Ottawa asked for permit for 'Freedom Family Picnic' in Strathcona Park on Friday

Ottawa asked for permit for 'Freedom Family Picnic' in Strathcona Park on Friday

Ottawa police cruisers parked near the National War Memorial on Thursday. (Josh Pringle/CTV News Ottawa) Ottawa police cruisers parked near the National War Memorial on Thursday. (Josh Pringle/CTV News Ottawa)

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Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine, power plant hit

Four more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country's Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the ports to stave off a Ukrainian counteroffensive.