Global National: March 7, 2022 | Ukraine's refugees scramble as heavy Russian bombings continue


On this episode of Global National: As efforts to establish humanitarian corridors remain fruitless, Ukrainian cities are getting pummelled. Mike Armstrong explains how people in Lviv are bracing for the worst, how a Calgary man is trying to help hospitals in Ukraine and the plight of Ukrainians living in Russian-occupied regions.

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with NATO allies in London to try to figure out how to help Ukraine, while ramping up action against the Russian government. Abigail Bimman looks at the options on the table, what’s been decided and what’s still unclear.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the West needs to go beyond sanctions and weapons to fight Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mercedes Stephenson speaks with Canada’s Defence Minister Anita Anand about the ways Canada could help, what Ottawa is already promising and the potential hurdles.

But Western nations are already sending more weaponry to Ukraine in order to support the country’s troops resisting Russian forces. Jackson Proskow looks at who is sending what, what the equipment is capable of and how volunteers from around the world are joining the fight.

And for millions around the globe, social media is providing real-time insight into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Heather Yourex-West explains how Valeria Shashenok, a TikTok user in Ukraine, has captivated millions by showing what life is now like during the war.

Plus, love and war: how a Ukrainian couple got to have their special day despite the crisis.

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