Ukraine

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office on Thursday, March 17, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, shakes hands with a wounded Kateryna Vlasenko, 16, a refugee from Vorzel who covered her junior brother with her body during Russian shelling as they ran from their home town in a hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Trudeau, NATO leaders hear plea from Zelenskyy for military support

Ukraine president wants clear response to requests for fighter jets and tanks to bolster his forces

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office on Thursday, March 17, 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, shakes hands with a wounded Kateryna Vlasenko, 16, a refugee from Vorzel who covered her junior brother with her body during Russian shelling as they ran from their home town in a hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
An elderly woman walks pass concrete blocks topped with sandbags at a street in Odesa, southern Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

A month in, Ukraine fights on, makes Moscow pay a high price

Ukraine is scarred, wounded and mourning its dead but far from beaten

An elderly woman walks pass concrete blocks topped with sandbags at a street in Odesa, southern Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Interior Savings waives wire fees to Ukraine

Also warns of scams posing as humanitarian organizations

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Dispatch From Ukraine: Both the dead and alive are underground

The millions that have stayed like Pastoschchuk now live in a perpetual night

  • Mar 23, 2022
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Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)

B.C. powerlifter starts fundraiser for Ukraine

Corrections officer Sumeet Sharma was inspired to help after seeing war reports on TV

Powerlifter Sumeet Sharma wears the gold medal he won for bench press at the North American Powerlifting Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, last fall. Sharma has started a new fundraising initiative in support of Ukraine. (Photo submitted: Sumeet Sharma)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles as he listens to a speaker at an event in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The prime minister will address the European Parliament in Brussels this week before meeting with counterparts from the NATO military alliance to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada, allies face ‘irrational’ Putin as Trudeau heads to Europe, says Joly

Trudeau kicks off whirlwind trip with address to European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles as he listens to a speaker at an event in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The prime minister will address the European Parliament in Brussels this week before meeting with counterparts from the NATO military alliance to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Firefighters extinguish a fire near a shopping center after shelling, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Ukraine retakes key Kyiv suburb; battle for Mariupol rages

Regained territory allowed Ukrainian forces to retake control of a key highway

Firefighters extinguish a fire near a shopping center after shelling, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
A refugee cries on a bus while waiting for Ukrainian police to check papers and belongings in Brovary, Ukraine, Sunday, March 20, 2022, after 1600 people of which 843 children, according to authorities, were evacuated from the village of Bobrik, reportedly under Russian military control. Russian forces pushed deeper into Ukraine’s besieged and battered port city of Mariupol on Saturday, where heavy fighting shut down a major steel plant and local authorities pleaded for more Western help. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukraine rejects Russian demand for surrender in Mariupol

Mariupol officials said at least 2,300 people have died in the siege of the city

A refugee cries on a bus while waiting for Ukrainian police to check papers and belongings in Brovary, Ukraine, Sunday, March 20, 2022, after 1600 people of which 843 children, according to authorities, were evacuated from the village of Bobrik, reportedly under Russian military control. Russian forces pushed deeper into Ukraine’s besieged and battered port city of Mariupol on Saturday, where heavy fighting shut down a major steel plant and local authorities pleaded for more Western help. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A Russian-registered Antonov AN-124 owned by Volga-Dneper sits on the tarmac at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Monday, March 21, 2022. Canada’s airspace is closed to Russian-registered aircraft and Volga-Dneper has suspended most of its operations worldwide because of sanctions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada tightens ban on Russian aircraft to include humanitarian flights

Officials question flight allowed into Canadian airspace because it had registered as humanitarian

A Russian-registered Antonov AN-124 owned by Volga-Dneper sits on the tarmac at Pearson Airport in Toronto on Monday, March 21, 2022. Canada’s airspace is closed to Russian-registered aircraft and Volga-Dneper has suspended most of its operations worldwide because of sanctions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Special screening of Ukraine movie in Langley to support relief efforts

More than 30 Cineplex theatres across country to participate

The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Katerina Moiseeva, who grew up and has lived most of her life in Moscow but is now a masters student at Royal Roads University, said it has been difficult being a Russian since President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Russian living in B.C. fears for her country as Putin’s war wages on

As devastation spreads across Ukraine, Russia’s national identity suffers at home and abroad

Katerina Moiseeva, who grew up and has lived most of her life in Moscow but is now a masters student at Royal Roads University, said it has been difficult being a Russian since President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Fort St. James painter Pat Gauthier is raising money to support Ukrainians through the sale of her artwork. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James artists support Ukrainians through artwork fundraiser

Proceeds of their work will be donated to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation and Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Fort St. James painter Pat Gauthier is raising money to support Ukrainians through the sale of her artwork. (Submitted photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets people gathered to attend the concert marking the eighth anniversary of the referendum on the state status of Crimea and Sevastopol and its reunification with Russia, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 18, 2022. (Ramil Sitdikov/Sputnik Pool Photo via AP)

Putin appears at big rally as troops press attack in Ukraine

Speakers praised him as fighting “Nazism” in Ukraine, a claim rejected by leaders across the globe

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets people gathered to attend the concert marking the eighth anniversary of the referendum on the state status of Crimea and Sevastopol and its reunification with Russia, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 18, 2022. (Ramil Sitdikov/Sputnik Pool Photo via AP)
Volunteers at a shelter for Ukrainian refugees on the outskirts of Prague in the Czech Republic organize shoes and clothing for refugees on Monday, March 14. (Photo submitted)

Cariboo woman fundraising for Ukrainian refugee shelter near Prague

‘We are doing our best to help out financially from across the Atlantic Ocean’: Sandra Kelly Klassen

Volunteers at a shelter for Ukrainian refugees on the outskirts of Prague in the Czech Republic organize shoes and clothing for refugees on Monday, March 14. (Photo submitted)
Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about Digital Sustainability during the Digital X conference in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)

Arnold Schwarzenegger appeals to Russian people about ‘terrible things’ being kept from them

Arnold Schwarzenegger carried the weight of the world Thursday by making a…

Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about Digital Sustainability during the Digital X conference in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)
Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl raises $2,500 for Ukraine through homemade bracelet, bookmark sales

11-year-old has help from friend to collect donations for UNICEF emergency fund

Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Russian-Canadians supporting their brothers and sisters in Ukraine (Jacqueline Gelineau - Capital News)

Vernon family plans for Ukrainian refugee arrival as Russia presses on into country

Grygoriy Dyma will welcome his goddaughter and several other youth until the war in Ukraine subsides

Russian-Canadians supporting their brothers and sisters in Ukraine (Jacqueline Gelineau - Capital News)
FILE - Farmers harvest with their combines in a wheat field near the village Tbilisskaya, Russia, July 21, 2021. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that Russia’s war in Ukraine will disrupt commerce and clog up supply chains, slashing economic growth and pushing prices sharply higher around the globe. In a grim assessment out Thursday, March 17, 2022, the 38-country OECD said that over the next year the conflict would reduce the broadest measure of economic output by 1.08% worldwide. (AP Photo/Vitaly Timkiv, File)

War in Ukraine will take global economic toll, group warns

OECD: conflict to reduce gross domestic product by 1.08% worldwide, 1.4% in the 19 Euro countries

FILE - Farmers harvest with their combines in a wheat field near the village Tbilisskaya, Russia, July 21, 2021. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that Russia’s war in Ukraine will disrupt commerce and clog up supply chains, slashing economic growth and pushing prices sharply higher around the globe. In a grim assessment out Thursday, March 17, 2022, the 38-country OECD said that over the next year the conflict would reduce the broadest measure of economic output by 1.08% worldwide. (AP Photo/Vitaly Timkiv, File)
People take cover from shelling inside an entryway to an apartment building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

‘Why? Why? Why?’ Ukraine’s Mariupol descends into despair

2 AP journalists have been the only international media present in besieged Ukraine city of Mariupol

People take cover from shelling inside an entryway to an apartment building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Ukrainian members of the 2008-09 Canada World Youth exchange dress in their traditional clothing for an event in Port Alberni 13 years ago. (PHOTO COURTESY BEN SCHEIDEGGER)

Canada-Ukraine exchange students return to B.C. town to help and to remember

2008-09 Canada World Youth students spent three months in Ukraine and three months in Alberni

Ukrainian members of the 2008-09 Canada World Youth exchange dress in their traditional clothing for an event in Port Alberni 13 years ago. (PHOTO COURTESY BEN SCHEIDEGGER)