Ukraine

Farmer Oleksandr Zhuravsky checks the wheat in a field in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Efrem Lukatsky

Canada shares expertise on moving grain from Ukraine, but faith in Russia ‘nil’

Agreements clear the way for the export of millions of tons of desperately needed Ukrainian grain

Farmer Oleksandr Zhuravsky checks the wheat in a field in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Efrem Lukatsky
Ukrainian flag colours, hands entwined graphic (pixabay photo).

United Way calls on B.C. residents to open their homes to displaced Ukrainians

Applying to be a host home for Ukrainians can provide refuge in a time of need, UWBC said

Ukrainian flag colours, hands entwined graphic (pixabay photo).
Helen Van Alstine, Don Ross, Pat Montgomery and Angie Chan (not pictured) took three weeks to complete the quilt. (Courtesy of Kathryn Wu)

Sip and Stitch: Victoria seniors sew quilts to fundraise for Ukrainian arrivals

The group from the active aging community hopes to raise $10,000 by the end of August

Helen Van Alstine, Don Ross, Pat Montgomery and Angie Chan (not pictured) took three weeks to complete the quilt. (Courtesy of Kathryn Wu)
Oak Bay embarks on lease negotiations to house refugees from Ukraine in this municipally-owned home on Hampshire Avenue. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

3 groups build relationships to house Ukranian family in Oak Bay

Inter-Cultural Association leads official pitch to lease district-owned homes

Oak Bay embarks on lease negotiations to house refugees from Ukraine in this municipally-owned home on Hampshire Avenue. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Sahasi Erven is pictured having a laugh by his garden at 2201 Chambers St. on July 8, 2022. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Victoria carpenter counters war in Ukraine with love for flowers

Sahasi Erven to unveil record-size Ukraine flower flag at Beacon Hill Park

Sahasi Erven is pictured having a laugh by his garden at 2201 Chambers St. on July 8, 2022. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Peter and Christina with Larysa, Darina and Bohdan, taken at the airport when they arrived on June 29, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Ukraine to Terrace: A modern day wartime reunion

Ukrainian family finds refuge though century-old Canadian connection

Peter and Christina with Larysa, Darina and Bohdan, taken at the airport when they arrived on June 29, 2022. (Submitted photo)
A woman salvages what she can from her home, after a rocket hit an apartment residential block, in Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, July 10, 2022. At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 people may still be trapped in the rubble, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Putin expands fast-track Russian citizenship to all Ukraine

This year, more than 720,000 people in Donetsk and Luhansk have received Russian passports

A woman salvages what she can from her home, after a rocket hit an apartment residential block, in Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, July 10, 2022. At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 people may still be trapped in the rubble, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Inna Abilova, left to right, poses for a photograph with her mother, Maryna Yakovenko, and sister, Sabina Abilova, who recently arrived in Canada from Ukraine, in Etobicoke, Ont., on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

‘It’s difficult’: Ukrainian newcomers struggle to make ends meet in Canada

“If we don’t find a job, we won’t be able to stay here for long.”

Inna Abilova, left to right, poses for a photograph with her mother, Maryna Yakovenko, and sister, Sabina Abilova, who recently arrived in Canada from Ukraine, in Etobicoke, Ont., on Thursday, June 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
From left to right, Shawn Carby, a volunteer with GlobalMedic, Bob Beckett, Sooke School District board vice-chair, and Langford Mayor Stew Young. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Breaking down the costs of Langford mayor’s trip to Ukraine

Here’s the numbers on how much the trip cost and where the money went

From left to right, Shawn Carby, a volunteer with GlobalMedic, Bob Beckett, Sooke School District board vice-chair, and Langford Mayor Stew Young. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Nick and Anna Starodubtsev with their daughter in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Anna Starodubtsev/contributed to Saanich News)

Ukrainian family fleeing war hopes to revive swimsuit business in Greater Victoria

Now settled, the family launched a fundraiser to help reboot their business, BabyLadySwim

Nick and Anna Starodubtsev with their daughter in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Anna Starodubtsev/contributed to Saanich News)
FILE - Ukrainian soldiers ride a tank through the town of Trostsyanets, some 400 km eastern of capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 28, 2022. Ukraine’s Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said recently that the Russian forces were firing 10 times more ammunition than the Ukrainian military. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)

High cost of Russian gains in Ukraine may limit new advance

Russia now has full control over one of the two provinces in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland

FILE - Ukrainian soldiers ride a tank through the town of Trostsyanets, some 400 km eastern of capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, March 28, 2022. Ukraine’s Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said recently that the Russian forces were firing 10 times more ammunition than the Ukrainian military. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
Langford Mayor Stew Young speaking at the announcement of the Ukraine trip on June 8. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford team returns from Ukraine trip

‘One of the most impactful experiences of my life,’ says Langford mayor

Langford Mayor Stew Young speaking at the announcement of the Ukraine trip on June 8. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, delivers a speech by video conference during the Ukraine Recovery Conference URC, Monday, July 4, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. The URC is organised to initiate the political process for the recovery of Ukraine after the attack of Russia to its territory. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP)

Ukraine lays out $750B ‘recovery plan’ for postwar future

President Zelenskyy spoke by video message to the Ukraine Recovery Conference about Ukraine’s needs

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, delivers a speech by video conference during the Ukraine Recovery Conference URC, Monday, July 4, 2022 in Lugano, Switzerland. The URC is organised to initiate the political process for the recovery of Ukraine after the attack of Russia to its territory. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP)
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP

Canada to lead upgraded force in Latvia, but resists calls to meet spending target

Canada has signed an agreement to upgrade the NATO battlegroup it leads…

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, left, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center left, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, center, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir pose for a group photo with Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and NATO leaders before a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. North Atlantic Treaty Organization heads of state will meet for a NATO summit in Madrid from Tuesday through Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP
A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

B.C. commits to pay ‘hardship assistance’ for Ukrainians fleeing war

Up to six months of monthly payments will be available

A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine, sending shockwaves around the world. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ukrainian family settles into a new routine in Chemainus

Woman and her two children grateful for the kindness of Canadians

Canada has been very good to Oksana Pryshlyak, left, and her children Zlatasvita, front, and Danyla. Catherine Murphy and Steve Chadwick have been happy to accommodate them at their Chemainus home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chat prior to a meeting with Partner Countries and International Organizations at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Canadian prime minister and his G7 counterparts are expected to end their summit in Germany with a show of support for Ukraine on before all seven leaders will head to a NATO summit in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

G7 leaders pledge to phase out or ban the import of Russian coal and oil

Prime Minister Trudeau pledges more aid and loans to Ukraine at G7 summit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chat prior to a meeting with Partner Countries and International Organizations at the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Canadian prime minister and his G7 counterparts are expected to end their summit in Germany with a show of support for Ukraine on before all seven leaders will head to a NATO summit in Spain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Nataliia Lishchinska gives a border collie special treatment at Far Fetched Grooming in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Ukrainian dog groomer finds a home on Vancouver Island

Far Fetched Grooming owner facilitated move to Canada, provided employment in the Comox Valley

Nataliia Lishchinska gives a border collie special treatment at Far Fetched Grooming in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, walks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Group of Seven leading economic powers are meeting in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)

G7 leaders hear from Ukrainian President, Russia-allied India at summit

United Kingdom announced new sanctions against Russia which would ban the import of Russian gold

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, right, walks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Group of Seven leading economic powers are meeting in Germany for their annual gathering Sunday through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
U.S. President Joe Biden, right, waves as he walks past Bavarian mountain riflemen and traditional costumers after his arrival at Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport near Munich, Germany, Saturday, June 25, 2022, ahead of the G7 summit. Biden is in Germany to attend a Group of Seven summit of leaders of the world's major industrialized nations. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

G-7 leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are gathered in Germany for their summit

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, waves as he walks past Bavarian mountain riflemen and traditional costumers after his arrival at Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport near Munich, Germany, Saturday, June 25, 2022, ahead of the G7 summit. Biden is in Germany to attend a Group of Seven summit of leaders of the world's major industrialized nations. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)