Ukrainian motocross star tests his mettle as a front-line ambulance driver – National

Before the Ukrainian war, Oleg Belotskyi was a well-known professional motocross and track star. These days, his driving and coordination skills are tested behind the wheel of an ambulance, transporting injured soldiers from the front lines to hospital. Russians are shelling ambulances as they push toward the front lines, explosions just meters in front of … Read more

Wounded soldiers at Dnipro hospital reveal horrors of Ukraine’s war – National

In a sparse hospital room in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro, 42-year-old Oleh runs a thick piece of metal over in his hands, considering its size and weight. The piece of shrapnel, about five centimetres long and one centimetre thick, was embedded into his right shoulder. The Ukrainian soldier still marvels at the fact … Read more

Canada boosting NATO military role as alliance eyes major strategic shift over Russia – National

Canada is boosting its role in NATO deterrence efforts in Latvia amid a major shift by the alliance to a more assertive defensive posture in the wake of Russian atrocities in Ukrainian cities of Bucha and Mariupol. The message the alliance aims to send to Russia is clear, said Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš. “We … Read more

Russian official claims US ‘directly participating’ in Ukraine fight as ‘Victory Day’ nears – National

Russia’s most senior lawmaker on Saturday accused Washington of coordinating military operations in Ukraine, which he said amounted to direct US involvement in military action against Russia. “Washington is essentially coordinating and developing military operations, thereby directly participating in military actions against our country,” Vyacheslav Volodin wrote on his Telegram channel. Washington and European members … Read more