to countries with questionable human rights records, including Saudi Arabia and the Philippines.

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