Kyiv expects heavy snow as millions live with scarce electricity, heating – National

Heavy snowfall was expected in Kyiv starting on Sunday, with temperatures dropping below freezing day and night, while millions of people who still live in and around the Ukrainian capital remain with little electricity and heat. Grid operator Ukrenergo said on Saturday that electricity producers were able to cover only three-quarters of consumption needs, necessitating … Read more

Why designating Putin’s Russia a ‘terrorist state’ could backfire

Long-range missiles and heavy weaponry may be key to breaking the Russian military’s back in Ukraine, but is blackballing Vladimir Putin’s regime as a terrorist state also an essential step in bringing Vladimir Putin to heel? For months, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy has been urging the world to deepen Russia’s isolation by branding it with … Read more

‘Significant breakthrough’ from allies amid Ukraine’s push through ‘darkness’: deputy PM – National

Although Ukraine has seen a “significant breakthrough” in support from allies, more help is needed from countries like Canada, according to one of Ukraine’s deputy prime ministers, Olga Stefanishyna. When Stefanishyna, who is deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, first landed in Canada, the first thing she says she noticed was the amount … Read more

Ukraine to begin voluntary evacuation from liberated southern areas: Deputy PM – National

Ukraine will soon begin evacuating people who want to leave the recently-liberated southern city of Kherson and the surrounding areas, a senior official announced on Saturday, citing damage done by Russian forces. Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said some people had expressed a wish to move away from both Kherson and the area around Mykolaiv, … Read more

Vladimir Putin will not attend Indonesia G20 summit in person, officials say – National

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend a gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) nations in person next week but may join virtually, officials from Russia and the host country Indonesia said on Thursday. Indonesia has resisted pressure from western countries to withdraw its invitation to Putin and expel Russia from the … Read more

Biden says he hopes Putin will negotiate WNBA star Griner’s release as midterms end – National

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he hopes Russian President Vladimir Putin will be more willing to negotiate the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner now that the US midterm elections are over. “My hope is that now that the election is over, that Mr. Putin will be able to discuss with us and be … Read more

Vladimir Putin weakened by Ukraine war, but don’t expect power change: western official – National

President Vladimir Putin has been weakened by his decision to invade Ukraine, but a change in power at the top in Russia is unlikely any time soon due to the autocratic nature of its political system, a western official said on Wednesday. Putin, the longest-serving paramount Kremlin leader since Josef Stalin, has dominated Russia for … Read more

Russian court will hear WNBA star Brittney Griner’s appeal on Tuesday

US’ Women’s National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, stands inside a defendants’ cage before a court hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, on August 4, 2022 . Evgenia Novozhenina | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — A Russian court … Read more

2 pilots die after Russian warplane crashes into Siberian building – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 23, 2022 8:03 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size A Russian warplane crashed into a residential building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk Sunday, killing both crewmembers — the second incident in less than a week in which a combat jet has crashed in a … Read more

Danielle Smith’s comments on Russia-Ukraine war ‘frightening’: Freeland

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s comments on Russia’s war against Ukraine were “frightening,” according to Federal Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. “I think it was deeply hurtful to Ukrainian Canadians here in Alberta,” she said Thursday in Edmonton, noting her own Ukrainian-Canadian family living in the province were also hurt by the … Read more