Ukraine

Holocaust survivor Jacek Nadolny is silhouetted during a meeting of survivors with media in Oswiecim, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. Survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau are gathering to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German death camp in the final months of World War II, amid horror that yet another war has shattered the peace in Europe. The camp was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan. 27, 1945. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

1.1 million people killed at the complex before it was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan. 27, 1945

 

Canadian Forces Leopard 2A4 tanks are shown at CFB Gagetown in Oromocto, N.B., on September 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Smith

Canada donating four Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

‘These tanks will allow Ukraine to liberate even more of its territory and defend its people’

 

Evgheniy Pysraneko (left) is pictured with some of the young Ukrainian kids during a team bonding activity around Christmas 2022 in Romania. The 11 and 12-year-old kids who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine will travel to Canada to participate at the Quebec Peewee International Hockey Tournament next month thanks to the efforts of a Quebec City businessman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Evgheniy Pysraneko

Hockey team of preteen Ukrainian refugees heads to tournament in Quebec City

11- and 12-year-olds to play in tourney that has hosted legends like Wayne Gretzky and Guy Lafleur

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre in Hamilton, Ont., during the final day of meetings at Liberal cabinet retreat on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

Pressure builds for Canada to send tanks to Ukraine after Germany gives OK

Goal is for Germany and its allies to provide Ukraine with 88 German-made Leopards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the media at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre in Hamilton, Ont., during the final day of meetings at Liberal cabinet retreat on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn
Siegfried Hecker, from left, Daniel Holz, Sharon Squassoni, Mary Robinson and Elbegdorj Tsakhia with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, remove a cloth covering the Doomsday Clock before a virtual news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that it has moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

‘Doomsday Clock’ moves closest ever to midnight due to Ukraine war

‘People and scientists are warning us and we have to wake up now’

Siegfried Hecker, from left, Daniel Holz, Sharon Squassoni, Mary Robinson and Elbegdorj Tsakhia with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, remove a cloth covering the Doomsday Clock before a virtual news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that it has moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In this photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and his South Africa’s counterpart Naledi Pandor, speak, during their meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russia blames West for no Ukraine talks, defends navy drills

Top diplomat Lavrov in South Africa for talks about possibly strengthening ties

In this photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and his South Africa’s counterpart Naledi Pandor, speak, during their meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
Anika and Ivan Kyrychenko and family after arriving in Kelowna. Host Pam Morgan with volunteer greeters from Kelowna Stands With Ukraine. (Cindy Fairs/Kelowna Stands With Ukraine)

‘Desperate’ need for immediate refugee housing: Okanagan not-for-profit calls for help

Twenty two Ukrainian families are arriving in the Okanagan before the end of February

Anika and Ivan Kyrychenko and family after arriving in Kelowna. Host Pam Morgan with volunteer greeters from Kelowna Stands With Ukraine. (Cindy Fairs/Kelowna Stands With Ukraine)
Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 13, 2022. Anand says the federal government will provide 200 armoured vehicles to the Ukrainian military. Anand announced the contribution during a visit to Kyiv today, where the minister also met her Ukrainian counterpart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Ukraine asks for battle tanks as Canada sends 200 more armoured vehicles

Vehicles being purchased from Ontario company for about $90 million

Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 13, 2022. Anand says the federal government will provide 200 armoured vehicles to the Ukrainian military. Anand announced the contribution during a visit to Kyiv today, where the minister also met her Ukrainian counterpart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 13, 2022. Anand says the federal government will provide 200 armoured vehicles to the Ukrainian military. Anand announced the contribution during a visit to Kyiv today, where the minister also met her Ukrainian counterpart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa commits 200 more armoured vehicles to Ukraine as allies debate sending tanks

Announcement overshadowed somewhat by question of whether Canada will also send tanks

Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, holds a media availability on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on December 13, 2022. Anand says the federal government will provide 200 armoured vehicles to the Ukrainian military. Anand announced the contribution during a visit to Kyiv today, where the minister also met her Ukrainian counterpart. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Global Affairs Canada says it's aware of the death of a Canadian citizen, in response to a question about reports a young medical student fighting with Ukrainian forces was killed in battle Sunday, near the city of Bakhmut. Damaged buildings and houses are seen in Bakhmut, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LIBKOS

Canadian fighting with Ukrainian forces dies in battle: reports

Grygorii Tsekhmistrenko died on Sunday near the city of Bakhmut

Global Affairs Canada says it's aware of the death of a Canadian citizen, in response to a question about reports a young medical student fighting with Ukrainian forces was killed in battle Sunday, near the city of Bakhmut. Damaged buildings and houses are seen in Bakhmut, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-LIBKOS
A NATO AWACS aircraft is directed to a parking position at the Baza 90 Romanian air force base in Otopeni, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Two of three NATO surveillance planes arrived at an air base near Romania’s capital Tuesday where they are set to undertake regional reconnaissance missions to “monitor Russian military activity” within the 30-nation military alliance’s territory. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

NATO surveillance planes temporarily deployed to Romania

Deployment meant to monitor Russian military activity on the alliance’s eastern flank

A NATO AWACS aircraft is directed to a parking position at the Baza 90 Romanian air force base in Otopeni, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Two of three NATO surveillance planes arrived at an air base near Romania’s capital Tuesday where they are set to undertake regional reconnaissance missions to “monitor Russian military activity” within the 30-nation military alliance’s territory. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
In this photo released by State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Monday, Jan. 16, 2022, Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighters carry a wounded woman out of the rubble from a building after a Russian rocket attack on Saturday in Dnipro, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. (Pavel Petrov, SESU via AP)

Ukraine strike deaths hit 40; Russia seen preparing long war

Reported death toll made it deadliest single attack on Ukrainian civilians since before the summer

In this photo released by State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Monday, Jan. 16, 2022, Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighters carry a wounded woman out of the rubble from a building after a Russian rocket attack on Saturday in Dnipro, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. (Pavel Petrov, SESU via AP)
Emergency workers clear the rubble after a Russian rocket hit a multistory building leaving many people under debris in the southeastern city of Dnipro, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Emergency workers clear the rubble after a Russian rocket hit a multistory building leaving many people under debris in the southeastern city of Dnipro, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
People walk past a damaged part of an house after what Russian officials in Donetsk said it was a shelling by Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, in Russian-controlled Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo)

Ukraine says mining town holding out against Russian assault

Soledar under heavy shelling by Russian forces using jets, mortars and rockets

People walk past a damaged part of an house after what Russian officials in Donetsk said it was a shelling by Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, in Russian-controlled Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo)
Nina Gonchar, 93, and her son Mykola Gonchar, 58, sit inside their house which was mostly destroyed by Russian forces in the recently retaken village of Bogorodychne, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2022. Gonchar’s son Vasyliy and his wife Liubov were killed by Russian shelling on July 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Russia claims deadly attack, but Kyiv denies anyone killed

Russia says its strikes killed at least 600 Ukrainian soldiers

Nina Gonchar, 93, and her son Mykola Gonchar, 58, sit inside their house which was mostly destroyed by Russian forces in the recently retaken village of Bogorodychne, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2022. Gonchar’s son Vasyliy and his wife Liubov were killed by Russian shelling on July 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Two-and-half-year-old Taisiia Zhulin and her mom Zhulina posed with Santa at a special Ukrainian Christmas event at Newlands Golf and Country Club in Langley City on Saturday, Jan. 7. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Refugees from Ukraine celebrate a traditional Christmas in Langley City

People who sought refuge in Canada from war-torn country brought together

Two-and-half-year-old Taisiia Zhulin and her mom Zhulina posed with Santa at a special Ukrainian Christmas event at Newlands Golf and Country Club in Langley City on Saturday, Jan. 7. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ukrainian priests holding a service before the start of the Orthodox Chrismas in the St. Michael’s Monastery of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered Moscow’s armed forces to observe a 36-hour cease-fire in Ukraine this weekend for the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday, but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy questioned the Kremlin’s intentions, accusing the Kremlin of planning the fighting pause “to continue the war with renewed vigor”. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

Kremlin-ordered truce is uncertain amid mutual mistrust

Kyiv ventured out in a light dusting of snow to buy gifts and groceries for their Christmas Eve

Ukrainian priests holding a service before the start of the Orthodox Chrismas in the St. Michael’s Monastery of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered Moscow’s armed forces to observe a 36-hour cease-fire in Ukraine this weekend for the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday, but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy questioned the Kremlin’s intentions, accusing the Kremlin of planning the fighting pause “to continue the war with renewed vigor”. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
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Workers clear the snow next to a billboard with a portrait of a Russian soldier awarded for action in Ukraine and the words “Glory to the heroes of Russia” in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Putin orders 36-hour weekend cease-fire in Ukraine

Head of the Russian Orthodox Church suggested a truce from noon Friday through midnight Saturday

Workers clear the snow next to a billboard with a portrait of a Russian soldier awarded for action in Ukraine and the words “Glory to the heroes of Russia” in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
FILE - Firefighters work after a drone attack on buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna, File)

Drone advances in Ukraine could bring dawn of killer robots

Ukraine already has semi-autonomous attack drones and counter-drone weapons endowed with AI

FILE - Firefighters work after a drone attack on buildings in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna, File)