Canadian Ambassador Roman Vashchuk Ukraine reported on his page in Twitter, that Paul Vinnik, who led the army in Canada, is the grandson of Ukrainian immigrants from Stry Lviv region.
This was also on his Facebook page wrote journalist Miroslava Gongadze.
" Lieutenant Vinnik, grandson of Ukrainian settlers in Alberta Striy, took over command of the Canadian Army " - said in a statement.
Until recently Vinnik headed military intelligence in Canada.
Education Paul Vinnik received in Royal Military College Rhoads and Royal Military College of Canada. In 1986, he joined the Canadian Military Engineers.
In 2010, he became commander of the Western District of ground troops since 2012 - Deputy Commander of the Army and head of Canada Command Military Intelligence Canada, July 2014 - head of defense intelligence.
In January 2016 it was announced that it has become the next commander of the Army of Canada. It is also raised to the rank of lieutenant general.
July 14, 2016, Lieutenant General Vinnik officially entered the role of commander of the Canadian Army (SSA). Subscribe to news "MB " in social networks VK , Classmates , Facebook