From Mariupol to Middlesex County: Ukrainian student finds refuge

First, he was in Mariupol, a besieged Ukrainian city bombarded for two months by Russian forces. Then, he found himself in a refugee camp in Poland, crammed with thousands of other war-displaced Ukrainians. Along the way, he went weeks without showering and struggled to stay healthy as he fought allergic reactions to the pets many […]

On a solemn Orthodox Easter, London-area Ukrainians pray for peace

Many Ukrainians, including thousands in London, marked a bittersweet Orthodox Easter holiday on Sunday. Several area residents gathered at London’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity to celebrate the holiest period on the Orthodox Christian calendar amid the Russian invasion of their home country. More than five million people, mainly women and children, have […]

Ukrainian relief: Concert another opportunity for Londoners to step up

London Ukrainian groups are stepping up their fundraising efforts with a new benefit concert to support humanitarian work here and abroad. The event comes as Russian forces have intensified their attacks against Ukraine, especially in the southeastern parts of the country, during the eighth week of the invasion. “It’s still devastating,” said Christine Dawidenko, a […]

Dyer: Russian atrocities raise stakes for war in Ukraine

Four years after the Soviet Army fought its way into Berlin in 1945, Moscow built a huge memorial in Treptower Park to the 80,000 Russian and other Soviet soldiers who died taking the city. With 5,000 of them are actually buried in the park, Berliners took to calling it the Tomb of the Unknown Rapist. […]

Chapman’s, others collaborate to send first-aid kits to Ukraine

Markdale-based Chapman’s Ice Cream is overseeing the delivery of more than 1,600 first-aid kits to Ukraine as they continue to do what they can to help on the ground in the war-torn country. With family in Ukraine, Lesya and Ashley Chapman have watched in horror since the Russian army invaded the country in late February, […]

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