‘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

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 makes last minute payment to avoid default, US official says – National

Russia makes last minute payment to avoid default, US official says – National

Russia staved off a default on its debt Friday by making a last-minute payment using its precious dollar reserves sitting outside the country, US Treasury officials said. The amount of the payment was not disclosed, but earlier this month Russia’s finance ministry said it tried to make a $649 million payment due April 6 toward … Read more

Russia makes last minute payment to avoid default, US official says – National

Russia makes last minute payment to avoid default, US official says – National

Russia staved off a default on its debt Friday by making a last-minute payment using its precious dollar reserves sitting outside the country, US Treasury officials said. The amount of the payment was not disclosed, but earlier this month Russia’s finance ministry said it tried to make a $649 million payment due April 6 toward … Read more

Russia warns of possible attack on Kyiv decision-makers, even with Western presence – National

Russia warns of possible attack on Kyiv decision-makers, even with Western presence – National

The Russian military has warned it could strike Ukrainian “decision-making centers” in the Ukrainian capital and said wouldn’t be stopped by the possible presence of Western advisers there. The Russian Defense Ministry on Tuesday accused the UK of making statements encouraging Ukraine to use Western weapons to carry out strikes on the Russian territory, warning … Read more