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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?
    Mar03

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?

    The reason comes down to one word: Russia. Sweden, that serene oasis of social democratic harmony in Scandinavia, is bringing back the draft. Next year, 4,000 men and women will be called for military service in Sweden. They’ll be chosen from a group of 13,000 young people born in 1999, consisting of both volunteers and conscripts, who will...

    Conference in D.C. focuses on securing Ukraine’s sovereignty
    Mar03

    Conference in D.C. focuses on securing Ukraine’s sovereignty

    NEW YORK – “Securing Ukraine’s Sovereignty: The Road Ahead” was the title of a daylong academic conference held on February 15 at the U.S. Library of Congress that was organized by the Center for U.S.-Ukraine Relations (CUSUR) in collaboration with the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America...

    Railway blockade wreaks havoc on economy of Ukraine’s Donbas
    Mar03

    Railway blockade wreaks havoc on economy of Ukraine’s Donbas

    In late January, groups of self-identified veterans and several controversial Ukrainian people’s deputies began blocking railways linking the territory of the Donbas (Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts) controlled by Moscow-backed militants to areas controlled by the central government. They say that it is wrong to trade with the rebels and that...

    Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine
    Mar03

    Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine

    KYIV – It seems that peace plans for Ukraine are everywhere these days. Amid a recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine and yet another failed ceasefire in the nearly three-year-old conflict are a wave of new proposals to bring peace to the crisis-stricken nation – and from some unexpected places. The Ukrainian army has […] …read more...

    European Film Academy protests Sentsov’s imprisonment
    Mar03

    European Film Academy protests Sentsov’s imprisonment

    BERLIN – On the occasion of a screening of “The Trial – The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov” by Askold Kurov, Agnieszka Holland and Volker Schlöndorff, the European Film Academy and Amnesty International protested against the incarceration of the Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov. Presented by the Berlinale and the European Film Academy as part...

    Interview: U.S. lawmakers call for lethal weapons for Ukraine
    Mar03

    Interview: U.S. lawmakers call for lethal weapons for Ukraine

    KYIV – Two U.S. lawmakers say the time has come for the United States to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to better defend itself against Moscow-backed separatists, saying that a “confrontational” Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of easing the pressure on Kyiv. In an interview in Kyiv on February 22, Sen. Dick Durbin […]...

    Demonstrators in Washington recall life and work of Boris Nemtsov
    Mar03

    Demonstrators in Washington recall life and work of Boris Nemtsov

    WASHINGTON – On Sunday, February 26, United Help Ukraine Vice-President Oksana Osipova joined with U.S.-Ukraine Foundation President Nadia McConnell and representatives of Russian, Belarusian, Baltic and American organizations and addressed the group of people that gathered across the street from the Russian Embassy in Washington to commemorate...

    Christian Borys’s journey from Toronto tech to war correspondent in eastern Ukraine
    Mar03

    Christian Borys’s journey from Toronto tech to war correspondent in eastern Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Many people likely would not give a second thought to leaving the relative comfort of life in Toronto for the deadly battleground of eastern Ukraine. But when Christian Borys decided to embark on a new career two years ago, he thought Ukraine – his father’s ancestral homeland – would be the place to […] …read more Source: The...

    Vocal ensemble is celebrating 10-year anniversary
    Mar03

    Vocal ensemble is celebrating 10-year anniversary

    CLEVELAND – The year 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Zorya Ukrainian Female Vocal Ensemble. Zorya plans to celebrate this significant occasion with several artistic events in Cleveland throughout 2017. Zorya, which means “star” or “glow,” was the brainchild of current musical director and conductor Natalia Basladynsky-Mahlay. The...

    An agreement with Putin is an agreement with the devil
    Mar03

    An agreement with Putin is an agreement with the devil

    It has been mostly bad news for Ukraine lately. Thousands of civilians found themselves caught between frost and fire under Vladimir Putin’s fierce onslaught in the Donbas – the worst since early 2015. The Kremlin rubs its blood-smeared hands in anticipation of a new division of the world – anticipating that Ukraine is soon to […]...