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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)
People eat in a McDonald’s restaurant in the main street in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo)

Once a powerful symbol in Russia, McDonald’s withdraws

‘It’s impossible to predict when we might be able to reopen our restaurants in Russia’

People eat in a McDonald’s restaurant in the main street in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo)
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)
Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 3, 2022. Wilkinson says it will be another week or two before Canada will know with certainty how much extra oil it can produce and ship to help offset bans on the use of fossil fuels from Russia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada expects plan for supplying some oil to Europe ready by March 23

Plan to be ready for the International Energy Agency meeting of energy ministers in Paris

Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 3, 2022. Wilkinson says it will be another week or two before Canada will know with certainty how much extra oil it can produce and ship to help offset bans on the use of fossil fuels from Russia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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)
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)
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)
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)
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine’s second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukrainian-Canadian heart cries in Quesnel

“This is a real genocide,” Nataliya Williams says of the Russia-Ukraine war

Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine’s second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves as he boards a government plane before departing for Europe, in Ottawa, Sunday, March 6, 2022. Trudeau is to meet with the leaders of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands today to discuss Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau, leaders of U.K., the Netherlands vow solidarity with besieged Ukraine

Trudeau: ‘We want to stand with the Ukrainian people and push back hard against Russia’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves as he boards a government plane before departing for Europe, in Ottawa, Sunday, March 6, 2022. Trudeau is to meet with the leaders of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands today to discuss Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
For the second straight Saturday, a Penticton rally in support of Ukraine could be seen at the intersection of Main Street and Warren Avenue. Russia launched a full-scale invasion of the neighbouring country on Feb. 24 (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘They want to stay and fight’: B.C. woman rallies in support of her Ukrainian family

‘I don’t even know what more to do, all we can do is gather and rally together,’ says Cyndy Bishop

For the second straight Saturday, a Penticton rally in support of Ukraine could be seen at the intersection of Main Street and Warren Avenue. Russia launched a full-scale invasion of the neighbouring country on Feb. 24 (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with people from the Ukrainian community as Russia has launched a devastating attack and war on Ukraine in Toronto on Friday, March 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trudeau heading to Europe as Ukraine crisis intensifies

Trudeau will spend weeks meeting in London, Berlin, Riga, Latvia and Warsaw, Poland

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with people from the Ukrainian community as Russia has launched a devastating attack and war on Ukraine in Toronto on Friday, March 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
In this Thursday, May 10, 2018 photo, Royal Canadian Air Force Col. Travis Morehen speaks in the North American Aerospace Defense Command command center inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colo. The U.S. military dug tunnels into the mountain in the 1960s for the command center to protect it from nuclear attack. The facility is now a backup for the main command center at Peterson Air Force Base in nearby Colorado Springs. The North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD is a U.S.-Canada command that monitors the skies over both nations. It is celebrating its 60th anniversary on May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)

Ukraine war sparks fresh calls for urgency on upgrading North America’s defences

The federal Liberal government insists modernizing Norad is a top priority

In this Thursday, May 10, 2018 photo, Royal Canadian Air Force Col. Travis Morehen speaks in the North American Aerospace Defense Command command center inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colo. The U.S. military dug tunnels into the mountain in the 1960s for the command center to protect it from nuclear attack. The facility is now a backup for the main command center at Peterson Air Force Base in nearby Colorado Springs. The North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD is a U.S.-Canada command that monitors the skies over both nations. It is celebrating its 60th anniversary on May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)