Exclusive: How a 15-year-old Ukrainian drone pilot helped destroy a Russian army column – National

Exclusive: How a 15-year-old Ukrainian drone pilot helped destroy a Russian army column – National

KYIV, Ukraine — As the Russian army made its move on Kyiv in late February, the Ukrainian defenses enlisted a drone pilot to pinpoint a column of military vehicles approaching the capital from the west. The civilian who took on the task sent his drone up in a field near his house and found the … Read more

Biden says US will send advanced rocket systems to Ukraine to counter Russia – National

Biden says US will send advanced rocket systems to Ukraine to counter Russia – National

US President Joe Biden said Tuesday his administration will send more advanced rocket systems and munitions to Ukraine, answering urgent pleas for weapons the Ukrainians view as critical in the effort to stall Russia’s latest advances. In a guest essay published in the New York Times, Biden said the US is committed to supplying Ukraine … Read more

Zelenskyy visits Ukrainian troops on the frontlines in 1st visit outside Kyiv – National

Zelenskyy visits Ukrainian troops on the frontlines in 1st visit outside Kyiv – National

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited troops on the frontline in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region on Sunday, his first official appearance outside the Kyiv region since the start of Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24. “You risk your lives for us all and for our country,” the President’s office website cited him as telling the soldiers, adding … Read more

US intel helping Ukraine target, kill generals won’t stop Russia, officials say – National

US intel helping Ukraine target, kill generals won’t stop Russia, officials say – National

The Kremlin said on Thursday that the United States, Britain and other NATO countries were “constantly” feeding intelligence to Ukraine but this would not stop Russia from achieving its military objectives there. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was responding to a New York Times report that the United States had provided intelligence that helped Ukrainian forces … Read more

EU proposes Russian oil ban, new sanctions so Putin pays ‘high price’ for Ukraine war – National

EU proposes Russian oil ban, new sanctions so Putin pays ‘high price’ for Ukraine war – National

The European Union’s chief executive on Wednesday proposed a phased oil embargo on Russia, sanctions on its top bank and a ban on Russian broadcasters from European airwaves in its toughest measures yet to punish Moscow for its war in Ukraine. The EU’s sixth round of sanctions, if agreed by member states, would be a … Read more

Russia has already ‘failed’ in Ukraine, US says amid promise for more military aid – National

Russia has already ‘failed’ in Ukraine, US says amid promise for more military aid – National

The United States promised on Monday to reopen its embassy in Kyiv soon, as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Ukraine’s capital and hailed its success so far against Russia’s invasion. Both men said the fact they were able to come to Kyiv was proof of Ukraine’s tenacity in forcing … Read more

Finland inches closer to NATO with parliament supporting military alignment – National

Finland inches closer to NATO with parliament supporting military alignment – National

Finland inched closer to joining NATO on Wednesday after its major parliamentary groups expressed support for some form of a military alliance as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Finnish Parliament on Wednesday began debating the possibility of Finland, which shares a long border with Russia, joining NATO. Read more: Russia could move … Read more

Mariupol may only have a ‘few days or hours left,’ Ukraine commander says – National

Mariupol may only have a ‘few days or hours left,’ Ukraine commander says – National

A Russian ultimatum to Ukrainian troops in Mariupol to surrender or die expired on Wednesday afternoon with no mass capitulation, but the commander of a unit believed to be holding out in the besieged city said his forces could survive just days or hours. Thousands of Russian troops backed by artillery and rocket barrages were … Read more

Russia is attacking Ukraine’s Donbas. Here’s how the war may change – National

Russia is attacking Ukraine’s Donbas.  Here’s how the war may change – National

Russia has started its long-awaited offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region in an effort to cut off the territory and finally obtain a battlefield victory. In the lead-up to Monday’s attack, Russian forces were regrouping in the east after failing to capture a single major Ukrainian city when it began a widespread invasion on Feb. … Read more

Canada will send heavy weapons to Ukraine, Trudeau says

Canada will send heavy weapons to Ukraine, Trudeau says

Canada will be sending heavy weapons to Ukraine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday, as the country battles a new Russian offensive in the eastern Donbas region. Speaking to reporters in Dalhousie, NB, Trudeau said he has been in close contact with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Canada is “very responsive” to what his country … Read more