Svyatik Artemenko, a goalkeeper with Guelph United FC, had just landed a spot on a team in Ukraine when the war began. (Photograph courtesy of Guelph United F.C.)

A Soldier’s Story: From Canada to Ukraine

I left Canada to pursue my pro soccer dream in Ukraine, where I was born. When Russia invaded, I joined the only team that mattered.

Yaroslava, left, and her 11-year-old son Nazar escaped from Ukraine as the war broke out. They travelled five days and hundreds of kilometres in search of sanctuary. (Photography by Markian Lozowchuk)

My escape from Ukraine to Canada

My family fled Kyiv on March 1. We travelled to four countries in five days and then spread out across three continents. Now I’m in Canada, hoping to one day see Ukraine again.

Seven evacuation busses from Bucha arrive in Bilohorodka transporting around 200 displaced people. (Photograph by Philip Cheung)

Scenes from the war in Ukraine

When Russia invaded, Canadian photographer Philip Cheung travelled to Kyiv to capture the devastation

Former Quebec premier Jean Charest speaks to reporters as he arrives with his wife Michele Dionne for an event with potential caucus supporters as he considers a run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, in Ottawa, March 2, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

The Conservatives will pick a new leader in September

Politics Insider for Mar. 3: Jean Charest hobnobs with Tories as he mulls over a leadership run; the United Nations General Assembly officially ‘deplores’ Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; Petro Poroshenko asks the UN to enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine

Freeland participates in a media availability to discuss Canadian sanctions on Russia, as Russia continues to invade Ukraine, in Ottawa, Mar. 1, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

Chrystia Freeland says there will be ‘collateral damage in Canada’ over Russia sanctions

Politics Insider for Mar. 2: Canada bans Russian ships from entering its ports; Pierre Poilievre calls European leaders ‘weak’; Jason Kenney stops municipalities from imposing their own public health rules

Ukrainian servicemen eating dinner last week after their duty at the frontline near Svitlodarsk, in eastern Ukraine. (Evgeniy Maloletka/AP)

Canada’s government is sending body armour to support Ukraine. So is this group of activist fundraisers.

Friends of Ukraine Defence Forces Fund is getting an influx of donations—and calls from people asking how they can help

Burtynsky and his mother. (Photo provided by Edward Burtynsky)

What it takes to truly fight for freedom in Ukraine

Edward Burtynsky: For over 20 years my mother advocated for the people of Ukraine. She knows what it means to lose freedom and what it takes to fight to get it back.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, 04 February 2022. The Olympic Games in Beijing will continue until Feb. 20, when the medal games and closing ceremony will take place. (Handout image from Kremlin Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin, unmasked

Image of the Week: True to form, the Russian president tries something no one else thinks they can get away with

President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting in the Oval Office, Nov. 18, 2021. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Canada’s place in the world is changing. How can it find its footing?

Kerry Buck: The power dynamics of the world are shifting rapidly. If Canada doesn’t switch gears soon, it could get left behind

Nishan is still in medical school, but few options are open to her after graduation (Photograph by Oriane Zerah)

The world left these Afghan women behind. Now they’re fending for themselves.

Educated in a Canadian-funded school, they became Afghanistan’s best and brightest young women. Today they live in fear, abandoned to the Taliban.

Speedskating trials last October in Beijing, a controversial choice as host city for the 2022 Winter Games (Lintao Zhang/International Skating Union/Getty Images)

Why is Canada playing in the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

The 2022 Winter Games are set to open in Beijing, but many Canadians believe our athletes should not be going

A helicopter prepares to make a water drop as smoke billows along the Fraser River Valley near Lytton, B.C., on July 2, 2021 (James MacDonald/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Canadian politicians won’t be able to ignore climate change in 2022

In a year that will see more wildfires, deadly heat waves and drought, climate change policy will dominate the federal government’s agenda