Ukraine

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

 

Iulian Fota, the presidential counselor of the President of Romania, welcomes Secretary of State Antony Blinken as he arrives at the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport in Romania, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, ahead of a NATO meeting. (Daniel Mihailescu/Pool Photo via AP)

NATO commits to future Ukraine membership, drums up aid

Finland and Sweden applied for NATO membership in April, concerned Russia might target them next

 

The popular Rotary Club of White Rock book sale returns this weekend (Dec. 2-4) for a special pre-Christmas edition to help refugee families. (File photo)

Rotary Club of White Rock book sale to benefit refugees

South Surrey event will help families in Afghanistan, Ukraine

 

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
Inna Fomina, who came to Canada to take refuge from the war in Ukraine, stands with her son Adrian Derevianko, 10-month-old, outside their home in Ottawa, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ukrainian refugees embrace peace and quiet in Canada as war rages on

Inna Fomina’s story one of horror and displacement, but also one of hope and resilience

Inna Fomina, who came to Canada to take refuge from the war in Ukraine, stands with her son Adrian Derevianko, 10-month-old, outside their home in Ottawa, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)

Ukraine couple find safe harbour in Salmon Arm

‘Thus it was dangerous for us, a same sex couple, to be there and be ourselves’

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Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Contributed)
A Ukrainian serviceman flies a drone during an operation against Russian positions, Kherson region of southern Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/ Bernat Armangue)

Shells hit near nuclear plant; Blackouts roll across Ukraine

Both Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the attack

A Ukrainian serviceman flies a drone during an operation against Russian positions, Kherson region of southern Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/ Bernat Armangue)
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)
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
Windows of an apartment building are illuminated during a blackout in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)

UPDATE: Poland: Russian-made missile fell on our country, killing 2

Russian Defense Ministry denied being behind ‘any strikes on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish border”

Windows of an apartment building are illuminated during a blackout in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
Ukrainians gather in downtown to celebrate the recapturing their city, Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. People across Ukraine awoke from a night of jubilant celebrating after the Kremlin announced its troops had withdrawn to the other side of the Dnieper River from Kherson. The Ukrainian military said it was overseeing “stabilization measures” around the city to make sure it was safe. (AP Photo/Yevhenii Zavhorodnii)

Ukrainian city celebrates Russian exit yet faces huge rebuilding

Kherson is without electricity or running water, has short supply of food and medical supplies

Ukrainians gather in downtown to celebrate the recapturing their city, Kherson, Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. People across Ukraine awoke from a night of jubilant celebrating after the Kremlin announced its troops had withdrawn to the other side of the Dnieper River from Kherson. The Ukrainian military said it was overseeing “stabilization measures” around the city to make sure it was safe. (AP Photo/Yevhenii Zavhorodnii)
FILE - Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is seen from around twenty kilometers away in an area in the Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

UN agency: No evidence seen for Moscow’s ‘dirty bomb’ claim

Ukraine: Russian shelling damaged nuclear plant power lines

FILE - Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is seen from around twenty kilometers away in an area in the Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
Ukrainian soldiers on captured Russian tanks T-72 hold military training close to the Ukraine-Belarus border near Chernihiv, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Aleksandr Shulman)

Russia rejoins key deal on wartime Ukrainian grain exports

Putin warns Moscow reserves right to withdraw if humanitarian corridors used for military purposes

Ukrainian soldiers on captured Russian tanks T-72 hold military training close to the Ukraine-Belarus border near Chernihiv, Ukraine, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Aleksandr Shulman)
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya confers with counterparts after arriving to address the Security Council during a session to discuss the situation with grain shipments from Ukraine at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Ships sail from Ukraine despite Russia suspending grain deal

Russia cited allegations of a Ukrainian drone attack against its Black Sea fleet

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya confers with counterparts after arriving to address the Security Council during a session to discuss the situation with grain shipments from Ukraine at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Local resident Nina, 72, stands near her house, ruined by the Russian shelling a month ago in central Slavyansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. She keeps living in this house and collects wooden debris to make an outdoor fire for cooking. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Global food concerns rise as Russia halts Ukraine grain deal

Russia halted its participation after claiming Ukraine attacked it in a drone strike

Local resident Nina, 72, stands near her house, ruined by the Russian shelling a month ago in central Slavyansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. She keeps living in this house and collects wooden debris to make an outdoor fire for cooking. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A July 5, 2021 photo of Oleksii Kisilishin holding his dog Cherry. In the last, brief conversations Viktoria Skliar had with Oleksii Kisilishin, her detained boyfriend, the Ukrainian prisoner of war was making tentative plans for life after his release in an upcoming exchange with Russia. The next time Skliar saw Kisilishin, he was dead — one of several bodies in a photo of people local authorities said were killed when blasts ripped through a prison in a part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region controlled by Moscow-backed separatists. (Viktoria Skliar via AP)

A Ukrainian woman’s quest to retrieve body of prisoner of war

Her boyfriend died when the prison he was being held captive in was blown up

A July 5, 2021 photo of Oleksii Kisilishin holding his dog Cherry. In the last, brief conversations Viktoria Skliar had with Oleksii Kisilishin, her detained boyfriend, the Ukrainian prisoner of war was making tentative plans for life after his release in an upcoming exchange with Russia. The next time Skliar saw Kisilishin, he was dead — one of several bodies in a photo of people local authorities said were killed when blasts ripped through a prison in a part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region controlled by Moscow-backed separatists. (Viktoria Skliar via AP)
Media enter the head frame during a Cameco media tour of the uranium mine in Cigar Lake, Sask. Wednesday, September 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Media enter the head frame during a Cameco media tour of the uranium mine in Cigar Lake, Sask. Wednesday, September 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Investigators inspect a site after shelling near an administrative building, in Donetsk, the capital of Donetsk People’s Republic, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. According to the Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination, six 155mm munitions were fired at Donetsk in the early hours of Sunday. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

Ukraine: Rockets strike mayor’s office in occupied Donetsk

Pro-Kremlin officials blame the attack on Ukraine

Investigators inspect a site after shelling near an administrative building, in Donetsk, the capital of Donetsk People’s Republic, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. According to the Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination, six 155mm munitions were fired at Donetsk in the early hours of Sunday. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)