Ukraine

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)
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)
Ukrainian children, who fled from war in Ukraine, draw in a reception center, where they are staying with their mothers in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Ukraine’s child refugees a huge challenge for host countries

Children account for about half of the more than 3 million Ukrainians who have fled their country

Ukrainian children, who fled from war in Ukraine, draw in a reception center, where they are staying with their mothers in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Firefighters extinguish an apartment house after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Ukraine, Monday, March 14, 2022. A new poll suggests nearly three quarters of Canadians believe NATO allies should prepare for military intervention as Russian aggression escalates in Ukraine, even as half hold out hope for a diplomatic resolution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Pavel Dorogoy

Canadians believe NATO should prepare to fight Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: survey

About half of the Canadians surveyed still believe a diplomatic end to the war is possible

Firefighters extinguish an apartment house after a Russian rocket attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Ukraine, Monday, March 14, 2022. A new poll suggests nearly three quarters of Canadians believe NATO allies should prepare for military intervention as Russian aggression escalates in Ukraine, even as half hold out hope for a diplomatic resolution. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Pavel Dorogoy
In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office and posted on Facebook early Saturday, March 12, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv, Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP

Imagine the war in your cities, Zelenskyy says as he pleads for more help from Canada

President appeared by video link from Ukraine where the Russian invasion is now in its 20th day

In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office and posted on Facebook early Saturday, March 12, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks in Kyiv, Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

Cranbrook man heading to Ukraine to support defence against Russian military invasion

Curtis Bond has been in contact with Ukrainian authorities and will be heading to Europe in the coming days

Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
George Vnoucek fled then-Czechoslovakia in 1968 shortly after the Soviet Union’s invasion. Now in Nelson, Vnoucek says he’s disturbed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the memories it has brought back. Photo: Tyler Harper

A B.C. man fled Soviet oppression. Over 50 years later, he finds he hasn’t truly escaped it

George Vnoucek left Czechoslovakia shortly after it was invaded in 1968

George Vnoucek fled then-Czechoslovakia in 1968 shortly after the Soviet Union’s invasion. Now in Nelson, Vnoucek says he’s disturbed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the memories it has brought back. Photo: Tyler Harper
Firefighters work in an apartment building damaged by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Russia-Ukraine war: Key things to know about the conflict

Russian forces are pounding Ukrainian cities and edging closer to the capital,…

Firefighters work in an apartment building damaged by shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A Ukrainian firefighter drags a hose inside a large food products storage facility which was destroyed by an airstrike in the early morning hours in Brovary, north of Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Waves of Russian missiles pounded a military training base close to Ukraine’s western border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people, following Russian threats to target foreign weapon shipments that are helping Ukrainian fighters defend their country against Russia’s grinding invasion.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Russia keeps up attacks in Ukraine as two sides hold talks

Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak said Russia was listening carefully to proposals

A Ukrainian firefighter drags a hose inside a large food products storage facility which was destroyed by an airstrike in the early morning hours in Brovary, north of Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. Waves of Russian missiles pounded a military training base close to Ukraine’s western border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people, following Russian threats to target foreign weapon shipments that are helping Ukrainian fighters defend their country against Russia’s grinding invasion.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Members of Greater Victoria’s Ukrainian community gathered outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 24 to stand against Russia’s invasion. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

B.C. experts offer tips on talking with kids about Russia’s war on Ukraine

Open conversations, screentime limits, taking action locally among suggestions

Members of Greater Victoria’s Ukrainian community gathered outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 24 to stand against Russia’s invasion. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Firefighters help a woman to evacuate from a damaged by shelling apartment building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Russian strikes hit western Ukraine as offensive widens

Putin said there have been “certain positive developments” in Russia-Ukraine talks but gave no details

Firefighters help a woman to evacuate from a damaged by shelling apartment building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Smoke rises from Kharkiv apartment buildings following a Russian missile bombardment. The image is of an area near the family's apartment building, taken by a friend of Straner's father. Submitted photo.

B.C. woman’s childhood home becomes deathtrap for family stuck in besieged Kharkiv

Olena Straner’s family cannot leave 15th floor of exposed Soviet style apartment building

Smoke rises from Kharkiv apartment buildings following a Russian missile bombardment. The image is of an area near the family's apartment building, taken by a friend of Straner's father. Submitted photo.
Screenshot from a video posted by Chad Martz in his home in western Ukraine on March 8, 2022. In the background people staying in his home sing a song as a send off to a gropu of refugees who are leaving. (Chad Martz Facebook)

B.C. family in Ukraine helping thousands of refugees with food, shelter

‘This is still just a drop in the bucket to what we need to be able to do’ - Chad Martz

Screenshot from a video posted by Chad Martz in his home in western Ukraine on March 8, 2022. In the background people staying in his home sing a song as a send off to a gropu of refugees who are leaving. (Chad Martz Facebook)
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