Canada MPs gave Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a standing ovation for his emotional appeal to the House of Commons, where he pleaded for tougher actions against Russia. Abigail Bimman explains how Zelenskyy criticized NATO allies, how his message moved politicians and Ukrainian-Canadians and how Moscow has now imposed a ban on more than 300 Canadians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The civilian death toll is also climbing in Ukraine, as Russian forces keep hammering major cities with bombs. Redmond Shannon reports on Kyiv’s curfew, the crisis at a Mariupol hospital and the mounting anger among Ukrainians.
NATO leaders will convene in Brussels for a special summit on the Russia-Ukraine war, as pressure mounts for the coalition to do more to stop Moscow’s aggression. Heather Yourex-West looks at which NATO country is already supporting Ukraine’s long-requested no-fly zone and the concerns over Russia bringing a deadlier weapon to the conflict.
Plus, after publicly protesting the invasion of Ukraine on Russian state television, journalist Marina Ovsyannikova has been released while paying a fine over the incident. As Ross Lord explains, she’s not backing down despite the growing risks of her anti-war messaging.
Also, there’s new information outlining the police investigation into the deaths of a Muslim family in London, Ont. Four members of the Afzaal family died after being run over by the driver of a pickup truck in June 2021. As Mike Drolet reports, new court documents reveal the alleged attacker may have been radicalized on the dark web.
And a major dustup: a look at why parts of Spain this week now look like Mars.
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