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Protesters work to extend barricaded positions in Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 20, 2014.
Protesters work to extend barricaded positions in Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 20, 2014.
(Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times)

Q & A

Canada’s sanctions on Ukraine ‘not real action,’ ambassador says

The flag at the Ukrainian embassy in Canada is flying at half-mast to commemorate those lost to the violent flareup in the eastern European nation. The Globe and Mail spoke Thursday with Vadym Prystaiko, the Ukrainian ambassador to Canada who was appointed by President Viktor Yanukovych in 2012, about the crisis, the new Canadian sanctions and his hopes for the future.