Ukraine

(L-R): Ainsley Tymchyna (United Way), Cheryl Broder (Ukrainian Free Store), Bonnie Penner (Bravery Foundation), Iryna Storozhuk (Kelowna Stands With Ukraine), Kathleen Fieseler (Ukrainian Free Store), Jacqueline Burgess (United Way). (Gary Barnes/Capital News)

Donated hygiene kits to help displaced Ukrainians in Central Okanagan

The kits were donated through the United Way with help from TD Bank

 

Ukrainian soldiers fire at the Russian air target on the frontline near Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Monday, June 5, 2023. (Iryna Rybakova via AP)

Collapse of major dam in southern Ukraine triggers emergency as Moscow and Kyiv trade blame

The environmental and social consequences quickly became clear

 

Sean Penn walks on stage prior to introducing a live video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the opening ceremony at the International Film Festival Berlin ‘Berlinale’, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Markus Schreiber

Toronto screening of Sean Penn’s Ukraine film to help launch global non-profit

Organizers say the June 6 screening will be the first of several around the world

 

A police officer helps an injured man evacuate to an ambulance from a multi-story apartment building which was damaged in a relentless wave of bombardments targeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Babenko)

Latest Russian missile bombardment of Ukraine’s capital kills at least 3 people, including a child

Ukrainian air defences shot down all 10 cruise and ballistic missiles launched by the Kremlin’s forces

A police officer helps an injured man evacuate to an ambulance from a multi-story apartment building which was damaged in a relentless wave of bombardments targeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Babenko)
Canada Cup representatives are hoping the public will help them bring Team Ukraine to Softball City in Surrey this July. (Contributed photo)

Fundraising drive launched to bring Team Ukraine to Canada Cup

‘We are going to make it happen’: event chair Greg Timm

Canada Cup representatives are hoping the public will help them bring Team Ukraine to Softball City in Surrey this July. (Contributed photo)
Emergency workers extinguish a fire in a parked car, caused by falling debris from the latest aerial Russian attack in the Pecherskyi district of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)
Emergency workers extinguish a fire in a parked car, caused by falling debris from the latest aerial Russian attack in the Pecherskyi district of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the G7 Summit Sunday, May 21, 2023 in Hiroshima, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

VIDEO: Trudeau says ceasefire won’t bring peace to Ukraine, blasts Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asserts continued support as G7 summit featuring President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ends

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the G7 Summit Sunday, May 21, 2023 in Hiroshima, Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
From left to right, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak participate in a family photo with G7 leaders before their working lunch meeting on economic security during the G7 summit, at the Grand Prince Hotel in Hiroshima, western Japan Saturday, May 20, 2023. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy arrives in Hiroshima for G7 summit as world leaders sanction Russia

Ukraine preparing for what’s seen as a major push to take back territory seized by Russia

From left to right, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak participate in a family photo with G7 leaders before their working lunch meeting on economic security during the G7 summit, at the Grand Prince Hotel in Hiroshima, western Japan Saturday, May 20, 2023. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
Alumni from the Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble will be among the performers as the ensemble celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Okanagan Ukrainian Festival, Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon dance group celebrates milestone

Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble will mark 20 years of the Okanagan Ukrainian Festival with special show

Alumni from the Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble will be among the performers as the ensemble celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Okanagan Ukrainian Festival, Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. (Morning Star - file photo)
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seen in a car during a visit at a military air base in Soesterberg, Netherlands, Thursday, May 4, 2023. (Yves Herman/Pool via AP)

Zelenskyy meets Pope Francis at Vatican and seeks backing for Ukraine’s peace plan

Zelenskyy also said that he asked the pope to condemn Russian ‘crimes in Ukraine’

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seen in a car during a visit at a military air base in Soesterberg, Netherlands, Thursday, May 4, 2023. (Yves Herman/Pool via AP)
Germany’s Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, right, and her counterpart, Qin Gang, Foreign Minister of China, attend a press conference after bilateral talks at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Tuesday, May 9, 2023. (Michael Kappeler/Pool photo via AP)

EU takes aim at countries helping Russia to avoid sanctions

China warns it will retalate if it is targeted with trade measures

Germany’s Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, right, and her counterpart, Qin Gang, Foreign Minister of China, attend a press conference after bilateral talks at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Tuesday, May 9, 2023. (Michael Kappeler/Pool photo via AP)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacts during a press conference of the Nordic-Ukrainian Summit at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday May 3, 2023. Zelenskyy is in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, for a one-day Nordic summit. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)

Ukraine’s leader takes plea for justice to war crimes court

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took his campaign against Russia to the international…

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacts during a press conference of the Nordic-Ukrainian Summit at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday May 3, 2023. Zelenskyy is in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, for a one-day Nordic summit. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
An aerial view of Bakhmut, the site of the heaviest battles with the Russian troops in the Donetsk region, Ukraine on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Global Affairs says two Canadians have been killed in Bakhmut, as tributes pour in for the men who were from Ontario and Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Libkos

Two Canadians killed during battle in Ukraine, Global Affairs says

‘These two men are heroes and are heroes in this country’

An aerial view of Bakhmut, the site of the heaviest battles with the Russian troops in the Donetsk region, Ukraine on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Global Affairs says two Canadians have been killed in Bakhmut, as tributes pour in for the men who were from Ontario and Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Libkos
FILE - In this file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, left, hold hands with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, right, and Chineses counterpart Qin Gang in Beijing Thursday, April 6, 2023. In March, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced the end of a 7-year diplomatic split following Chinese-organized talks. (Ding Lin/Xinhua via AP, File)

Analysis: China’s Ukraine plan mixes peace, self-interest

Biggest hurdle is neither Ukraine nor Russia seems ready to stop fighting

FILE - In this file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, left, hold hands with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, right, and Chineses counterpart Qin Gang in Beijing Thursday, April 6, 2023. In March, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced the end of a 7-year diplomatic split following Chinese-organized talks. (Ding Lin/Xinhua via AP, File)
FILE - China’s President Xi Jinping arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. Chinese leader Xi talked Wednesday, April 26, 2023, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by phone and appealed for negotiations in Russia’s war against his country, warning “there is no winner in a nuclear war,” state media said, in a long-anticipated conversation after Beijing said it wanted to act as peace mediator. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP, File)

China tries to act as mediator in Russia’s war with Ukraine

China showing new interest in becoming a global diplomatic force, Ukraine welcomes presence

FILE - China’s President Xi Jinping arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. Chinese leader Xi talked Wednesday, April 26, 2023, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by phone and appealed for negotiations in Russia’s war against his country, warning “there is no winner in a nuclear war,” state media said, in a long-anticipated conversation after Beijing said it wanted to act as peace mediator. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP, File)
(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Ukrainian newcomers at risk of human trafficking in the Okanagan, warns RCMP

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is warning displaced people about human trafficking

(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A general view of Bakhmut, the site of heavy battles with Russian troops in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, April 21, 2023. (Iryna Rybakova via AP)

Ukrainian troop positions spark counteroffensive speculation

Analysts believe Ukraine will try to claim land corridor between Russia and the Crimean Peninsula

A general view of Bakhmut, the site of heavy battles with Russian troops in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, April 21, 2023. (Iryna Rybakova via AP)
South Africa’s envoy to Ottawa, Rieaz Shaik, is urging Canada to help end the war in Ukraine. (The Canadian Press)

South Africa envoy urges Ukraine peace talks, says Canada stance on war ‘shocking’

Envoy says Canada’s choice to help arm Ukraine only perpetuating conflict

South Africa’s envoy to Ottawa, Rieaz Shaik, is urging Canada to help end the war in Ukraine. (The Canadian Press)
Canada is co-operating with partners abroad, including the International Criminal Court, to ensure perpetrators of heinous acts are held accountable. The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP sifting ‘fairly large volume’ of information in Ukraine war crimes probe

Canada working to collect and preserve evidence in case future prosecutions take place

Canada is co-operating with partners abroad, including the International Criminal Court, to ensure perpetrators of heinous acts are held accountable. The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This handout photo released by Telegram Channel of Belgorod Region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov shows the site of the crater after an explosion in Belgorod, Russia, Friday, April 21, 2023. A large explosion hit Belgorod late Thursday, and the Defense Ministry said one of its Su-34 warplanes accidentally discharged ammunition over the city about 25 km (15 miles) from the Ukrainian border. Belgorod Regional Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov said the blast injured at least two people, damaged homes and left a crater about 20 meters (65 feet) across. (Telegram Channel of Belgorod Region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov via AP)

After Russia bombs own city, explosive found at same site

17 apartment buildings evacuated in a Russian city near the Ukrainian border

This handout photo released by Telegram Channel of Belgorod Region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov shows the site of the crater after an explosion in Belgorod, Russia, Friday, April 21, 2023. A large explosion hit Belgorod late Thursday, and the Defense Ministry said one of its Su-34 warplanes accidentally discharged ammunition over the city about 25 km (15 miles) from the Ukrainian border. Belgorod Regional Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov said the blast injured at least two people, damaged homes and left a crater about 20 meters (65 feet) across. (Telegram Channel of Belgorod Region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov via AP)