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.
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Defence Minister Anita Anand and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly look on as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference, Feb. 24, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Thousands of Canadian troops on standby to be deployed to Ukraine if necessary

Politics Insider for Feb. 25: Canada poises to deploy to Europe if needed; Chrystia Freeland announces more sanctions on Russia; Patrick Brown reportedly eyes the federal Conservative leadership
Military helicopters, apparently Russian, fly over the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022. (Ukrainian Police Department Press Service via AP)

Russia launches an attack on Ukraine

Politics Insider for Feb. 24: Kyiv braces for invasion; the world condemns Vladimir Putin; the Conservative leadership race begins to take shape

Firearms of the revolution: The Molotov cocktails of Kyiv

Photographer Donald Weber lived in Kyiv—and used his camera as his own means of protest
Vladimir Putin

Putin’s war

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Crimea has touched off a high-stakes, Cold War-style clash—one that Russia can’t afford to lose

Video: Ukraine in Crisis

Michael Petrou and Katie Engelhart detail the genesis of the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Defiance on the Maidan

Video: Michael Petrou reports from Kyiv
People hold mobile devices as they wait for Ukrainian opposition leader Tymoshenko at a rally in the Independence Square in Kiev

In Ukraine, new leaders face skepticism — inside and outside of Kyiv

Video: Foreign correspondent Michael Petrou reports from Kyiv
Ukraine Protests

On the battlefield in Ukraine, the barricades remain

Michael Petrou on the gulf between revolutionaries and politicians
Ukrainian opposition leader Tymoshenko addresses anti-government protesters gathered in the Independence Square in Kiev

A hard won and fragile victory in Ukraine

Security has melted away, leaving the scarred centre of Kyiv in the hands of protesters and ordinary people