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Exiled opponents of Belarus regime have a plan for victory — and it could start with Ukraine

It’s being called the Pieramoha Plan — the “Victory Plan.” Never heard of it? You’re not alone. The plan for civil resistance in Belarus being touted by opposition leader-in-exile Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya — who is in Canada this week and is set to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — has received very …

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Exiled opposition leader pressing Trudeau to sanction Belarusian military, security officials over Ukraine war

The exiled opposition leader of Belarus will meet separately with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly over the next two days in the hopes of persuading them to impose further sanctions on military and security services in her country. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya — who was widely considered to have won …

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NATO secretary general says alliance must prepare for ‘long haul’ in Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance needs to reinvigorate its military capacity in order to support Ukraine for the “long haul.” In an interview Sunday on Rosemary Barton Live, Stoltenberg said the alliance had depleted much of its own supplies of weapons and ammunition and would need to work with industry …

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U.S. midterms won’t weaken Washington’s support for Ukraine, conference told

A major international security conference started Friday in Halifax with repeated reassurances that the results of the U.S. midterm elections won’t mean a major shift in U.S. support for Ukraine. U.S. New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen told the opening panel at the Halifax International Security Forum that there’s clear …

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G7 says it will stand with Ukraine ‘for as long as it takes’

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial powers have pledged after a video conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that they “will stand firmly with Ukraine for as long as it takes.” The leaders said in a statement after Tuesday’s virtual meeting that they had reassured Zelenskyy they are “undeterred and steadfast …

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Bob Rae says Ukraine should get all the weapons Canada can find

The word “hawk” and the name Bob Rae are seldom found in the same sentence — except when it comes to Ukraine. Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations said recently that the federal government should give Ukraine every weapon it asks for. Ever since the onset of major hostilities last winter, Rae — the former …

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‘Nuclear blackmail’: Deconstructing Putin’s latest strategic gamble in Ukraine

It’s been called the nuclear blackmail card — both within western diplomatic and defence circles and in Russia itself. And it’s a reference to President Vladimir Putin’s poker-faced threat on Wednesday to resort to weapons of mass destruction if NATO steps over the line or Ukraine reclaims more of its own …

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Ukraine presses Canada to send more weapons as its forces push east

Ukraine has presented Canada with a new list of its military hardware needs as its army presses a counter-offensive against Russia in the east, CBC News has learned. The request was contained in a letter received by Defence Minister Anita Anand from her Ukrainian counterpart, Oleksii Reznikov, almost three weeks ago, said two …

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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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While in London for the Queen’s funeral, Trudeau also discusses economy and Ukraine with leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his British counterpart and other world leaders in London on Sunday, as talk of the economy and the war in Ukraine took their place alongside the sombre preparations for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Trudeau spent about 40 minutes at 10 Downing Street early in the afternoon …

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