January 31, 2023

Global National: April 11, 2022 | Exhausted Ukrainians dread Russia’s possible new offensive

Ukraine is being warned Russia plans to ramp up its offensive in the coming days. Crystal Goomansingh looks at which regions Russian forces are expected to target, how those able to get out are scrambling to leave, and why some people can’t escape. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is also pleading with South Korea for weapons, […]



Ukraine is being warned Russia plans to ramp up its offensive in the coming days. Crystal Goomansingh looks at which regions Russian forces are expected to target, how those able to get out are scrambling to leave, and why some people can’t escape.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is also pleading with South Korea for weapons, with Russia expected to soon ratchet up its assault. Jackson Proskow reports on which countries are sending weapons to Ukraine, how Russia isn’t expected to back down, and how Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer felt after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Meanwhile, in the pandemic, COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of serious illness and death, but don’t stop people from catching the illness, or getting it more than once. Mike Drolet explains why contracting COVID-19 doesn’t mean you won’t be reinfected and how long immunity might last.

Also, addressing Canada’s ballooning housing crisis was the centrepiece of the 2022 federal budget. But as Eric Sorensen reports, the measures only go so far and the housing market’s challenges go beyond finances.

In Pakistan, after Imran Khan was ousted, the country’s parliament elected Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s new prime minister. Redmond Shannon explains how Khan lost his job, how his dismissal has spawned protests, and the challenges Sharif now faces.

And known as the “Gates of Hell,” the Darvaza Gas Crater has long been a hot tourist spot for Turkmenistan. But President Serdar Berdymukhamedov now has a burning desire to seal the infernal attraction forever. Mike Armstrong explains why, how the inferno ignited and why it’s causing concern.

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