Global National: March 11, 2022 | Russia escalates bombardment, widens assault on western Ukraine


Russia’s assault on Ukraine expands, with more cities in western Ukraine getting hit. Mike Armstrong explains how Ukrainians are reacting and how hundreds of volunteers are working around the clock to send out food and supplies.

There are also signs Russia plans to ramp up its assault on Ukraine’s capital, as Kyiv remains out of Russian hands after weeks of attacks. As Jackson Proskow reports, the Kremlin is being accused of more false claims and dirtier tactics to justify its assault on Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled more sanctions against Russia’s richest oligarchs as the war in Ukraine rages on. Abigail Bimman explains how the measures are hitting Russia’s military, as well as billionaire and Chelsea F.C. owner Roman Abramovich, who has deep ties to Canada’s mining industry.

Abramovich is also the largest shareholder in the steel company Evraz, which operates in Saskatchewan. As Jayme Doll reports, there are concerns Canadian employees could be affected if Abramovich decides to retaliate.

To politics in Ottawa: the race for the Conservative Party leadership is intensifying as more politicians enter the fray. Eric Sorensen looks at who’s gunning for the top spot, who might appeal to all Conservatives and who else might join the competition.

And after six million people died, public health measures that came and went, and an unprecedented vaccine rollout, the world is marking two years since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamie Mauracher looks at what we’ve learned so far, and what we’re still learning about this insidious virus.

Plus, the pursuit of the perfect employee: Anne Gaviola looks at the unconventional ways companies are trying to woo workers.

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