Putin says EU abandonment of Russian oil is ‘economic suicide’ | News | DW

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that European countries would not be able to impose a ban on Russian oil imports. His remarks came as EU members this week failed to negotiate a proposed Russian oil embargo after a small group of countries continued to oppose the plan. The proposed embargo is part of … Read more

Edmonton Ukrainian National Federation hall vandalized with swastika – Edmonton

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is calling on police to investigate the vandalism of the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (UNF) in Edmonton as a possible hate crime. On Friday, people involved with the UNF found swastikas spray-painted on the building itself as well as on a “Stop Putin, Stop War” banner hanging just next to … Read more

Germany expects pro-Russian activities on May 9: report | News | DW

Domestic intelligence in Germany expects “car parades and demonstrations” on Monday in support of Russia, and possibly the invasion of Ukraine, German media reported on Saturday. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution expects pro-Russian activities to take place on May 9 to mark Victory Day, a public holiday that commemorates the victory … Read more

Ukrainian family starts new life in Edmonton

For Michael Iwuu and his family, their journey to safety has been a month in the making. Days after airstrikes started, he and his wife packed up their two young sons and fled Ukraine. “The difficult part is driving on the road for two or three days with the kids with us,” Iwuu said. The … Read more

Ukraine: Russians living in Prague stage anti-war rally | News | DW

Thousands of mostly Russian nationals on Saturday protested in the Czech Republic against President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, calling on him to stop the war. Organizers said some 5,000 people joined the “Russians against Putin” march in downtown Prague, while police put the turnout at about 3,000. Some protesters carried banners calling on Russians … Read more

More than 30K jobs available for Ukrainian refugees who come to Ontario: labor minister

More than 30,000 jobs are available for Ukrainian refugees who come to Ontario, the province’s labor minister says. “We’re continuing to see heartbreaking stories out of the Ukraine. I was in touch this morning with the Federal (Immigration) Minister Sean Fraser and offered again Ontario’s full support to be there for the Ukrainians when they … Read more

Russia Launches Multiple Air Strikes On Ukraine’s Lviv, Advances On Kyiv: 10 Facts

Ukraine War: The port city of Mariupol continues to be incessantly bombarded by Russian forces. Kyiv: As Russian troops advanced closer to the Ukrainian capital from the north, west and northeast, fears were raised of Kyiv becoming encircled completely, while multiple air strikes rained down on a military base near the western city, Lviv, on … Read more

Ukraine′s Roma activists working to help at-risk community | News | DW

Just a few days ago, Tetiana* was planning her wedding and looking forward to starting a new job. But then the Russian bombs began to fly, and everything changed. “On February 24, at 5 am, the first air raid sirens woke me up,” said the Roma human rights activist from northeastern Ukraine. “Since then, most … Read more

No Headway In 1st Round Of Russia-Ukraine Talks, But Road Open For More

Over 350 civilians have been killed during the invasion, Ukraine says Kharkov, Ukraine: Russia shelled the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv as it pressed on with its invasion Tuesday, defying mounting global pressure that saw a war crimes probe opened against Moscow, sanctions smash its economy and FIFA ban it from the World Cup. After their … Read more

Halifax’s orthodox Christian community voices support for Ukraine – Halifax

Support for the people of Ukraine following Russia’s invasion continues to pour in through Halifax’s orthodox Christian community, where some eastern European members have roots in both countries. St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Halifax has always provided a home away from home for orthodox Christians who have immigrated to Nova Scotia from eastern Europe — … Read more