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    Klimkin says Tillerson pledges  U.S. support against Russian aggression
    Mar10

    Klimkin says Tillerson pledges U.S. support against Russian aggression

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has assured him that Washington will continue to support Kyiv in its standoff with Russia. Mr. Klimkin made the comments outside the State Department on March 7 following a meeting with Mr. Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO who now serves...

    Canada extends military training mission to Ukraine for two more years
    Mar10

    Canada extends military training mission to Ukraine for two more years

    OTTAWA – Canada is extending its military training mission to Ukraine for another two years, Canada’s national defense and foreign affairs ministers announced here on March 6. Operation UNIFIER – through which 200 Canadian soldiers have provided training to their Ukrainian counterparts in such areas as bomb disposal, military policing and...

    Ukraine’s chief tax collector Nasirov  arrested in alleged $74 M gas scheme
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s chief tax collector Nasirov arrested in alleged $74 M gas scheme

    KYIV – Ukraine’s chief tax and customs official, Roman Nasirov, was placed under arrest for two months on March 7, following a Kyiv district court ruling on embezzlement charges. Authorities accuse him of defrauding the state of $74 million for the benefit of fugitive ex-lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko in a scheme involving state-owned...

    Russia’s quest to resurrect its carrier fleet: The NITKA military complex in Crimea
    Mar10

    Russia’s quest to resurrect its carrier fleet: The NITKA military complex in Crimea

    The Crimean peninsula is a valuable asset, especially for its military attributes. When Russia illegally annexed Crimea in February-March 2014, it notably gained full de facto control over Sevastopol (where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based and had until then been leasing its facilities) and Donuzlav Bay (before 2014, the site of the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine showcases advanced new air-to-ground rocket munition
    Mar10

    Ukraine showcases advanced new air-to-ground rocket munition

    Ukraine’s technological and military modernization pursuits appear to be a matter of growing concern and vexation for Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on February 11 that Ukroboron-prom (a state-owned association of multi-product enterprises in the defense industry) has successfully tested a new type of domestically...

    U.S.: Russia’s activities in Ukraine impair human rights at home
    Mar10

    U.S.: Russia’s activities in Ukraine impair human rights at home

    WASHINGTON – A new U.S. State Department report says human rights in Russia continue to be “significantly and negatively” affected by Moscow’s “purported annexation” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and its support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. The March 3 report is the first human rights report from the State Department to...

    March 16, 2016
    Mar10

    March 16, 2016

    Last year, on March 16, 2016, John Kirby of the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Spokesperson released a statement on the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The U.S. statement noted: “Today, as Russia’s occupation of Crimea enters its third year, we affirm our commitment to a united, sovereign Ukraine. The...

    Patriarch Josyf’s legacy lives on
    Mar10

    Patriarch Josyf’s legacy lives on

    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the great Ukrainian leader and great churchman Patriarch Josyf Slipyj, who strove to secure the Ukrainian nation’s rights and freedoms, and was imprisoned by Soviet authorities for refusing to betray the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was, as St. Pope John Paul II said, a man […]...

    Russian revolution’s lessons for today
    Mar10

    Russian revolution’s lessons for today

    One hundred years ago this week, a protest about food shortages in the Russian capital, Petrograd, turned into the violent revolution that overthrew Czar Nicholas II and brought the Romanov dynasty to an end. The liberal-minded provisional government that assumed power did not last long, succumbing to another revolution eight months later, which...

    The lost instruments of a lost Ukraine
    Mar10

    The lost instruments of a lost Ukraine

    For the first time in 100 years, the original bandura, kobza and torban will be heard. Most people of Ukrainian descent, at some point or another, have had the chance to hear Ukraine’s beloved national instrument, the bandura. Many people agree that the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, originally from Poltava and Kyiv, was considered to be […]...