Ukraine

Emergency services are working in the area following an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Russia struck the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv shortly after a meeting between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

UN works to broker civilian evacuation from Mariupol

Ukraine accuses Russia of contempt for the UN by bombing Kyiv while its leader was visiting

Emergency services are working in the area following an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Russia struck the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv shortly after a meeting between President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday evening. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
A priest blesses the remains of three people who died during the Russian occupation and were disinterred from temporary burial sites in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Explosions rock Kyiv again as Russians rain fire on Ukraine

Kyiv bombarding while the head of the United Nations was visiting

A priest blesses the remains of three people who died during the Russian occupation and were disinterred from temporary burial sites in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
FILE - Construction work on a 200 meter long pier being built where the gas pipeline is due to come ashore at Houstrup Strand, in West Jutland, Denmark, Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021. Russia has opened a new front in its war over Ukraine, cutting two European Union nations that staunchly back Kyiv off from its gas. That represents a dramatic escalation in a conflict that is increasingly becoming a wider battle with the West. (John Randeris /Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)

European nations accuse Russia of natural gas ‘blackmail’

Gas cut off to Poland and Bulgaria after each refused to start paying for gas in rubles

FILE - Construction work on a 200 meter long pier being built where the gas pipeline is due to come ashore at Houstrup Strand, in West Jutland, Denmark, Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021. Russia has opened a new front in its war over Ukraine, cutting two European Union nations that staunchly back Kyiv off from its gas. That represents a dramatic escalation in a conflict that is increasingly becoming a wider battle with the West. (John Randeris /Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)
Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Udobne, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 120,000 people have so far fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries in the wake of the Russian invasion. The number was going up fast as Ukrainians grabbed their belongings and rushed to escape from a deadly Russian onslaught. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

‘This is what B.C. does’: Minister Cullen commends community response to Ukrainian refugees

Donations, accommodations, and work opportunities flow freely for refugees in B.C.

Ukrainian refugees walk along vehicles lining up to cross the border from Ukraine into Moldova, at Mayaky-Udobne crossing border point near Udobne, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 120,000 people have so far fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries in the wake of the Russian invasion. The number was going up fast as Ukrainians grabbed their belongings and rushed to escape from a deadly Russian onslaught. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Kathy Zozula, Sandra Volpatti and Faith Hudson offer a traditional Ukrainian greeting with the round bread known as Kolach and salt at the Enderby & District Museum & Archives, which currently has a Ukrainian display. (Jackie Pearase photo)

Enderby museum highlights past and present Ukraine

The dark shadow of today’s war in Ukraine is cast upon the…

Kathy Zozula, Sandra Volpatti and Faith Hudson offer a traditional Ukrainian greeting with the round bread known as Kolach and salt at the Enderby & District Museum & Archives, which currently has a Ukrainian display. (Jackie Pearase photo)
Hundreds of people gathered in solidarity for the people of Ukraine during a rally in Victoria, Feb. 27, 2022. The province announced April 25, Ukrainians fleeing to B.C. will receive health coverage immediately upon arrival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Ukrainians fleeing to B.C. will receive immediate health coverage

Community support groups say prescription drugs, mental health counselling needed

Hundreds of people gathered in solidarity for the people of Ukraine during a rally in Victoria, Feb. 27, 2022. The province announced April 25, Ukrainians fleeing to B.C. will receive health coverage immediately upon arrival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks to military personnel after getting a tour of the CC 177 Globemaster aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Russian sanctions prove Canadian military mission in Ukraine had impact: Commander

Sanctioned Canadian military commanders helped train 30,000 Ukrainians since 2015

Defence Minister Anita Anand speaks to military personnel after getting a tour of the CC 177 Globemaster aircraft at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, in Trenton, Ont., Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
A Ukrainian soldier sits on tyres next to a building destroyed by Russian bombing in Chernihiv on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Ukraine leader pushes for more arms; US officials to visit

Zelenskyy has stressed repeatedly Ukraine needs more heavy weapons, as well as warplanes

A Ukrainian soldier sits on tyres next to a building destroyed by Russian bombing in Chernihiv on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Nina Typusiak and her family with the displaced Ukrainian family  (Submitted)

Ukrainian family fleeing war now thriving in Kelowna

There is a fundraiser to cover the cost of urgent dental work the family requires

Nina Typusiak and her family with the displaced Ukrainian family  (Submitted)
Event organizer Jennifer Martison is hoping for at least 1,000 people to attend a music festival and silent auction at Heritage Hills Community Park on May 1 in support of Ukraine. (File Photo)

Okanagan residents aiming to raise $27k for Ukraine at upcoming music festival

The Sunflower Festival goes May 1 at Heritage Hills Community Park, 10 minutes south of Penticton

Event organizer Jennifer Martison is hoping for at least 1,000 people to attend a music festival and silent auction at Heritage Hills Community Park on May 1 in support of Ukraine. (File Photo)
Victoria Fire Department officials attend to a house damaged in an April 20 fire that is being investigated as a potential house fire. (Kiernan Green Victoria News)

B.C. police probe whether arson attack on home of Ukrainian pastor was a hate crime

Gasoline was poured through the mail slot of the family home of Father Yuriy Vyshnevskyy

Victoria Fire Department officials attend to a house damaged in an April 20 fire that is being investigated as a potential house fire. (Kiernan Green Victoria News)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks during a media availability on the situation in Ukraine, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Freeland says Russia should be booted from G20, but no movement yet

Canada’s finance minister says Canada won’t be a part of any meeting where Russia is taking part

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks during a media availability on the situation in Ukraine, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Fundraiser started for Ukrainian pastor’s family after house fire suspected of arson in Victoria

Members of Victoria-based family injured escaping from early morning fire

A house on Caledonia Avenue in Victoria was damaged by a fire on April 20. A GoFundMe has been started for the home’s impacted family. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Volodymyr Lukyanovych, 63, cooks his dinner outside his house since his building was destroyed by Russian shelling in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Citizens of Irpin are still without electricity, water and gas after since the Russian invasion began. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Putin claims Mariupol win but won’t storm Ukrainian holdout

Ukraine scoffed at the idea of a Russian victory as steel plant remains symbol of Ukrainian defiance

Volodymyr Lukyanovych, 63, cooks his dinner outside his house since his building was destroyed by Russian shelling in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Citizens of Irpin are still without electricity, water and gas after since the Russian invasion began. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Protesters gathered in front of the Vernon Ukrainian Orthodox Church Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, to show their support for Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Thursday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon preparing for arrival of Ukrainian families

Specific webpages have been established for those wanting to help

Protesters gathered in front of the Vernon Ukrainian Orthodox Church Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, to show their support for Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Thursday. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The historic Mariupol Theatre is in ruins following a Russian bombing on March 16. The theatre was reportedly being used as an air-raid shelter at the time and it was estimated 300 people were killed in the attack. (Contributed)

Feeling of helplessness: Salmon Arm resident trying to stay connected with family in war-torn Ukraine

Kateryna Sran hopeful her mother and sister will soon be in Canada

  • Apr 20, 2022
The historic Mariupol Theatre is in ruins following a Russian bombing on March 16. The theatre was reportedly being used as an air-raid shelter at the time and it was estimated 300 people were killed in the attack. (Contributed)
Valentyna Nechyporenko, 77, mourns at the grave of her 47-year-old son Ruslan, during his funeral at the cemetery in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Monday, April 18, 2022. Ruslan was killed by Russian army on March 17 while delivering humanitarian aid to his neighbours in the streets of Bucha. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Russia ratchets up battle for control of eastern Ukraine

The Kremlin declared its main goal as the capture of the mostly Russian-speaking Donbas region

Valentyna Nechyporenko, 77, mourns at the grave of her 47-year-old son Ruslan, during his funeral at the cemetery in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Monday, April 18, 2022. Ruslan was killed by Russian army on March 17 while delivering humanitarian aid to his neighbours in the streets of Bucha. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Zelesnkyy Ave showed up at OC college. (Penticton Western News)

Zelenskyy Avenue shows up at Okanagan College bus stop

The blue and yellow street sign showed up a couple weeks ago

Zelesnkyy Ave showed up at OC college. (Penticton Western News)
A woman makes the sign of cross as she participates in an Orthodox service celebrating Palm Sunday, in the Holy Trinity Cathedral, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Putin calls sanctions ‘blitz’ a failure as Russian strikes batter Lviv

Lviv is the biggest city and a major transportation hub in western Ukraine

A woman makes the sign of cross as she participates in an Orthodox service celebrating Palm Sunday, in the Holy Trinity Cathedral, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, Sunday, April 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Salmon Arm’s Armaan Dhaliwal, aka the Samosa Kid, is donating 25 per cent of his samosa sales in support of Ukraine. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Salmon Arm’s ‘Samosa Kid’ fundraising for Ukraine

11-year-old entrepreneur inspired by grandparents

  • Apr 18, 2022
Salmon Arm’s Armaan Dhaliwal, aka the Samosa Kid, is donating 25 per cent of his samosa sales in support of Ukraine. (Barb Brouwer photo)