Russian airport targeted by drones day after barrage on military bases – National

Russian airport targeted by drones day after barrage on military bases – National

A fire that broke out at an airport in Russia’s southern Kursk region that borders Ukraine was the result of a drone attack, the regional governor said Tuesday, a day after Moscow blamed Kyiv for drone strikes on two air bases deep inside Russia and launched a new wave of missile strikes on Ukrainian territory. … Read more

‘It’s a pity you are beautiful,’ Russians told Ukrainian police officer as they tortured her – National

‘It’s a pity you are beautiful,’ Russians told Ukrainian police officer as they tortured her – National

KHERSON, Ukraine —The uniformed men burst into Olha Honchevskaya’s apartment on Aug. 4. There were 15 of them, from Russia’s interior ministry. Putting Honchevskaya and her husband Stanislav in separate rooms, the Russians questioned them and then took them to a detention centre. The prison had drab beige walls and corrugated carpets. In the cells, … Read more

Canadian Armed Forces soldiers from Edmonton deployed to Latvia in defense mission – Edmonton

Canadian Armed Forces soldiers from Edmonton deployed to Latvia in defense mission – Edmonton

At the break of dawn Saturday, dozens of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers patiently waited to board a flight to a part of the world not far from war. “Along with nine other nations, we’ll be forming a battle group and that battle group will integrate with the Latvian brigade,” Infantry company commanding officer Maj. John … Read more

Ukraine says atrocities found as Russian troops retreat could be genocide – National

Ukraine says atrocities found as Russian troops retreat could be genocide – National

As the Ukrainian army liberates territory from Russian occupation, authorities say they are finding evidence of atrocities and crimes against humanity that could amount to genocide. Oleg Nikolenko, the spokesman for Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, said the findings point to the need for a special tribunal. But Ukraine’s allies, including Canada, question the proposal. Nikolenko … Read more

Nobel Peace Laureate Calls for Weapons to Free Ukraine

Nobel Peace Laureate Calls for Weapons to Free Ukraine

In an unusual move for a Nobel Peace laureate, the head of one of this year’s prizewinning organizations on Monday called for weapons to help Ukraine defend itself and stop Russian atrocities. “When somebody asks me how to stop these long-lasting crimes in occupied territories, I can only answer: ‘Provide Ukraine with weapons to liberate … Read more

Ukraine war: Kyiv likens Russian ‘genocidal’ tactics to Soviet-era ‘Holodomor’ famine

Ukraine war: Kyiv likens Russian ‘genocidal’ tactics to Soviet-era ‘Holodomor’ famine

Ukraine accused the Kremlin on Saturday of using the same “genocidal” tactics that it used against it in the 1930s under Josef Stalin, on the 90th anniversary of the Soviet-era famine that has taken on new resonance since the Russian invasion. The country has received a stream of further messages of support, as several European … Read more

Ukraine war: Poland’s surprise move to reject German air defense system causes stir

Ukraine war: Poland’s surprise move to reject German air defense system causes stir

An anti-missile system Germany offered to send to Poland should instead go to Ukraine, Warsaw said, raising concerns that such a move would signify an escalation of NATO involvement in the war in eastern Europe. Others believe the Polish government’s rebuff was a mistake. Poland’s surprising response to Berlin’s offer was welcomed by Kyiv, desperate … Read more

EU Discusses $65-70 Price Cap On Russian Oil

EU Discusses -70 Price Cap On Russian Oil

The European Union is currently in discussions to cap the price of Russian oil at somewhere between $65 and $70 per barrel, an EU diplomat told Reuters on Wednesday—a cap which, if approved, wouldn’t effectively lower the price of the flagship Russian crude currently being traded on the market. The EU ambassadors of the 27-member … Read more

Russia resumes Arctic bomber flights, submarine patrols near North America: Norad – National

Russia resumes Arctic bomber flights, submarine patrols near North America: Norad – National

Russia has started sending long-range bombers back over the Arctic toward North American airspace following a short-lived pause during the early months of its war in Ukraine, according to a senior Canadian military official. Russian submarines are also operating off both coasts as Moscow seeks to demonstrate its ability to strike Canada and the United … Read more

Ukraine war: All countries bordering Russia ‘endangered’, Latvian military chief warns – National

Ukraine war: All countries bordering Russia ‘endangered’, Latvian military chief warns – National

All countries neighboring Russia are currently in danger, according to the assessment of a senior officer from a country currently receiving military support from Canada. After a missile strike killed two people in Poland last week, a consequence of the war raging in Ukraine, Latvia is reminding the world that it, too, is exposed to … Read more