The Immigration Minister, refugees, and citizenship of Canada Sean Fraser has revealed the lunch of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), an accelerated temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians fleeing country home due to war. Fraser noted that the Ukrainians and their immediate family members not minding the nationality may stay in Canada for up to three years, more so overseas applicants need to apply online for a visitor visa and provide their biometrics.
Russia announced that the president of the United States (US), Joe Biden has been banned from entering the country. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Russia’s foreign ministry which stated that the ban “is the consequence of the extremely Russophobic policy pursued by the current US administration”. Other US officials placed on the list include Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken; Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley.
The United States Mission has said it would expand visa services to help qualified non-immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria to renew their visa. The new no-interview visa application regime, which was unveiled at a briefing at the U.S Consulate in Lagos on Tuesday, is a pilot project, which the mission plans to extend next month to its embassy in Abuja. The US Mission Country Consular Coordinator, Susan Tuller, noted that the project was ‘no-interview’ visa renewals for eligible applicants.
The United States has placed a ban on imports of all oil and gas products from Russia, President Joe Biden announced. In a statement on Tuesday, Biden said the ban was aimed at pressuring Russia to end the war in Ukraine, adding that “the main artery of Russia’s economy” and aims to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war in Ukraine. “We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas and energy. That means Russian oil will no longer be acceptable at U.S. ports and the American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine,” he said.
ISIS leader, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi has been on Wednesday in a US counterterrorism raid in northwest Syria, US president Joe Biden said. In a statement on Thursday, Biden described the death of al-Qurashi as an "act of desperate cowardice." "Last night at my direction, U.S. military forces in northwest Syria successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation to protect the American people and our Allies, and make the world a safer place," the statement reads.