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Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine — including attacking the capital, Kyiv — in an overnight barrage that was swift, broad and ruthless. The attack was exactly in line with President Biden's dire forecasts.

  • Why it matters: The world is waking up to a new era of global upheaval, with huge potential ramifications for the power dynamics of the superpowers, the U.S. and China. 

Russia's buildup was no feint, with Ukraine coming under massive aerial assault overnight, Axios national security reporter Zachary Basu reports.

  • It quickly became clear that a "special military operation" announced by Putin was in fact a full-scale attack on the entire country.
  • Explosions were reported across Ukrainian cities moments after Putin finished speaking.

⚡ The latest: Putin is attacking Ukraine from the north, south and east.

  • The Russian military says it's targeting military installations and air bases. But images flooding social media have already shown civilian casualties and thousands of Ukrainians trying to flee.
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Kyiv this morning. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was cutting off diplomatic relations with Russia and tweeted: "Russia treacherously attacked our state in the morning, as Nazi Germany did in World War II years."

President Biden said Putin's "premeditated war ... will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering."

  • U.S. intelligence had warned a large-scale invasion "could leave up to 50,000 civilians killed or wounded, decapitate the government in Kyiv within two days, and launch a humanitarian crisis with up to 5 million refugees fleeing the resulting chaos," The Washington Post reported Feb. 5.
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Zoom out: "Russia’s audacious military assault ... is the first major clash marking a new order in international politics, with three major powers jostling for position in ways that threaten America’s primacy," The Wall Street Journal's Michael R. Gordon writes (subscription).

  • "Putin is demanding that the West rewrite the post-Cold War security arrangements for Europe," Gordon adds, "and demonstrated that Russia has the military capability to impose its will despite Western objections and economic sanctions."
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A nuclear warning
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Rarely in our lifetimes has the world heard more chilling and ominous words: Vladimir Putin said nations "will face consequences greater than any you have faced in history" if they interfere in his invasion of Ukraine.

  • Why it matters: This is a rare overt threat of nuclear attack.

Between the lines: The world is witnessing the most consequential invasion in Europe since World War II, but with a scary twist:

  • Madman Putin is sitting on a massive nuclear arsenal and seems impervious to pressure, sanctions or threats.

Putin said in announcing the invasion:

To anyone who would consider interfering from the outside: If you do, you will face consequences greater than any you have faced in history. All relevant decisions have been taken. I hope you hear me.
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Living history
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NBC's Erin McLaughlin told viewers live throughout prime time about explosions from both sides of her in Kyiv. She was live on MSNBC at 12:05 a.m. ET (7:05 a.m. in Ukraine) when she heard the first sirens going off.

  • "People are waking up absolutely terrified," she said. "People are waking up to their windows shaking."
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CNN's Matthew Chance was talking live with Don Lemon in U.S. prime time, from a roof in central Kyiv, when Chance said he heard "a big bang ... big explosions."

  • As viewers watched, the correspondent scrambled to don a flak jacket. It muffled his microphone till he readjusted.

Watch the incredible video.

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Above: Cars flee the capital.

🗞️ Time capsule ...

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'Darkest hours of Europe since the Second World War'

 

U.S. stock index futures sank over 2 per cent on Thursday and the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 looked set to confirm bear market territory after Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine.

 

Stock markets around the globe slumped, oil prices broke above US$100 a barrel, while safe havens gold and government bonds surged in the flight to safety.

 

Russian forces invaded Ukraine by land, air and sea, confirming the worst fears of the West with the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War Two. The United States and its allies promised tough sanctions against Russia in response.

Ukraine’s President Volodymur Zelenskiy said Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin’s aim was to destroy his state.

 

“Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Peaceful Ukrainian cities are under strikes,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter.

 

“This is a war of aggression. Ukraine will defend itself and will win. The world can and must stop Putin. The time to act is now.”

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said: “These are among the darkest hours of Europe since the Second World War.”

 

Russian forces assaulted targets across Ukraine after Putin ordered an operation aimed at demilitarizing the country. Putin said Russia doesn’t plan to “occupy” its neighbour but that action was necessary after the U.S. and its allies crossed Russia’s “red line” by expanding the NATO alliance. Military vehicles breached into the Kyiv region that borders Belarus, Ukraine’s Border Guard Service said in a statement.

 

Crude and European natural gas surged on possible risks to Russian energy exports, with Brent futures trading as high as $105 a barrel and benchmark West Texas Intermediate crossing $100.

The flight to safety saw the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield tumble 14 basis points to under 1.9per cent. Gold hit the highest since September 2020.

 

Futures tracking the Nasdaq 100 fell 2.6 per cent. If the losses stick through regular trading hours, the index could confirm bear market territory, or a 20 per cent decline from its November record closing high.

 

Dow futures also indicated that the blue-chip index was set to confirm a correction from its all-time closing high on Jan. 4. A correction is confirmed when an index closes 10 per cent or more below its record closing level.

 

The CBOE Volatility index, also known as Wall Street’s fear gauge, was last trading at 36.41, its highest since Jan. 24.

 

“Sentiment, broadly, is in the dumps,” said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA.
“It’s not a shock response because this has been building for weeks but really it is the realization that diplomacy has failed.”

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1 hour ago, Jaydee said:

Ukraine will defend itself and will win.

Nope... they won't, unless they have a fatalistic definition of winning. This scenario (from a Russian perspective) is commonly referred to as swallowing a porcupine.

if hurting the critter that ate them (after the fact) meets their definition of winning, then fair enough, it will likely be a glorious victory for them.

 

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9 minutes ago, Wolfhunter said:

Nope... they won't, unless they have a fatalistic definition of winning. This scenario (from a Russian perspective) is commonly referred to as swallowing a porcupine.

if hurting the critter that ate them (after the fact) meets their definition of winning, then fair enough, it will likely be a glorious victory for them.

 

I don’t think there will be any winners in this conflict, only losers.

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6 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

We've got some of the weakest leaders of all time in charge of the western world right now.

If only Trudeau would have followed through and told Putin “to his face” to back off, this wouldn’t be happening and we would have had world peace. Or if her hotness, our new foreign affairs minister would have met with Russian officials, things would be different. The impression that Canada is back?
I’ll bet Putin was shaking in his jackboots.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/election/trudeau-says-he-would-tell-putin-off-to-his-face-if-he-becomes-prime-minister-1.2607205

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/joly-has-open-invitation-to-visit-with-russian-officials-in-moscow-ambassador-1.5750102

 

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In pictures: Destruction and fear as war hits Ukraine

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Russian forces have launched a military assault on neighbouring Ukraine, crossing its borders and bombing military targets near big cities.

Rescuers work at the crash site of a Ukrainian Armed Forces' Antonov aircraft, shot down in the Kyiv region, UkraineIMAGE SOURCE,UKRAINIAN STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE / REUTERS
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In a handout picture from the Ukrainian State Emergency Service, rescuers work at the crash site of a Ukrainian Armed Forces' Antonov aircraft, shot down in the Kyiv region.
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A security booth knocked over at the Perekop checkpoint, connecting the Crimean peninsula to the Ukrainian mainlandIMAGE SOURCE,TASS / GETTY IMAGES
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A security booth knocked over at the Perekop checkpoint, connecting the Crimean peninsula to the Ukrainian mainland.
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Ukrainian servicemen stand on a tank as they get ready to repel an attack in Ukraine's Lugansk region.IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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Ukrainian servicemen get ready to repel an attack in the Lugansk region.
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A man shows a bomb-damaged room from shelling by Russian troops in a residential area in Piatykhatky, Kharkiv, north-eastern UkraineIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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A man shows the result of shelling by Russian troops in a residential area in Piatykhatky, Kharkiv, north-eastern Ukraine.
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Bloodstains are seen on the stairs in a residential building following shelling in Piatykhatky, Kharkiv, north-eastern UkraineIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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Bloodstains are seen on the stairs in a residential building following shelling in Piatykhatky.
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A bomb-damaged road caused by Russian troops in a residential area in Piatykhatky, Kharkiv, north-eastern UkraineIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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Damage caused by shelling in Piatykhatky.
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Civilians shelter in a metro station in Kharkiv, UkraineIMAGE SOURCE,VICTORIA VOTA
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Civilians shelter in a metro station in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in a photo taken by Victoria Vota. "We are trying to stay strong," she said.
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Black smoke rises from a military airport in Chuhuiv near Kharkiv on February 24, 2022IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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Black smoke rises from a military airport in Chuhuiv, near the north-eastern city of Kharkiv.
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A man sits outside his destroyed building after bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuhuiv on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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A man sits outside a destroyed building in Chuhuiv, following bombings.
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A rocket embedded in a road after recent shelling on the northern outskirts of Kharkiv on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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A rocket is embedded in a road after recent shelling on the outskirts of Kharkiv.
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People wait in a traffic jam as they leave the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS
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People wait in a traffic jam as they attempt to leave the city of Kharkiv.
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Inhabitants of Kyiv leave the city following pre-offensive missile strikes of the Russian armed forces and Belarus on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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Elsewhere in the country, another traffic jam forms as people try to leave the capital Kyiv.
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People wait for buses at a bus station as they attempt to evacuate the city on February 24, 2022 in Kyiv, UkraineIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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Crowds attempt to evacuate the capital by bus.
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People wait at the Ukrainian side of the border crossing between Poland and Ukraine, as seen from Medyka, Poland, 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS
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Others queue at the border crossing between Ukraine and Poland, in an attempt to flee the country.
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Handout screengrab taken from CCTV issued by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine of Russian military vehicles moving across the border from Crimea into Ukraine (exact location not given), on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,STATE BORDER GUARD SERVICE OF UKRAINE / PA MEDIA
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A CCTV image issued by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reportedly shows Russian military vehicles moving across the border from Crimea into Ukraine.
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Firefighters work on a fire on a building after bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuguiv on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire after an airstrike hit an apartment complex in Chuhuiv.
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Ukrainian firefighters arrive to rescue civilians after an airstrike hit an apartment complex in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES
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The firefighters climbed through wreckage to rescue civilians.
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A wounded woman is seen after an airstrike damaged an apartment complex in city of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES
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Smoke is seen coming out of a military installation near the airport, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, in Mariupol, 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS
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Smoke is seen coming out of a military installation near the airport in the south-eastern city of Mariupol.
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Ukrainian tanks move into the city in Mariupol, 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS
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Ukrainian tanks move into Mariupol.
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A handout photo made available by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry"s press service shows the aftermath of an explosion in the premises of a military unit building in Kyiv, Ukraine, 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,EPA / INTERIOR MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE
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A handout photo from the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's press service shows the aftermath of an explosion at a military unit building in Kyiv.
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Police and security personnel inspect the remains of a shell in a street in Kyiv on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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Also in Kyiv, police and security personnel inspect the remains of a shell in a street.
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People react standing behind the cordoned off area around the remains of a shell in Kyiv on 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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People watch the police and security personnel work from behind a cordoned-off area.
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People line up to withdraw money from ATMs after Russia's military operation on 24 February 2022, in KramatorskIMAGE SOURCE,ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES
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Crowds gather at ATMs in the eastern city of Kramatorsk, as people try to withdraw money.
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Ukrainian military helicopter flies over a gas station, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, outside the city of Dnipro, Ukraine 24 February 2022IMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS
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A Ukrainian military helicopter flies over a fuel station outside the city of Dnipro.

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OMG, like say it John. Like totally, like let's not lose focus on what's important here.... like best quote of the day like:

"But it could have a profound negative impact on the climate obviously. You have a war and obviously you’re going to have massive emissions consequences to the war. But equally importantly, you're going to lose people's focus, you're going to lose certainly big country attention because they will be diverted and I think it could have a damaging impact," he continued. "So, you know, I think hopefully President Putin would realize that in the northern part of his country, they used to live on 66% of the nation that was over frozen land." 

"Now it's thawing, and his infrastructure is at risk," he added. "And the people of Russia are at risk. And so I hope President Putin will help us to stay on track with respect to what we need to do for the climate."

 

 

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Now it's thawing, and his infrastructure is at risk," he added. "And the people of Russia are at risk. And so I hope President Putin will help us to stay on track with respect to what we need to do for the climate."

 

OMG. LOLOLOLOLOL

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Good to see that some action is being taken to rescue Canadians from the Ukraine, but I sure hope this includes the troops that we have stationed there.

How Ottawa plans to help Canadians trapped in Ukraine

Canada closed its Ukrainian consulate and embassy early Thursday morning

CBC News · Posted: Feb 24, 2022 3:48 PM ET | Last Updated: 38 minutes ago
 
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A woman hugs her son on Thursday after crossing the Hungarian-Ukrainian border. The federal government says Canadians can safely cross into Hungary and other nations on Ukraine's western border. (Bernadett Szabo/Reuters)

The federal government is urging Canadians in Ukraine to either escape the country immediately or to shelter in place if a safe exit is no longer available.

The advice comes on the first day of a full-scale attack by the Russian military, which began sending soldiers into Ukraine and raining bombs near major cities before dawn.

 

"Your safety and security are now our top priority," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadians still in Ukraine on Thursday.

Here is what the government says it will do to help Canadians in Ukraine.

Consular services

Consular services for Canadians in Ukraine became severely limited on Thursday after Ottawa closed its Ukrainian consulate and embassy.

Those offices were relocated from the capital to Kyiv to the western city of Lviv earlier this month, but the government opted to shut them down within hours of the Russian invasion.

All Canadian personnel fled across the border to Poland.

Despite the closure of diplomatic offices, Global Affairs Canada says consular services will remain available to Canadians in need of assistance.

Anyone needing help is asked to call the government's 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre, which is based in Ottawa.

The centre can be reached:

  • By telephone at 1-613-996-8885
  • By email at sos@international.gc.ca
  • By text message at 1-613-686-3658

"Should there be a surge in demand for consular services, we are ready," Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said. "Our teams in Ottawa, Warsaw and major European cities are on standby to support."

Global Affairs Canada said it will reopen the embassy and consulate "as soon as the security situation in Ukraine allows us to ensure the adequate delivery of services."

Safe passage to the west

While Canadians close to Russian military action in the eastern and central regions of Ukraine have been advised to shelter in place, Canadians in western Ukraine are being urged to leave immediately if it is safe to do so.

Trudeau said on Thursday that Ottawa has arranged safe passage for Canadians into Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

Canada has been advising its citizens to leave Ukraine since Feb. 1.

 
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A man sits outside a destroyed building after bombings on the eastern Ukraine town of Chuguiv on February 24, 2022. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

The government did not provide an estimate of the number of Canadians and permanent residents still in Ukraine.

There are approximately 800 Canadians in Ukraine with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service, a voluntary service which provides updates and advisories to Canadians overseas.

Travel to Canada and immigration

Trudeau said the federal government will begin "urgently" issuing travel documents to Canadians, permanent residents and their immediate families.

Ottawa also will prioritize immigration applicants from Ukraine during the crisis.

Canada is already home to an estimated 1.3 million people of Ukrainian descent, the largest such population outside of Ukraine and Russia.

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said his department already has approved more than 1,800 Ukrainian immigration applications on a priority basis.

"We will be looking to do more," he said Thursday at an event in Nova Scotia.

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Will our aircraft have a fighter escort?

8 Wing Trenton airlifts military equipment to Ukraine to fend off Russian invasion

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Feb 24, 2022  •  1 hour ago  •  3 minute read  •   

ita Anand, Canadian Minister of Defence, posted pictures on her twitter account depicting a Canadian shipment of $7.8 million in military equipment and ammunition being loaded on to a CC-177 Globemaster III based at 8 Wing Trenton military airbase in Quinte West to assist Ukraine's defence against Russia invasion.

Canada’s military air base 8 Wing Trenton has been tasked to create an air bridge to ship vital military equipment to an embattled Ukraine now under a sweeping invasion by Russian troops since early Thursday.

 

 

Department of National Defence officials in Ottawa confirmed that military hardware pledged by Canada was shipped from 8 Wing aboard a CC-177 Globemaster III.

 

Replying to a media request Thursday, a DND spokesperson told The Intelligencer, “there have been shipments in recent weeks of both non-lethal and lethal aid to Ukraine – the last one being Tuesday.”

 

“That shipment of lethal aid left Trenton via C-17,” the spokesperson said. “There is no specific op name for these flights.  The two associated operations are Op REASSURANCE and UNIFIER.”

 

For the moment, the spokesperson said there “are no additional aid shipments currently planned.”

Anita Anand, Minister of Defence, tweeted on her account, “our Canadian Forces made a second delivery of lethal military aid to support our Ukrainian partners. Russia’s further invasion of a sovereign state is absolutely unacceptable, and we will continue to stand by Ukraine as the country defends its sovereignty and independence.”

Ryan Williams, Bay of Quinte MP, “condemned the attack” in an interview and said he was proud of 8 Wing Canadian Armed Forces members in his riding who ensured the airlift deliveries to Ukraine made good on Canada’s commitment.

Ukraine’s Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov thanked Canada for the support.

 

The airlift of Canadian military aid to Ukraine is in response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledging Jan. 14 to send $7.8 million in lethal equipment and ammunition to Ukraine. Canada is additionally providing a $500 million loan over and above an earlier $120 million loan to the country.

Trudeau is also imposing heavy sanctions on Russia.

 

The prime minister said before meeting with G7 leaders Thursday morning that Canada is standing by Ukraine and condemns the Russian aggression in major cities across the country including Kyiv.

 

“In the face of these attacks on Ukraine, Canada will take additional action to stop Russia’s unwarranted aggression. We continue to stand with Ukraine, its people, and the Ukrainian Canadian community here in Canada. Russia’s brazen acts will not go unpunished,” Trudeau said in a statement.

 

Earlier, he announced an additional 460 Canadian military personnel will join the 800 currently deployed in Europe in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) which comes under OP REASSURANCE.

 

The Canadian government said DND is also providing “a battery of M777 artillery guns with forward observers and an electronic warfare troop to bolster the Canadian led enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia.

 

A second frigate, with an embarked maritime helicopter, is participating in NATO’s Standing Naval Forces and a CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft has been re-tasked to the region to fly under NATO operational command.

 

“In addition, approximately 3,400 Canadian Armed Forces personnel across all branches of the service are authorized to deploy to the NATO Response Force should they be required by NATO,” the government said in a statement.

 

In late January, Canada announced $340 million for “the extension and expansion of Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces’ military training and capacity-building mission in Ukraine.

 

“This extension and expansion of Canada’s military presence in support of Ukraine will ensure that members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will continue to provide enhanced military training and mentorship to Ukraine’s security forces through to the end of March 2025,” the government said.

 

“Since 2015, Canadian troops have conducted more than 600 courses, training nearly 33,000 Ukrainian military and security personnel in a range of tactical and advanced military skills.”

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12 hours ago, Jaydee said:

To anyone who would consider interfering from the outside: If you do, you will face consequences greater than any you have faced in history. 

Mr Putin will likely be cursed by his own choice of punishment.

Swallowing a porcupine is always easier than digesting it.

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“Trudeau said the federal government will begin "urgently" issuing travel documents to Canadians, permanent residents and their immediate families.

Ottawa also will prioritize immigration applicants from Ukraine during the crisis.”

 

That is got to be another laughing point on the world stage……after promising to extricate interpreters who helped us in Afghanistan and other citizens…they are still there waiting for Canada and our incompetent Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser to act. It is particularly agonizing for this man:

When Jawed Ahmed Haqmal and his family escaped Afghanistan on a Ukranian military plane last year, he thought his problems were behind him.

"I was so happy. I was … thinking that my family will have a great life, my kids will be educated," he told the ABC.

They had been expecting to go to Canada, because Mr Haqmal had been translating for Canadian forces in Kandahar and met the criteria for resettlement.

Six months later, they're still in Ukraine. If Western intelligence reports are accurate, they face a potential Russian invasion any day now.

"I run from one war and now I'm involved in another one," Mr Haqmal said.

Compounding his fears, five members Mr Haqmal's family were killed after Russia invaded his homeland in 1979.

The 33-year-old worries how he might be treated, having previously worked for NATO — an alliance that Russia believes endangers its security.

He has a diabetic mother, a pregnant wife and four young children. 

And, without any local knowledge or language skills, the family will have a harder task of fleeing than most, if there is an attack. 

Getting out of Afghanistan was an ordeal for the family. 

They had to sleep outside Kabul's airport for four nights, along with thousands.

They then faced a terrifying suicide bombing, inflicted by Islamic State militants. 

The Haqmals were given seats on a Ukranian military plane sent by the government in Kyiv to evacuate its own citizens. 

"We were supposed to leave Ukraine within 10 days," Mr Haqmal said.

"Instead, we've been here for six months."

Mr Haqmal said that, despite assurances he would be granted a humanitarian visa, Canada was still processing his application.

"[We] don't have any kind of support from the Canadian government, no financial support, no health support. No winter clothes," he said.

Instead, the family is relying on the generosity of Mr Haqmal's contacts in Canada, who are paying rent for an apartment in central Kyiv.”


So you can insert another country in 6 months”

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser offers no timeline on resettling Afghan refugees as desperation grows

 

 

 

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What happens when History is no longer a compulsory course.
 

“ Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper worried about this historical innocence in a 2014 speech to a Tribute to Liberty fundraiser. As he put it: “My fear is, as we move further into the 21st century, Canadians, especially new generations, will forget or will not be taught the lessons hard-learned and the victories hard-earned over the last 100 years.”

Harper’s concern is well-founded. After all, more than 40 percent of Canadians were barely born before the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989. Our collective memory and understanding of what he described as a “poisonous ideology” will fade away as older generations pass on. There’s no reason to think that provincial education curricula, which these days seem more focused on faddish ideas than foundational facts, or the broader culture, which has succumbed so much to frivolousness, will reverse these worrying cultural and intellectual trends. “
 

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Trudeau or Putin? Pick your Dictator…Are these quotes from the Ottawa convoy or the streets of Russia? 

 

“ The atmosphere was tense, with a few people crying against the backdrop of a heavy police presence.

One woman held up a bouquet of balloons in the colours of the ***** flag.

The crowds seemed to have little confidence their rare protests would change anything, but the rallies were cathartic for some.

“At least I’m not ashamed to be here,” one man said. “I was so ashamed this morning.”

“Hope? The only hope is us. While we are here there is still hope,” added a more optimistic attendee.”

 

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16 hours ago, Falken said:

I watched Trudeau's speech today and the sad part was watching Freeland behind him, head bobbling like a chicken over a bowl of grain!

A song in her heart; a tune in her head....

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