Ukraine

Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen, left, and Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins. (Black Press file photo)

Alberta MPs react to Russian-Ukraine war, sanctions

All but five Alberta MPs on Russia’s blacklist

Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen, left, and Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins. (Black Press file photo)
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)
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)
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 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
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)
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)
FILE - A worker collects Egyptian traditional ‘baladi’ flatbread, at a bakery, in el-Sharabia, Shubra district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Ukraine’s government banned the export of wheat, oats and other food staples on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 as authorities try to make sure they can feed people while Russia’s invasion intensifies.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Canada urged to help as millions may starve due to Russian invasion of Ukraine

UN urging major wheat exporters to open up their silos to urgently fill the shortage of wheat

FILE - A worker collects Egyptian traditional ‘baladi’ flatbread, at a bakery, in el-Sharabia, Shubra district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Ukraine’s government banned the export of wheat, oats and other food staples on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 as authorities try to make sure they can feed people while Russia’s invasion intensifies.(AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
Canadian Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks on the phone at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ukraine can’t negotiate with ‘gun to head,’ says Joly as Trudeau presses allies

Canada’s foreign affairs minister calls for humanitarian ceasefire as talks set to resume

Canadian Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly speaks on the phone at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vera Lytochenko holds her violin as she poses for a photo in a basement of an apartment building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday March 6, 2022. Lytochenko is Ukraine’s cellar violinist, who has become an internet icon of resilience as images of her playing in the basement bomb shelter have inspired an international audience via social media. (Vera Lytochenko via AP)

Sheltering from bombs, Ukraine’s ‘cellar violinist’ plays on

Vera Lytovchenko has become an internet icon of resilience

Vera Lytochenko holds her violin as she poses for a photo in a basement of an apartment building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday March 6, 2022. Lytochenko is Ukraine’s cellar violinist, who has become an internet icon of resilience as images of her playing in the basement bomb shelter have inspired an international audience via social media. (Vera Lytochenko via AP)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

‘Sunflowers of Support’: West Coast Seeds raises funds for Ukraine with national flower sale

Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine

Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Sunflowers have become a symbol of peace, unity and support for Ukraine, which is under the invasion of Russia. West Coast Seeds is donating 100 per cent of proceeds from online sunflower seed sales to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for the month of March. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
A woman walks past an apartment building hit by shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)

Ukrainians evacuate Kyiv suburbs amid deepening crisis

Civilians trying to escape Russian shelling on the outskirts of Kyiv streamed…

A woman walks past an apartment building hit by shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Marienko)
New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian immigration program for Ukraine too limited: Singh

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Canada should not limit its new immigration program

New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, talks with a Canadian soldier during his visit to Adazi Military base in Kadaga, Latvia, Tuesday, March. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Trudeau meets NATO partners in Latvia, pledges support to Baltic leaders

PM says Russia has “weaponized” misinformation against democracies around the West

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, talks with a Canadian soldier during his visit to Adazi Military base in Kadaga, Latvia, Tuesday, March. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)
A train with refugees fleeing Ukraine crosses the border in Medyka, Poland, Monday, March 7, 2022. Russia announced yet another limited cease-fire and the establishment of safe corridors to allow civilians to flee some besieged Ukrainian cities Monday. But the evacuation routes led mostly to Russia and its ally Belarus, drawing withering criticism from Ukraine and others. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

‘Some kind of terrible dream’ for Ukrainian women refugees

Women and children make up the bulk, as the number of Ukrainian refugees reached 2 million

A train with refugees fleeing Ukraine crosses the border in Medyka, Poland, Monday, March 7, 2022. Russia announced yet another limited cease-fire and the establishment of safe corridors to allow civilians to flee some besieged Ukrainian cities Monday. But the evacuation routes led mostly to Russia and its ally Belarus, drawing withering criticism from Ukraine and others. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
A Ukrainian woman dressed in military attire prays inside the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Lviv, western Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Russia sets limited cease-fire for evacuations but battles continue

Evacuation routes led mostly to Russia and its ally Belarus

A Ukrainian woman dressed in military attire prays inside the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Lviv, western Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)