Ukraine

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

 

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

 

Vasyl Davydenko and Dmytro Borovyk were able to come to Canada as immigrants under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. (Barb Brouwer photo)

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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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)
Iranian protest organizer and UBCO teacher Ray Taheri and Kelowna Stands with Ukraine president Denys Storozhuk stand together ahead of the ‘Human Rights Drive’ on Saturday, Nov. 12 (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Iranians and Ukrainians come together for ‘Human Rights Drive’ in Kelowna

The group of residents drove from UBCO to Westbank and back

Iranian protest organizer and UBCO teacher Ray Taheri and Kelowna Stands with Ukraine president Denys Storozhuk stand together ahead of the ‘Human Rights Drive’ on Saturday, Nov. 12 (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
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)
Judy Waller and Jean-Luc Desgroseiliers, founder of Shuswap Support to Ukrainians, have been raising funds to support families moving to the Shuswap from war-ravaged Ukraine. (Barb Brouwer photo)

‘They’ve broken the boundaries’: Shuswap residents, groups rally in support of Ukraine refugees

Shuswap Support to Ukrainians organizers astounded by community response

Judy Waller and Jean-Luc Desgroseiliers, founder of Shuswap Support to Ukrainians, have been raising funds to support families moving to the Shuswap from war-ravaged Ukraine. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Master Cpl. Justin George, a member of the Penticton Indian Band has been deployed to Poland for up to nine months to help train Ukraine soldiers. (Submitted)

Penticton Indian Band Master Cpl. deployed to train Ukraine soldiers

Justin George deployed for 9 months to train engineer reconnaissance, explosives and de-mining

Master Cpl. Justin George, a member of the Penticton Indian Band has been deployed to Poland for up to nine months to help train Ukraine soldiers. (Submitted)
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)
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is apologizing for what she calls “ill-informed comments on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith apologizes for past comments about invasion of Ukraine

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is apologizing for what she calls…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is apologizing for what she calls “ill-informed comments on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson