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Russia orders retreat from Kherson, its only captured Ukrainian capital since invading

Russia’s military announced on Wednesday that it’s withdrawing from Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson and nearby areas, in what would be another humiliating setback for Moscow’s forces in the eight-month-old war. Ukrainian authorities did not immediately confirm the move — and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has suggested in recent days that …

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Power play: How Russia missed its window to crash Ukraine’s electrical grid by stealth

Oleksandr Kharchenko doesn’t believe in coincidences. The seasoned energy adviser to multiple Ukrainian government departments, agencies and parliamentary members told CBC News he saw a point last winter when his country’s electrical grid was at its most vulnerable. At the time, Ukraine was in the final throes of an almost decade-long process …

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Russia denies any role in possible sabotage of pipelines in Baltic Sea

The European Union suspects that damage to two underwater natural gas pipelines was sabotage and is warning of retaliation for any attack on Europe’s energy networks, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Wednesday. “All available information indicates those leaks are the result of a deliberate act,” Borrell said in …

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As Russia blacklists more Canadians, Liberals say Russia visa ban would trap dissidents

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said she does not support following the lead of European countries by barring Russians from getting visas, arguing that Russian dissidents are facing increasing danger. She also said Russia needs to be prosecuted for illegally invading Ukraine — a view Moscow rejected while adding dozens …

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Separatists in Eastern Ukraine to hold vote on joining Russia

Two Russian-controlled regions in Eastern Ukraine announced plans to hold referendums on joining Russia later this week and an ally of President Vladimir Putin said the votes would alter the geopolitical landscape in Moscow’s favour forever. The move, which seriously escalates Moscow’s standoff with the West, comes after Russia suffered …

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Western brands still hold sway in Russia, even if copycats are taking their place

The food is familiar, the brand less so. Yet the Vkusno & tochka outlet in Moscow’s Pushkin Square serves up burgers, just like during its golden arches days, according to reports from its opening. It’s not a McDonald’s anymore because the burger giant left the Russian market in the wake of Moscow’s …

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NATO chief warns Canada that Russia, China have designs on the Arctic

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ended his trip to Canada’s Arctic on Friday by underlining the threats to the region posed by both Russia and China. Standing alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at one of the country’s principal northern fighter jet bases in Cold Lake, Alta., Stoltenberg cited a list of actions Moscow has taken …

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Ukraine, Russia accuse each other of shelling around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Moscow and Kyiv traded fresh accusations on Saturday of shelling around the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which has been a focus of international concern that fighting in the area could trigger a disaster. Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, has been controlled by Russian forces since early …

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Ukrainians gather to celebrate Independence Day but it’s bittersweet amid war with Russia

Ukrainians in Toronto gathered to celebrate their country’s Independence Day on Wednesday, but the occasion was bittersweet because it also marked sixth months since the Russians invaded. For Tetyana Barylko, who owns the Barrel House Korchma restaurant with her family, Independence Day was special this year due to the war with Russia. She said …

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