Kremlin spokesman Steven Seagal visits occupied Ukraine to spread propaganda – National

Kremlin spokesman Steven Seagal visits occupied Ukraine to spread propaganda – National

Actor Steven Seagal is pushing pro-Russia propaganda through the country’s state media, repeating Kremlin talking points in a video posted Tuesday. Footage shared by Russian state media shows the 70-year-old actor standing in what appears to be the wreckage of a building identified as Ukraine’s Olenivka prison in Donetsk, reports Insider. In late July, more … Read more

At least 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea strikes, Ukraine says – National

At least 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea strikes, Ukraine says – National

Ukraine’s air force said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in massive explosions at an air base in Crimea amid speculation they were the result of a Ukrainian attack that would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday’s blasts — or that any attack took place. … Read more

Did Canada abandon Ukrainians on hit list risk? Tempers flare as Joly pressed on report – National

Did Canada abandon Ukrainians on hit list risk?  Tempers flare as Joly pressed on report – National

Tensions flared at the House of Commons foreign affairs committee on Thursday as Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly was grilled over a report that Canada “abandoned” Ukrainian embassy staff as the Russian invasion loomed. The report, which was published by the Globe and Mail on Tuesday, cited three sources who alleged that Global Affairs Canada … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy announces mandatory evacuation of eastern Donetsk region – National

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy announces mandatory evacuation of eastern Donetsk region – National

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday his government was ordering the mandatory evacuation of people in the eastern Donetsk region, scene of fierce fighting with Russia. In a late-night television address, Zelenskyy also said the millions of thousands of people still in combat zones in the larger Donbas region, which contains Donetsk as well … Read more

‘Don’t become tired’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges Canadian students to help keep the war front and center

‘Don’t become tired’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges Canadian students to help keep the war front and center

Spreading information around the world about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is as important as distributing guns and bullets for the country’s defence, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy told students at the University of Toronto on Wednesday. In a speech and question-and-answer session by video from Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, Zelenskyy, dressed in a military-style camouflage vest, … Read more

Russia’s war in Ukraine could drag on for ‘years’, NATO chief warns – National

Russia’s war in Ukraine could drag on for ‘years’, NATO chief warns – National

Four months of brutal fighting in Ukraine appear to be straining the morale of troops on both sides, prompting desertions and rebellion against officers’ orders, British defense officials said Sunday. NATO’s chief warned the war could drag on for “years.” “Combat units from both sides are committed to intense combat in the Donbas and are … Read more

‘Unacceptable’ for Canadian official to have attended Russia Day celebration: Joly – National

‘Unacceptable’ for Canadian official to have attended Russia Day celebration: Joly – National

It was “unacceptable” for a Canadian official to have attended Russia Day celebrations at the country’s embassy in Canada, foreign affairs minister Melanie Joly said on Sunday. A deputy protocol chief in Canada’s global affairs department, Yasemin Heinbecker, attended Friday’s event, along with representatives of Egypt, Pakistan and some African nations, the Globe and Mail … Read more

Putin compares himself to monarch, sends foreign fighters to death for defending Ukraine – National

Putin compares himself to monarch, sends foreign fighters to death for defending Ukraine – National

Two British citizens and a Moroccan were sentenced to death Thursday for fighting on Ukraine’s side, in a punishment handed down by the country’s pro-Moscow rebels. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to liken himself to conquer monarch Peter the Great and spoke of his country’s need to “take back” territory and “defend itself” as … Read more

Russia tests launches hypersonic Zircon missile amid invasion of Ukraine – National

Russia tests launches hypersonic Zircon missile amid invasion of Ukraine – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted May 28, 2022 3:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –HAS Larger font Increase article font size HAS+ The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military’s long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said … 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