Monday May 16, 2022

Russia invades Ukraine, country braces for major Donbas offensive

The commander of a Ukrainian unit defending the port city of Mariupol posted a video statement Tuesday, saying a handful of people had been affected by a “poisonous substance of unknown origin” amid reports of an alleged Russian chemical attack. Denys Prokopenko, commander of the Azov battalion, said in the statement that it was not […]

Ukraine crisis: Europe braces for further strife

KYIV, UKRAINE — Ukraine urged its citizens to leave Russia, and Europe braced for further confrontation Wednesday after tensions escalated dramatically when Russia’s leader received authorization to use military force outside his country and the West responded with a raft of sanctions. Hopes for a diplomatic way out of a new, potentially devastating war appeared […]

Millions told to stay home as U.K. braces for hurricane-force winds

Millions of people in the U.K. were urged to cancel travel plans and stay indoors Friday as the second major storm this week prompted warnings of high winds and flying debris across northern Europe. Britain’s weather service said Storm Eunice, known as Storm Zeynep in Germany, was likely to cause significant disruption and dangerous conditions, […]

Anand meets with Ukraine’s defence minister as country braces for possible invasion

Defence Minister Anita Anand got an updated assessment of Ukraine’s military needs during a meeting with the embattled country’s defence minister Monday. And while neither Ukraine nor the federal government is saying exactly what Oleksii Reznikov asked of Canada — over and above the package of non-lethal equipment promised by Ottawa last week — there was an […]

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