Alberta

Premier condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine, apologizes for past comments; Alberta NDP Deputy Leader Sarah Hoffman issues statement in response to Danielle Smith’s apology

Press Statement Premier condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine; apologizes for past comments The Premier of Alberta issues the following statement: “I categorically condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the indescribable suffering Russia has and still is inflicting upon the Ukrainian people. “Prior to re-entering politics earlier this year, I made some ill-informed comments on … Continue reading

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Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions
Alberta

Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions

News Release Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions In response to the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Government of Alberta has terminated its relationship with three Russian regions. In letters directed to Governor of Tyumen Oblast Aleksandr Moor, Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Natalya Komarova and Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Artyukhov, Premier … Continue reading

Philippines

38 OFWs in Ukraine en route to border near Poland: OWWA

By Ferdinand Patinio  OWWA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac (File photo) MANILA – Around 38 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are currently headed outside of Ukraine as tensions continue to grip the eastern European nation, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said on Friday. “Now there are around 38 OFWs en route to the western border of Ukraine bordering … Continue reading

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Canada announces sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Anadolu photo) TRENTON, Canada (Anadolu/PNA) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced sanctions on Tuesday against Russia, calling its recognition of two breakaway regions of Ukraine as independent states “illegal” and “unacceptable.” Speaking at a press conference, Trudeau said Canada “strongly condemns” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move regarding Luhansk and Donetsk. “Make … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Another 15K doses of Russia’s Sputnik V jabs delivered in PH  

By Lade Jean Kabagani  MORE SPUTNIK V VAX. The Philippines receives another 15,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday night (May 12, 2021). The newly-arrived vaccines will serve as “component 2 or follow-up dose” for the initial batch delivered last May 1. (Photo courtesy of NTF) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippines on … Continue reading

Philippines

Duterte, Putin share Covid notes in 30-minute telesummit

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   ALLIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a 30-minute conversation on Tuesday (April 13, 2021). They agreed on the importance of cooperation among nations to defeat the pandemic, according to Sen. Bong Go (left). (Photo courtesy Sen. Bong Go) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Russia open to manufacturing Sputnik V in Philippines

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   (Photo courtesy of sputnikvaccine.com) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Moscow is willing to partner with local firms to produce the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccines in the Philippines. “We are open to produce our vaccine in the Philippines. We believe that we can start production in the Philippines within the next four to … Continue reading

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Russia starts mass vaccination against coronavirus

Russia starts mass vaccination against coronavirus MOSCOW (Anadolu/PNA) – Russia on Monday started mass vaccination against the novel coronavirus throughout the country. The Russians are being immunized with the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. People of social professions, including teachers and doctors, as well as employees of public … Continue reading

Philippines

1st batch of Sputnik V vaccine produced for civilian circulation

1st batch of Sputnik V vaccine produced for civilian circulation   Mihail Dzhaparidze/TASS MOSCOW (TASS/PNA) – The first batch of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), known as Sputnik V, was produced in Russia for civilian circulation. The supplies of the medication to the Russian regions are expected soon, the Health Ministry said. “The … Continue reading

Philippines

WHO cautions Russia on Covid-19 vaccine

GENEVA (Philippines News Agency/Anadolu) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it is following Russia’s progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine but cautioned that progress in the fight against the virus should not compromise on safety. Commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s earlier announcement that Russia had registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, at a … Continue reading