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A local woman walks to the distribution point of humanitarian aid in front of housing which was damaged by Russian shelling in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A local woman walks to the distribution point of humanitarian aid in front of housing which was damaged by Russian shelling in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukrainian servicemen hold a flag over the coffin of their comrade during the funeral ceremony of Volodymyr Yezhov killed in a battlefield with Russian forces at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Yezhov was a game designer in the development of the game Cossacks 2. He was also one of the authors of the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. Yezhov was also one of the most famous Ukrainian e-sportsmen — played StarCraft under the nickname Fresh. Since the Russian invasion, Volodymyr Yezhov went to the frontline and fought as part of the volunteer squadron. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Russia’s foreign minister calls for Ukraine to demilitarize

Ukraine says it wants a peace summit, but that first Russia must answer for alleged war crimes

Ukrainian servicemen hold a flag over the coffin of their comrade during the funeral ceremony of Volodymyr Yezhov killed in a battlefield with Russian forces at St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. Yezhov was a game designer in the development of the game Cossacks 2. He was also one of the authors of the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. Yezhov was also one of the most famous Ukrainian e-sportsmen — played StarCraft under the nickname Fresh. Since the Russian invasion, Volodymyr Yezhov went to the frontline and fought as part of the volunteer squadron. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
People receive humanitarian aid at a distribution spot in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)

VIDEO: Aid volunteers feed Ukrainians in frontline villages

Thousands living through the winter without power, running water

People receive humanitarian aid at a distribution spot in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the launch ceremony of The Kovykta gas condensate field via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. (Mikhail Kuravlev/Pool Photo via AP)

Russian military to reach 1.5M; Putin vows to win in Ukraine

Russian leader accused the West of centuries-long efforts to weaken and eventually break up Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the launch ceremony of The Kovykta gas condensate field via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. (Mikhail Kuravlev/Pool Photo via AP)
A dog passes by an unexploded shell in Bakhmut, the site of the heaviest battles with the Russian troops, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)

Ukraine PM urges more military aid to counter Russia attacks

Russian shelling reported on Monday in the eastern regions of Ukraine

A dog passes by an unexploded shell in Bakhmut, the site of the heaviest battles with the Russian troops, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)
WNBA star Brittney Griner, right, arrives at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas, following her release in a prisoner swap with Russia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Brittney Griner back home in US after Russian prisoner swap

Brittney Griner returned to the United States early Friday, nearly 10 months…

WNBA star Brittney Griner, right, arrives at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas, following her release in a prisoner swap with Russia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
People check the damage at their apartments hit by a Russian missile in Mykolaiv, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. This was the year war returned to Europe, and few facets of life were left untouched. Russia’s invasion of its neighbor Ukraine unleashed misery on millions of Ukrainians, shattered Europe’s sense of security, ripped up the geopolitical map and rocked the global economy. The shockwaves made life more expensive in homes across Europe, worsened a global migrant crisis and complicated the world’s response to climate change.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Putin vows to persist with strikes in Ukraine, ignoring West

Kremlin demands Kyiv recognize Crimea and other land gains in Ukraine as part of Russia

People check the damage at their apartments hit by a Russian missile in Mykolaiv, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. This was the year war returned to Europe, and few facets of life were left untouched. Russia’s invasion of its neighbor Ukraine unleashed misery on millions of Ukrainians, shattered Europe’s sense of security, ripped up the geopolitical map and rocked the global economy. The shockwaves made life more expensive in homes across Europe, worsened a global migrant crisis and complicated the world’s response to climate change.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, on July 7, 2022. Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

American WNBA star Griner freed in swap for Russian arms dealer Bout

2-time US Olympic medallist exchanged for Russian felon once nicknamed ‘the Merchant of Death’

FILE - WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, on July 7, 2022. Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during the annual meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin denies Western accusations of nuclear sabre-rattling

Russian leader says country’s nuclear doctrine based on the so-called ‘launch on warning’ concept

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during the annual meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
FILE - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 9, 2022. Time Magazine on Wednesday Dec. 7, 2022 named Zelenskyy its person of the year, awarding him the accolade “for proving that courage can be as contagious as fear.” (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)

Zelenskyy and ‘spirit of Ukraine’ named Time person of year

Zelenskyy has worked to inspire Ukraine’s resistance to Russian attack and marshal global support

FILE - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 9, 2022. Time Magazine on Wednesday Dec. 7, 2022 named Zelenskyy its person of the year, awarding him the accolade “for proving that courage can be as contagious as fear.” (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)
A person walks past signage in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday Nov. 29, 2022. Residents of Kyiv waited with patience and resignation Tuesday as all signs pointed toward another imminent Russian bombing of their city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron

In Kyiv, patience and resignation as citizens await next Russian bombing

Russians have been striking regularly, week after week, at roughly the same interval

A person walks past signage in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday Nov. 29, 2022. Residents of Kyiv waited with patience and resignation Tuesday as all signs pointed toward another imminent Russian bombing of their city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks during a news conference to announce Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy, in Vancouver, on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Joly seeks reprimand of Russian ambassador as embassy tweets against LGBTQ community

Embassy posted images of a crossed-out rainbow flag and Orthodox icons of Adam and Eve

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks during a news conference to announce Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy, in Vancouver, on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dr. Christian Carrer and his partner Tetyana Grebenchykova, heads of the organization AICM, give a special emergency kit bag for first respondents to Paulina, an emergency room manager in the region of Balakliya, recently liberated by the Ukrainian army, on Friday Nov. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron

Aid group with Canadian funding leads mission to deliver medical supplies in Ukraine

Mission to help the devastated region crosses areas where Russian shelling continues

Dr. Christian Carrer and his partner Tetyana Grebenchykova, heads of the organization AICM, give a special emergency kit bag for first respondents to Paulina, an emergency room manager in the region of Balakliya, recently liberated by the Ukrainian army, on Friday Nov. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron
Ukrainian and Latvian flags facing the Russian embassy in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron

History fuels Latvian determination to support Ukraine and resist Putin’s Russia

Country recalls a painful Soviet annexation led by Josef Stalin in 1939

Ukrainian and Latvian flags facing the Russian embassy in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron
Cmdr. Corey Gleason, Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, HMCS Harry DeWolf, uses binoculars as he looks out from the bridge while travelling on the Salish Sea from Vancouver to Victoria, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. A senior Canadian military official says Russia has started sending long-range bombers back across the Arctic toward North America following a pause during the early months of its war in Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Russia resuming bomber, submarine patrols near North America after pause: Norad

Russian submarines operating off both coasts, showing ability to strike Canada and the United States

Cmdr. Corey Gleason, Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Navy’s newest Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, HMCS Harry DeWolf, uses binoculars as he looks out from the bridge while travelling on the Salish Sea from Vancouver to Victoria, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. A senior Canadian military official says Russia has started sending long-range bombers back across the Arctic toward North America following a pause during the early months of its war in Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Latvian Army armoured personnel carriers ride during a military parade on Latvian Independence Day, in Riga, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Following a strike that killed two people in Poland, a consequence of the war raging in Ukraine, Latvia is reminding its allies that, a little further north, it is also exposed to the Russian threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron

All of Russia’s neighbours are in danger, Latvian military chief says

Russia tends to wage war to regain access points, says military chief

Latvian Army armoured personnel carriers ride during a military parade on Latvian Independence Day, in Riga, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Following a strike that killed two people in Poland, a consequence of the war raging in Ukraine, Latvia is reminding its allies that, a little further north, it is also exposed to the Russian threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron
Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in the field, near the place where a missile struck, killing two people in a farmland at the Polish village of Przewodow, near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Deadly missile strike adds to Ukraine war fears in Poland

Vulnerability felt in a country where the ravages of World War II are well remembered

Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in the field, near the place where a missile struck, killing two people in a farmland at the Polish village of Przewodow, near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
A U.S. Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies during the NATO military exercises Crystal arrow 2022 at the Adazi military range, Latvia, Friday, March 11, 2022. About 2,800 soldiers from Albania, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Iceland, Montenegro, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Latvia and the United States attend the training for interoperability during tactical military operations, including the demonstration of winter capability. (Martins Zilgalvis/F64 via AP)

Canadian commander says NATO battle group in Latvia could beat back Russian attack

Threat constant in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

A U.S. Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies during the NATO military exercises Crystal arrow 2022 at the Adazi military range, Latvia, Friday, March 11, 2022. About 2,800 soldiers from Albania, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Iceland, Montenegro, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Latvia and the United States attend the training for interoperability during tactical military operations, including the demonstration of winter capability. (Martins Zilgalvis/F64 via AP)
Police officers gather outside a grain depot in Przewodow, eastern Poland, on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022 where the Polish Foreign Ministry said that a Russian-made missile fell and killed two people. The ministry said Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau summoned the Russian ambassador and “demanded immediate detailed explanations.” (AP Photo)

Poland, NATO say missile strike wasn’t a Russian attack

‘There is nothing, absolutely nothing, to suggest that it was an intentional attack on Poland’

Police officers gather outside a grain depot in Przewodow, eastern Poland, on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022 where the Polish Foreign Ministry said that a Russian-made missile fell and killed two people. The ministry said Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau summoned the Russian ambassador and “demanded immediate detailed explanations.” (AP Photo)
A Ukrainian soldier inspects a damaged Russian cannon in the recently retaken village Chornobaivka near Kherson, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Efrem Lukatsky

Canada monitoring situation as Poland says Russian-made missile killed two

Unclear whether Tuesday’s events would fall under the category of an attack on a NATO member

A Ukrainian soldier inspects a damaged Russian cannon in the recently retaken village Chornobaivka near Kherson, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Efrem Lukatsky
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