Ukraine

Russians lineup after crossing the border at Verkhny Lars between Georgia and Russia in Georgia, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Long lines of vehicles have formed at a border crossing between Russia’s North Ossetia region and Georgia after Moscow announced a partial military mobilization. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)

Vote in Ukraine’s Russia-held areas stokes tension with West

Counting of ballots underway for votes to join Russia in Russian-held parts of Ukraine

 

Viacheslav, 33, and his wife, Oleksandra, 32, arrived in the South Cariboo with their two young daughters earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Melissa Hermiston)

Family flees Ukraine to start new life in South Cariboo

Kozakov family are settling into life in 100 Mile House

  • Sep 23, 2022

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as he sits with Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations Bob Rae at the United Nations during a meeting of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group and Caribbean partners on the situation in Haiti at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Escalation of war, nuclear threats show Putin ‘failing and flailing,’ says Trudeau

PM: Canada to strengthen sanctions related to the Russian invasion, send military aid to Ukraine

 

Passengers from the Moscow-Belgrade flight, operated by Air Serbia, pass through the airport building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Large numbers of Russians rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country while they still could Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Russians rush for flights out amid partial reservist call-up

Flights filled up quickly and the prices of tickets for remaining connections sky-rocketed

Passengers from the Moscow-Belgrade flight, operated by Air Serbia, pass through the airport building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Large numbers of Russians rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country while they still could Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows the Pivdennoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant, also known as the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant, in the southern Mykolaiv region of Ukraine, May 31, 2022. A Russian missile strike hit a facility close to the nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, causing no damage to its reactors but damaging other industrial equipment in what the country’s atomic energy operator denounced as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

Ukraine warns of ‘nuclear terrorism’ after strike near plant

Strike followed warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin of possible stepped-up attacks

This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows the Pivdennoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant, also known as the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant, in the southern Mykolaiv region of Ukraine, May 31, 2022. A Russian missile strike hit a facility close to the nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, causing no damage to its reactors but damaging other industrial equipment in what the country’s atomic energy operator denounced as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” (Planet Labs PBC via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to the media after the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Sergei Bobylev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

For Russia’s Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount

Leader vowed to press his attack on Ukraine despite military setbacks, China, India concerns

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to the media after the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (Sergei Bobylev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy takes part in a national flag-raising ceremony in Izium, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Zelenskyy visited the recently liberated city on Wednesday, greeting soldiers and thanking them for their efforts in retaking the area, as the Ukrainian flag was raised in front of the burned-out city hall building. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

VIDEO: Russian pullback reveals devastation in Ukraine villages

Ukrainian authorities say they have reclaimed a number of areas from Russian forces

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy takes part in a national flag-raising ceremony in Izium, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Zelenskyy visited the recently liberated city on Wednesday, greeting soldiers and thanking them for their efforts in retaking the area, as the Ukrainian flag was raised in front of the burned-out city hall building. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Fireworks explode over the Ivan the Great Bell Tower inside the Moscow Kremlin during the celebration of Moscow City Day in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, for the 875th anniversary of the city’s founding. (AP Photo/Maxim Marmur)

Putin’s Russia struggles for response to Ukrainian blitz

Weapons and ammunition were left behind during withdrawal, in a huge blow to Russian prestige

Fireworks explode over the Ivan the Great Bell Tower inside the Moscow Kremlin during the celebration of Moscow City Day in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, for the 875th anniversary of the city’s founding. (AP Photo/Maxim Marmur)
A Ukrainian soldier takes a selfie as an artillery system fires in the front line in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)

UN agency calls for safety zone around Ukraine nuclear plant

‘We are playing with fire, and something very, very catastrophic could take place’

A Ukrainian soldier takes a selfie as an artillery system fires in the front line in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)
Grain is lifted out of the Brave Commander bulk carrier ship as it sits docked in the port of Djibouti city, Djibouti Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict. (Claire Nevill/WFP via AP)

1st Ukraine grain ship for Horn of Africa reaches Djibouti

The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest…

Grain is lifted out of the Brave Commander bulk carrier ship as it sits docked in the port of Djibouti city, Djibouti Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in the hungriest parts of the world has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti as areas of East Africa are badly affected by deadly drought and conflict. (Claire Nevill/WFP via AP)
Two Ukrainian students who spent the summer interning at Thompson Rivers University have created a map and resource guide for Ukrainian newcomers to Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kiyoteru Awaji, via Wikimedia Commons)

Ukrainian students in B.C. create a resource kit for other newcomers

The kit includes English lessons and a network of support systems for Ukrainians in Canada

Two Ukrainian students who spent the summer interning at Thompson Rivers University have created a map and resource guide for Ukrainian newcomers to Canada. (Photo courtesy of Kiyoteru Awaji, via Wikimedia Commons)
A vendor sells blue and yellow balloons in honor of the country’s National Flag Day, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at Maidan Square in Kyiv, Ukraine. Kyiv authorities have banned mass gatherings in the capital through Thursday for fear of Russian missile attacks. Independence Day, like the six-month mark in the war, falls on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Ukraine girds for heavy attacks as it marks Independence Day

Independence Day commemorates Ukraine’s 1991 declaration of independence from the Soviet Union

A vendor sells blue and yellow balloons in honor of the country’s National Flag Day, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at Maidan Square in Kyiv, Ukraine. Kyiv authorities have banned mass gatherings in the capital through Thursday for fear of Russian missile attacks. Independence Day, like the six-month mark in the war, falls on Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Marina Galla, a refugee from Ukraine, holds a piece of paper with the contact details of her relatives during an interview with the Associated Press in Schwerin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

‘Time stopped’: Ukrainians long to go home as war drags on

As war reaches 6th-month mark, many facing sad realization they will not be going home soon

Marina Galla, a refugee from Ukraine, holds a piece of paper with the contact details of her relatives during an interview with the Associated Press in Schwerin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Ukrainian families fleeing to Canada from their home country can be open to being preyed upon if they aren’t working through known, legitimate agencies. (Photo by Angelique Houlihan)

Ukrainians coming to B.C. face rising human trafficking risks

Connecting with Canadian hosts online can leave refugee families open to exploitation

  • Aug 22, 2022
Ukrainian families fleeing to Canada from their home country can be open to being preyed upon if they aren’t working through known, legitimate agencies. (Photo by Angelique Houlihan)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, right, give a statement during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kerstin Joensson/Pool Photo via AP

Ukraine calls on Canada to shelve turbine exemption as German chancellor to visit

Permit would allow turbines repaired in Montreal to be returned to Russian pipeline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, right, give a statement during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kerstin Joensson/Pool Photo via AP
FILE Morning light lights the landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link, in Lubmin, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2022. Germans are facing a new tax on natural gas use that could cost the average household several hundred euros a year and is aimed at rescuing importers slammed by Russian cutbacks tied to the war in Ukraine. An association of gas pipeline operators set the level at 2.4 euro cents per kilowatt hour under legislation passed by the German parliament. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Russia’s Gazprom to shut gas pipeline to Europe for 3 days

Russia has blamed the reductions through the pipeline on technical problems

FILE Morning light lights the landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link, in Lubmin, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2022. Germans are facing a new tax on natural gas use that could cost the average household several hundred euros a year and is aimed at rescuing importers slammed by Russian cutbacks tied to the war in Ukraine. An association of gas pipeline operators set the level at 2.4 euro cents per kilowatt hour under legislation passed by the German parliament. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
Robert Falconer, author of a report on Canadian immigration policy and Ukrainian refugees, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Calgary **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Report says Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees

As of June 22, there were approximately 190,000 Ukrainians with pending applications to come to Canada

Robert Falconer, author of a report on Canadian immigration policy and Ukrainian refugees, is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-University of Calgary **MANDATORY CREDIT**
The cargo ship Polarnet arrives to Derince port in the Gulf of Izmit, Turkey, Monday Aug. 8, 2022. The first of the ships to leave Ukraine under a deal to unblock grain supplies amid the threat of a global food crisis arrived at its destination in Turkey on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Nuclear plant in Ukraine is shelled, ‘catastrophic’ consequences feared

Both sides point fingers as dangers rise tied to plant Russia seized in the spring

The cargo ship Polarnet arrives to Derince port in the Gulf of Izmit, Turkey, Monday Aug. 8, 2022. The first of the ships to leave Ukraine under a deal to unblock grain supplies amid the threat of a global food crisis arrived at its destination in Turkey on Monday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Valerii Didenko is seen with Paul Fussell and Cathy Jansen’s dog, named Lucy. (Black Press Media)

Ukrainian couple, daughter land in B.C. with hopes of building a ‘big, happy family’

The Didenkos hope to rent a unit nearby as their 5-year-old daughter enters kindergarten

Valerii Didenko is seen with Paul Fussell and Cathy Jansen’s dog, named Lucy. (Black Press Media)
A woman stands in the aftermath of the Russian shelling in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, shelling it twice over the past 24 hours, Mykolaiv regional governor Vitaliy Kim reported. The shelling damaged a pier, an industrial enterprise, residential buildings, a garage cooperative, a supermarket and a pharmacy, Kim said. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)

Ukrainian cities shelled, including 1 near nuclear plant

At least 4 civilians were killed and 10 others wounded

A woman stands in the aftermath of the Russian shelling in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv, shelling it twice over the past 24 hours, Mykolaiv regional governor Vitaliy Kim reported. The shelling damaged a pier, an industrial enterprise, residential buildings, a garage cooperative, a supermarket and a pharmacy, Kim said. (AP Photo/Kostiantyn Liberov)