Finland, Sweden mull NATO entry amid Russia’s war on Ukraine – National

Finland, Sweden mull NATO entry amid Russia’s war on Ukraine – National

Finland will take a decision about whether to apply to join the US-led NATO alliance in the next few weeks, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Wednesday, underlining a shift in security perspectives since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Finland and fellow Nordic state and neighbor Sweden are close partners with NATO but have shied away … Read more

Tens of thousands dead in Mariupol, Zelenskyy says amid plea to South Korea for arms – National

Tens of thousands dead in Mariupol, Zelenskyy says amid plea to South Korea for arms – National

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday asked Seoul for any military aid it could provide as he said Russia could only be forced to make peace. Speaking in a video address to South Korean lawmakers, Zelenskyy said his country needed more help, including weapons, if it is to survive the war. “You have something that … Read more

Canada joins calls to remove Russia from UN Human Rights Council over ‘heinous’ acts – National

Canada joins calls to remove Russia from UN Human Rights Council over ‘heinous’ acts – National

Canada has joined its allies calling for Russia to be suspended the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the war in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said on Tuesday that Russia should not sit on the council due to “war crimes” it’s reportedly committed since invading Ukraine on Feb. 24. “With ongoing reports … Read more