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Ukraine applying for NATO membership in wake of Russian annexation – National
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Ukraine applying for NATO membership in wake of Russian annexation – National

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Friday Ukraine was formally applying for fast-track membership of the NATO military alliance and that Kyiv was ready for talks with Moscow, but not with President Vladimir Putin. The Ukrainian leader made his comments in a video which appeared intended as a forceful rebuttal to the Kremlin after Putin held a ceremony in Moscow to proclaim four partially occupied Ukrainian regions as annexed Russian land. Read more: Canada slaps new sanctions on Russia after Putin annexes Ukrainian regions Read More Canada slaps new sanctions on Russia after Putin annexes Ukrainian regions “We are taking our decisive step by signing Ukraine’s...
Ukrainians fear suffering, political repression awaits them amid Russia referendums – National
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Ukrainians fear suffering, political repression awaits them amid Russia referendums – National

After seven weary months of war, many Ukrainians fear more suffering and political repression awaits them as referendums orchestrated by the Kremlin with help from gun-toting police portend Russia’s imminent annexation of four occupied regions. Many residents fled the regions before the referendums got underway, scared about being forced to vote or potentially being conscripted into the Russian army.Petro Kobernik, who left the Russian-held southern city of Kherson just before the preordained voting began Friday, said the prospect of living under Russian law and the escalating war made him and others extremely jittery about the future.“The situation is changing rapidly, and people fear that they will be hurt either by the Russian military, or Ukrainian guerrillas and the advancing...
Coquitlam families welcome Ukrainian refugees
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Coquitlam families welcome Ukrainian refugees

Global News Hour at 6 BC Posted September 25, 2022 Many Canadians are opening their homes to Ukrainians fleeing their war-torn country and as Julie Nolin reports, one Coquitlam family has bonded with their long-term guests in a universal and beautiful way. Source link
Traffic intensifying on Russian border, Finland says amid mobilization order – National
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Traffic intensifying on Russian border, Finland says amid mobilization order – National

Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border with Russia “intensified” overnight and remained elevated into daytime hours on Thursday, the Finnish Border Guard said, although the situation was under control. Finland, whose 1,300-km border with Russia is the longest in the European Union, is closely monitoring the situation in its neighbor after President Vladimir Putin’s order of military mobilization for the war in Ukraine, Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen said on Wednesday.Finnish land border crossings have remained among the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a string of Western countries shut both physical frontiers and their air space to Russian planes in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.“Traffic at the Finnish-Russian border intensified during the night,...
Ukraine continues to pile pressure on retreating Russian forces – National
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Ukraine continues to pile pressure on retreating Russian forces – National

Ukrainian troops continued to pile unrelenting pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, seeking to hold on to their sudden momentum that has produced major territorial gains. Fresh yellow-and-blue flags fluttered from the tallest buildings left in partly destroyed towns around Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, while Ukrainian soldiers inspected charred Russian tanks left along the way.“From the beginning of September until today, our soldiers have already liberated more than 6,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine — in the east and south. The movement of our troops continues,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in his nightly address late Monday. Read more: Ukraine claims reaching Russian border as it wages counteroffensive ...