Canada’s shadow defense minister says slack determination of the present US presidential administration sends a wrong signal to Pres Putin, Ukrinform reports May 29. “Vladimir Putin is trying to test Pres Trump’s determination. Earlier, he had tested Pres Obama when the latter announced he would draw a red line on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, failing to do so. It sent a signal to Putin to start the invasion of Ukraine,” Bezan said. Putin views any wavering as an indication of weakness and signal to attack, the shadow minister said. Earlier, James Bezan said the transfer of lethal weapons to Ukraine is in line with Canada’s interests. sends a signal to Vladimir Putin to launch further annexation of Ukraine, James Bezan, Ukrinform reports March 29.