Kazi Stastna

Senior Producer

Kazi Stastna is a senior producer with CBCNews.ca. She has worked as a features writer and copy editor with CBC's digital news team for over a decade. Prior to that, she was at the Montreal Gazette and worked as a reporter and editor in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Latest from Kazi Stastna

Child survivors of Texas school shooting struggle to shake memories of what they saw, heard

Three days after an 18-year-old gunman walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and fired on two classrooms full of fourth-graders, the devastating and life-altering impact on the children who survived and the relatives of those killed is apparent in the small, tight-knit town where the tragedy occurred.

Revised timeline of police response to Texas shooting confirms what parents already feared

Residents of Uvalde, Texas, say they don't know what to make of the stunning admission by police Friday that they waited more than an hour outside the locked door of two classrooms at Robb Elementary School while children were inside with the gunman who shot 19 of their classmates and two teachers.

Emotions raw in Uvalde, Texas, as residents grieve victims of school shooting

Nearly everyone in the town of Uvalde, Texas, and the surrounding area knows someone who was involved in the mass shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers at a local elementary school.

What counts as a chemical weapon and how to tell who's using one

There has so far been no evidence to support the claim that emerged earlier this week that Russian forces used chemical weapons to flush out a group of Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol, but U.K. and U.S. officials say they are investigating. We talked to several experts about how to evaluate and investigate such claims.

Missiles fly, but Ukraine's pipeline network keeps Russian gas flowing to Europe

For Europe, the web of natural gas pipelines crisscrossing Ukraine is a lifeline that keeps the lights on; for Russia, a cash cow it won't easily give up; and for Ukraine, a security blanket that offers some protection against Russian airstrikes. We look at why none of the three entities are ready to cut off the flow through those pipelines just yet.

The smartphone war: Soldiers, civilians and satellites give the world a window onto Russian invasion

A month and a half into Russia's invasion of Ukraine, we've become so used to the steady stream of videos and images coming at us from the front lines that it's easy to forget it's not the norm to have a ringside seat to war unless you're fighting in it.
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Trump impeachment ends with a whimper — and a bang

No one was expecting a group hug after Mitt Romney's emotional speech on the Senate floor announcing he'd be voting to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office. But the swiftness with which the Utah senator was both exalted and vilified shows the depths of the country's political tribalism.
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Emboldened by impending acquittal, Trump uses state of the union as stump speech

Emboldened by an impending acquittal in his impeachment trial, a sputtering start to the Democratic caucuses and rising approval ratings, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a rousing state of the union address Tuesday aimed squarely at his base.

Trump impeachment trial: 3 unanswered questions — and 1 inevitable outcome

Ten days, 28,000 documents, 176 questions and nearly 200 pieces of video evidence later, the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump is headed to its anticipated conclusion: acquittal. We take a look at some lingering questions that remain unanswered despite the mass of evidence and arguments presented.
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'A descent into constitutional madness': Legal defence of Trump's Ukraine quid pro quo draws ire

As if the impeachment trial taking place south of the border weren't alienating enough, with its arcane protocols, dense arguments and predictable partisanship, there is now a legal battle raging outside the Senate chamber that has the country's leading constitutional experts taking to Twitter and the op-ed pages.

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