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Canada’s opportunity to restore peace in Europe

By Paul Grod      

We have a chance to convert Ukraine’s dream of peace into reality. Let’s seize this opportunity, writes Paul Grod.

A Canadian military training instructor demonstrates a magazine loading technique to Ukrainian soldiers during Operation Unifier in Starychi, Ukraine in February. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence
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In September, Russian President Putin made what seemed to many a concession. He indicated possible Russian support for a UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine, where Russia has waged a war of aggression against Ukraine for three years. As we see often with the former KGB agent who rules Russia, this “concession” comes with a poison pill. Putin proposed that UN peacekeepers should be deployed only to the frontline that separates free Ukraine from the Russian-occupied parts of

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