Russian strikes hit Kyiv amid renewed attacks on Ukrainian capital – National

Russian strikes hit Kyiv amid renewed attacks on Ukrainian capital – National

Russian forces accelerated scattered attacks on Kyiv, western Ukraine and beyond Saturday in an explosive reminder to Ukrainians and their Western supporters that the whole country remains under threat despite Russia’s pivot toward mounting a new offensive in the east. Stung by the loss of its Black Sea flagship and indignant over alleged Ukrainian aggression … Read more

Over 900 civilian bodies found around Kyiv following Russia’s withdrawal: police – National

Over 900 civilian bodies found around Kyiv following Russia’s withdrawal: police – National

The bodies of more than 900 civilians have been discovered in the region surrounding the Ukrainian capital following Russia’s withdrawal — most of them fatally shot, police said Friday, an indication that many people were “simply executed.” The jarring number emerged shortly after Russia’s Defense Ministry promised to step up missile attacks on Kyiv in … Read more

Russia has lost its Moskva warship in Ukraine. How will it impact Moscow’s war? – National

Russia has lost its Moskva warship in Ukraine.  How will it impact Moscow’s war?  – National

Russia has confirmed the Moskva missile cruiser, the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet, has sunk while being towed to port following what it said was a fire and explosions involving ammunition stowed onboard. Ukraine says the Moskva’s fate was sealed by a missile strike launched by its forces from the coast which ripped open … Read more

Russia’s Moskva warship sinks after fire, marking major setback in Ukraine war – National

Russia’s Moskva warship sinks after fire, marking major setback in Ukraine war – National

The flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, a guided-missile cruiser that became a potent target of Ukrainian defiance in the opening days of the war, sank Thursday after it was heavily damaged in the latest setback for Moscow’s invasion. Ukrainian officials said their forces hit the vessel with missiles, while Russia acknowledged a fire aboard … Read more

Here’s why Russia is after Mariupol — and why it may not be the game changer it once was – National

Here’s why Russia is after Mariupol — and why it may not be the game changer it once was – National

After weeks of bombardment and claims of tens of thousands of civilians killed, the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol appears to be on the verge of falling into Russian hands. But experts say capturing the city, while achieving a strategic goal, is now much more about giving Russian President Vladimir Putin something significant to show … Read more

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

More than 1,000 Ukrainian marines surrender in Mariupol, Russia claims – National

More than 1,000 Ukrainian marines surrender in Mariupol, Russia claims – National

Russia’s defense ministry said on Wednesday that 1,026 soldiers of Ukraine’s 36th Marine Brigade, including 162 officers, had surrendered in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. Mariupol, which has been encircled by Russian troops for weeks, has seen the fiercest fighting and the most comprehensive destruction since Russia invaded on Feb. 24. Read more: … Read more

Bank of Canada due for ‘oversized’ 50-basis-point interest rate hike: economist – National

Bank of Canada due for ‘oversized’ 50-basis-point interest rate hike: economist – National

The Bank of Canada is likely to hike its key overnight rate by half a percentage point on Wednesday, the Conference Board of Canada’s chief economist says, as the think tank’s economic forecast predicts home prices could start to drop next year. Pedro Antunes tells Global News he expects the central bank to double its … Read more

Russia’s Oil Production Slips Below 10 Million Bpd

Russia’s Oil Production Slips Below 10 Million Bpd

For the first time since July 2020, Russia’s crude oil production has slipped below the 10 million bpd mark on Monday, two anonymous Reuters sources suggested. The decline in Russia’s crude oil production is largely the result of sanctioning and self-sanctioning from Russia’s usual oil clientele and the logistical issues created by those actions, including … Read more

Russia can’t be isolated and won’t be held back, Vladimir Putin tells West – National

Russia can’t be isolated and won’t be held back, Vladimir Putin tells West – National

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday peace talks with Ukraine had hit a dead end, using his first public comments on the conflict in more than a week to vow that his troops would win and to goad the West for failing to bring Moscow to heel. Addressing the war in public for the first … Read more