Russia prepares for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine: military official – National

Russia prepares for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine: military official – National

Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would step up military operations in “all operational areas”. As Western deliveries of long-range arms begin to help Ukraine on the battlefield, Russian rockets and missiles have pounded cities in strikes that Kyiv … Read more

World leaders react to the assassination of Shinzo Abe

World leaders react to the assassination of Shinzo Abe

World leaders and public figures across the globe are reeling on Friday following the shocking news that former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot and killed during a campaign speech in western Japan. Abe, a divisive arch-conservative who had been the country’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot from behind minutes after he started his … 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

Zelenskyy visits Ukrainian troops on the frontlines in 1st visit outside Kyiv – National

Zelenskyy visits Ukrainian troops on the frontlines in 1st visit outside Kyiv – National

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited troops on the frontline in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region on Sunday, his first official appearance outside the Kyiv region since the start of Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24. “You risk your lives for us all and for our country,” the President’s office website cited him as telling the soldiers, adding … Read more

Ukraine is ready for ‘hard battle’ with Russia in eastern regions: Zelenskyy – National

Ukraine is ready for ‘hard battle’ with Russia in eastern regions: Zelenskyy – National

Ukraine is ready for a tough battle with Russian forces amassing in the east of the country, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Saturday, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson offered fresh financial and military support during a surprise visit. At a meeting in Kyiv, Johnson told Zelenskyy that Britain would provide armored vehicles and anti-ship … Read more

Zelenskyy shows UN graphic video highlighting ‘terrible’ Russia war crimes in Ukraine – National

Zelenskyy shows UN graphic video highlighting ‘terrible’ Russia war crimes in Ukraine – National

WARNING: This post contains images and descriptions of graphic content. Discretion is advised. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that “accountability must be inevitable” for Russia as he accused invading Russian troops of committing “the most terrible war crimes” since World War Two. Zelenskyy showed a short video of … Read more

Russia warns media not to publish interview with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy – National

Russia warns media not to publish interview with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy – National

Russia’s communications watchdog told Russian media on Sunday to refrain from reporting an interview done with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and said it had started a probe into the outlets which had interviewed the Ukrainian leader. In a short statement distributed by the watchdog on social media and posted on its website, he said a … Read more