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A demonstrator holds a Ukrainian national flag in front of the Georgian Parliament during an action against Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city again, and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Freeland says new Russia sanctions coming, will choke off Putin’s ability to fund war

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its sixth day on Tuesday

A demonstrator holds a Ukrainian national flag in front of the Georgian Parliament during an action against Russia’s attack on Ukraine in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city again, and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly speaks during a news conference, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly headed to Poland-Ukraine border

Canada wants the International Criminal Court to speed up investigation of Russia for possible war crimes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly speaks during a news conference, in Ottawa, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
In this handout photo released by Ukrainian Emergency Service, a burnt car is seen in front of a damaged City Hall building, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, Tuesday and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital - tactics Ukraine’s embattled president said were designed to force him into concessions in Europe’s largest ground war in generations. (Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP)

‘Undisguised terror’: Russia’s Kharkiv strike chills Ukraine

Russian military strike hits centre of Ukraine’s second-largest city

In this handout photo released by Ukrainian Emergency Service, a burnt car is seen in front of a damaged City Hall building, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, Tuesday and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital - tactics Ukraine’s embattled president said were designed to force him into concessions in Europe’s largest ground war in generations. (Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP)
Protesters supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in New York. The U.N.’s two major bodies, the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council, are holding separate meetings Monday on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Canadians can help Ukraine with money, media savvy

Ottawa has vowed to match every dollar of Red Cross donation to a maximum of $10 million

Protesters supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in New York. The U.N.’s two major bodies, the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council, are holding separate meetings Monday on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser poses with a young fan, Crofton B.C.’s Savanah Sanchez. (Photo submitted, Chemainus Valley Courier)

Hockey great Wickenheiser wants IOC to boot out Russia, Belarus

IOC recommended Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials be excluded from competition

Hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser poses with a young fan, Crofton B.C.’s Savanah Sanchez. (Photo submitted, Chemainus Valley Courier)
Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by civil defensemen at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began last week appeared to subside around Kyiv overnight, as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met Monday on Ukraine’s border with Belarus. It’s unclear what, if anything, those talks would yield. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Ukraine, Russia envoys talk under shadow of nuclear threat

High hopes but low expectations for diplomacy as Ukraine forces slow Russian advance

Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by civil defensemen at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began last week appeared to subside around Kyiv overnight, as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met Monday on Ukraine’s border with Belarus. It’s unclear what, if anything, those talks would yield. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit up with the colours of Ukraine’s national flag in a show of support following Russia’s invasion, in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada tells UN Russia lied to world before Ukraine invasion

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly called on Moscow to respect the rights of protesting Russians

The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit up with the colours of Ukraine’s national flag in a show of support following Russia’s invasion, in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A woman stands in a currency exchange office in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Russians flocked to banks and ATMs on Thursday and Friday shortly after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine and the West announced crippling sanctions. According to Russia’s Central Bank, on Thursday alone Russians have withdrawn 111 billion rubles (about $1.3 billion) in cash. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Canada, U.S., E.U. cut some Russian banks from SWIFT, target central bank

The move is aimed at Russian banks that have already been sanctioned

  • Feb 26, 2022
A woman stands in a currency exchange office in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Russians flocked to banks and ATMs on Thursday and Friday shortly after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine and the West announced crippling sanctions. According to Russia’s Central Bank, on Thursday alone Russians have withdrawn 111 billion rubles (about $1.3 billion) in cash. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
A huge electronic billboard shows a photo of Kamila Valieva with words “Kamila, we are with you” on the building of the Cosmos hotel in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Russian teenager Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

IOC urges sports bodies to cancel events in Russia, Belarus

Volleyball, shooting and hockey all have world championships scheduled to be held in Russia

A huge electronic billboard shows a photo of Kamila Valieva with words “Kamila, we are with you” on the building of the Cosmos hotel in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Russian teenager Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to questions during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb 24, 2022. NATO envoys met in emergency session Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a large-scale attack on Ukraine as the 30-nation military organization prepares to bolster its defenses in allies neighboring both countries. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

NATO leaders meet to reassure allies near Russia, Ukraine

Countries ranging from Estonia to Bulgaria triggered urgent consultations about their security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to questions during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb 24, 2022. NATO envoys met in emergency session Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a large-scale attack on Ukraine as the 30-nation military organization prepares to bolster its defenses in allies neighboring both countries. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
This image taken from video shows NBC News correspondent Richard Engel reporting from the Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (NBC News via AP)

Sketchy details from Russia complicate invasion coverage

Sorting fact, disinformation after Russian attack on Ukraine

This image taken from video shows NBC News correspondent Richard Engel reporting from the Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (NBC News via AP)
People stand under a giant Ukrainian flag during a vigil to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Russia ignores global condemnation, invades Ukraine in ‘brutal act of war’

Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashes largest ground war in Europe since World War II

People stand under a giant Ukrainian flag during a vigil to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A man fills up his truck with gas in Toronto, on Monday April 1, 2019. (Photo - Christopher Katsarov)

Canadians can expect higher gas prices from Ukraine war to kick in on Saturday

Experts say gas prices across the country should rise about five cents per litre this weekend

A man fills up his truck with gas in Toronto, on Monday April 1, 2019. (Photo - Christopher Katsarov)
Bob Rae, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, speaks while holding a copy of the United Nations charter at the general assembly hall, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. At an emergency meeting Monday night, the U.S. called Putin’s moves a pretext for a further invasion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Canada brings in stronger sanctions after Russia strikes Ukraine

Sanctions target Russian people and entities, including the country’s banks and elite citizens

Bob Rae, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, speaks while holding a copy of the United Nations charter at the general assembly hall, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. At an emergency meeting Monday night, the U.S. called Putin’s moves a pretext for a further invasion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the line of separation between Ukraine-held territory and rebel-held territory near Svitlodarsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. U.S. President Joe Biden announced the U.S. was ordering heavy financial sanctions against Russia, declaring that Moscow had flagrantly violated international law in what he called the “beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.” (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukrainian leader: Russian forces trying to seize Chernobyl

‘This is a declaration of war against the whole of Europe’

A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the line of separation between Ukraine-held territory and rebel-held territory near Svitlodarsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. U.S. President Joe Biden announced the U.S. was ordering heavy financial sanctions against Russia, declaring that Moscow had flagrantly violated international law in what he called the “beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.” (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
FILE - Ukrainians hold up their country’s flag, right, as they attend a patriotic action “Mariupol is Ukraine” in Mariupol, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Europe braced for further confrontation Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, after tensions over Ukraine escalated dramatically when Russian President Vladimir Putin got the OK to use military force outside his country and the West responded with sanctions. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

Russia evacuating embassy in Ukraine as crisis escalates

Head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council calls for a nationwide state of emergency

FILE - Ukrainians hold up their country’s flag, right, as they attend a patriotic action “Mariupol is Ukraine” in Mariupol, Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Europe braced for further confrontation Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, after tensions over Ukraine escalated dramatically when Russian President Vladimir Putin got the OK to use military force outside his country and the West responded with sanctions. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
HMCS Halifax heads out of the harbour in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday that Canada will deploy an additional 460 Canadian troops to help NATO in its standoff with Russia, including an artillery unit, a naval frigate and a surveillance aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian military’s limits to be tested as fears of war with Russia mount

Canada will deploy an additional 460 Canadian troops to help NATO, as resources stretch

HMCS Halifax heads out of the harbour in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday that Canada will deploy an additional 460 Canadian troops to help NATO in its standoff with Russia, including an artillery unit, a naval frigate and a surveillance aircraft.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference, Monday, February 21, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada commits troops, sanctions Russia as Kremlin orders troops into Ukraine

Putin recognizes Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent republics, sends troops

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question during a news conference, Monday, February 21, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) stands close to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba as they meet with the Foreign Ministers of the G7 Nations on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 19, 2022. (Ina Fassbender/Pool via AP)

Officials focus on how to punish Russia after latest developments in Ukraine

Sanctions expected to target limiting Moscow’s access to EU capital and financial markets

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) stands close to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba as they meet with the Foreign Ministers of the G7 Nations on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 19, 2022. (Ina Fassbender/Pool via AP)
People wave Russian national flags celebrating the recognizing the independence in the center of Donetsk, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, eastern Ukraine, late Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. In a fast-moving political theater, Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved quickly to recognize the independence of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine in a show of defiance against the West amid fears of Russian invasion in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

Western leaders allege Russia sending troops to east Ukraine

Russia has recognized rebel regional independence ‘in borders that existed when they proclaimed’

People wave Russian national flags celebrating the recognizing the independence in the center of Donetsk, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, eastern Ukraine, late Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. In a fast-moving political theater, Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved quickly to recognize the independence of separatist regions in eastern Ukraine in a show of defiance against the West amid fears of Russian invasion in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)