Global National: Feb. 23, 2022 | Ukraine makes plea for peace as Russia on brink of attack

6 March 2022

With the Kremlin’s troops already moving in, and no signs of de-escalation despite sanctions, Ukraine is sending urgent pleas for help to stop a war with Russia. Jackson Proskow looks at all the signs pointing to an imminent, full-scale attack by Russian forces, and the growing sense of dread. And with that threat of a Russian invasion looming over Ukraine, angst is also soaring among Ukrainians living in Canada. Mike Armstrong speaks with some of them about what they are going through. Russian President Vladimir Putin also seems adamant on invading Ukraine, so what’s possibly fuelling his mindset? Eric Sorensen explains how the two nations’ historic ties factor in and how Putin’s perspective clashes with the rest of the world. In Ottawa, after invoking the Emergencies Act to end the protest convoy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has revoked it, ending the federal government’s sweeping powers. Mercedes Stephenson reports on why Trudeau is making this decision now, and the persisting concerns about whether using the Act was necessary. Omicron is the most highly contagious variant of COVID-19. Now a new study from Denmark looks at whether you can be reinfected with the same variant. Jamie Mauracher breaks down the new data. And a salty situation is unfolding between two giant companies, as Frito-Lay, which is behind beloved snacks like Lay’s, Doritos, and Cheetos, halts shipments to Canadian grocery giant Loblaw’s various retail chains. Heather Yourex-West looks at what started this crispy conflict, and why more than just chips are at stake. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #Russia-UkraineStandoff #RussiaInvasion

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