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

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

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

Allies must ‘eliminate’ Russia from world stage at UN Security Council: ex-NATO leader – National

Allies must ‘eliminate’ Russia from world stage at UN Security Council: ex-NATO leader – National

Canada and allies must try to remove Russia from its role on the United Nations Security Council over its invasion of Ukraine, or bear the “shame” of not having tried, says a former top NATO leader. Retired Gen. Philip Breedlove, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, asked in an interview with The West Block guest … Read more

Canada must be ready for ‘all scenarios’ as Russia continues nuclear threats: Joly – National

Canada must be ready for ‘all scenarios’ as Russia continues nuclear threats: Joly – National

Canada and allies must be ready for “all scenarios” when it comes to whether Russia could deploy nuclear weapons amid its “failure” in Ukraine, says Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly. Joly appeared before the Senate foreign affairs committee Thursday afternoon to answer questions about the federal government’s response to Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, which began … Read more

Large explosions rock Kyiv after UN chief meets with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy – National

Large explosions rock Kyiv after UN chief meets with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy – National

Two powerful explosions rocked central Kyiv on Thursday evening, shortly after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The explosions, which Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said took place in the Shevchenkivskyi district near the city center at about 8 pm local time, sent large plumes of black smoke into the air. At … Read more

Kyiv workers accidentally behead Soviet statue while struggling to remove it – National

Kyiv workers accidentally behead Soviet statue while struggling to remove it – National

The clutches of Communism proved almost too strong for Kyiv on Tuesday, as a symbolic move to dismantle a controversial Soviet monument almost ended in failure. Workers spent hours trying to remove a famous statue in the Ukrainian capital. Overlooking the Dnieper River, it depicts a Ukrainian and Russian worker holding hands in solidarity. But … 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

Russia bans 61 Canadians from entering country, calls Ottawa’s actions ‘Russophobic’ – National

Russia bans 61 Canadians from entering country, calls Ottawa’s actions ‘Russophobic’ – National

A group of 61 Canadians will be “indefinitely prohibited” from entering the Russian Federation, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. These banned individuals include senior government officials, active and retired military personnel, academics and leading media figures. Among the Canadians banned are foreign and defense policy adviser to the prime minister of Canada Dan Costello, … Read more