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    Erstwhile Yanukovych ally Firtash closer to extradition to the U.S.
    Feb24

    Erstwhile Yanukovych ally Firtash closer to extradition to the U.S.

    KYIV – Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian mogul whose political tentacles extend to Washington, London, Moscow and the Ukrainian diaspora community, faces extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges following a Vienna court ruling on February 21. Vienna’s Higher Regional Court reversed a lower court’s ruling from April 2015 that said U.S....

    Vigil in Washington remembers heroes of the Heavenly Brigade
    Feb24

    Vigil in Washington remembers heroes of the Heavenly Brigade

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainians in gathered on February 20 in the heart of the U.S. capital, near the Lincoln Memorial, for a vigil commemorating the heroes of the Heavenly Brigade. The event, which was attended by members of the Ukrainian community and diplomats from the Embassy of Ukraine, started with mournful Lemko folk song “Plyve Kacha.” […]...

    Moscow hands out Russian passports in Donbas as Putin recognizes DNR and LNR documents
    Feb24

    Moscow hands out Russian passports in Donbas as Putin recognizes DNR and LNR documents

    Even as Vladimir Putin decreed that Moscow recognizes documents issued by its clients, the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and the “Luhansk People’s Republic,” Russian officials in at least seven places in the Donbas were handing out Russian passports – a repetition of what Moscow did in South Ossetia in 2008. The two steps are in fact...

    In memory of the heroes  of the Heavenly Hundred
    Feb24

    In memory of the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

    On February 20, Ukrainians all over the world pause to mark the Day of Commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred (also known as the Heavenly Brigade, from the Ukrainian term “Небесна Сотня”). The following statement was released in Ottawa by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. In November 2013, the people of Ukraine rose up in protest against […]...

    The West should not abandon Ukraine
    Feb24

    The West should not abandon Ukraine

    “In troubled times, Canada Should Not Abandon Ukraine,” editorial, The Globe and Mail, January 31 (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/ukraine-at-a-distance/article33852834/): Canada should renew its military training mission to Ukraine, and not let it expire at the end of March. Rumor has it that the mission – called Operation...

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on third anniversary of Russian aggression
    Feb24

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on third anniversary of Russian aggression

    The following statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the “Third Anniversary of Military Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine” was released on February 20. (The text of the English translation has been slightly edited for clarity.) On February 20, 2014, the Russian Federation launched the military aggression...

    Haran speaks on geopolitical attitudes in Ukraine and their policy implications
    Feb24

    Haran speaks on geopolitical attitudes in Ukraine and their policy implications

    MONTREAL – Ukrainians were interested in joining the European Union before the Euro-Maidan, but it was not at the top of their list of nation-building priorities. The idea of Ukrainians identifying themselves with Western Europe, rather than with Russia, did not generate enough power to mobilize the nation until 2014. In a recent lecture at […]...

    “Bitter Harvest” presents opportunity
    Feb24

    “Bitter Harvest” presents opportunity

    Dear Editor: The film “Bitter Harvest” provides us with the opportunity to put the spotlight on the topics of Ukraine, genocide and the Holodomor beyond the Ukrainian community among Americans, Canadians, etc. Within the Ukrainian community, the film “Bitter Harvest” is rightfully receiving appropriate attention. Please send film fliers to your...

    Ukrainian National Museum presents talk on Museum of Book and Printing in Ukraine
    Feb24

    Ukrainian National Museum presents talk on Museum of Book and Printing in Ukraine

    CHICAGO – Valentyna Bochkovska-Martynovych, director of the Museum of Book and Printing in Ukraine and a Fulbright scholar for 2016-2017, delivered a presentation on December 30, 2016, at the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago. She has served as director of the museum in Kyiv since 2008. In her first note as director, she wrote: “Our […]...

    Ayshe Seitmuratova –  a Crimean Tatar heroine at 80
    Feb24

    Ayshe Seitmuratova – a Crimean Tatar heroine at 80

    A nation and those who care about it should know its heroes, and for Crimean Tatars, one of the greatest is Ayshe Seitmuratova, the only woman of her nation the Soviets arrested and condemned twice, who on February 11 marked her 80th birthday in her Russian-occupied homeland. In an appreciation of her life so far, […] …read more Source: The...