Monthly Archives: January 2017

Facing Trump-Putin axis, Ukraine turns to a white knight — Chrystia Freeland

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Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s new foreign affairs minister is descendant of Ukrainians and fierce critic of Vladimir Putin’s wars

Seen from Ukraine, the news from North America at the beginning of the year was promising.

Chrystia Freeland was sworn in as Canada’s new minister of foreign affairs on Jan. 10.

She is the proud descendant of Ukrainians and a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s wars in Ukraine and his annexation of Crimea in 2014. She has written of his “revanchist policy” and called his characterization of Ukrainians as dupes of NATO, even neo-Nazis, “his most dramatic resort to the Soviet tactic of the Big Lie.” Continue reading