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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    February 27, 2012
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    February 27, 2012

    Five years ago, on February 27, 2012, security forces in Russia and Ukraine announced that they had thwarted a plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Russian state-run television Channel 1 alleged that the plot was to be carried out shortly after Russia’s presidential election on March 4. In the report, separate footage...

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

    NEW RELEASE: Children’s book of “Stories for Every Season”
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    NEW RELEASE: Children’s book of “Stories for Every Season”

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – A new children’s book, “Stories for Every Season,” published by the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Inc. (UNWLA) Branch 88 of the Philadelphia Regional Council, was launched at the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center (UECC) in Jenkintown on December 13. In this book, Christine R. Shwed, UNWLA...

    CIUS sponsors documentary screenings on contemporary Ukraine
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    CIUS sponsors documentary screenings on contemporary Ukraine

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) took an active part in International Week activities held January 30 to February 5 at the University of Alberta by sponsoring two documentary screenings and co-sponsoring a third. All were aimed at highlighting challenges of contemporary Ukraine that are little known to...

    Estonia marks independence day with military parade
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    Estonia marks independence day with military parade

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia has marked its 99th anniversary of its declaration of independence with more than 1,000 troops from eight NATO nations parading and presenting military hardware on Friday, including two U.S. Abrams tanks that were displayed to the public for the first time. Fighter jets from the alliance’s Baltic air policing...

    eNCA | Austrian court orders release of Ukraine oligarch
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    eNCA | Austrian court orders release of Ukraine oligarch

    His arrest on Tuesday came just moments after a Vienna appeals court ruled he could be extradited to the United States on bribery charges following a three-year trial. …read more Source:...

    Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash
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    Austrian court orders release of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash

    VIENNA (AP) ” An Austrian court has ordered that Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash be released from custody pending decisions on separate U.S. and Spanish extradition requests for him.Firtash already posted 125 million euros ($132… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Marine Le Pen: Madame Présidente?
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    Marine Le Pen: Madame Présidente?

    Marine Le Pen is hoping the wave of populism sweeping the Western world carries her to the Élysée Palace.“The wind of history has turned,” Le Pen, who heads the far-right National Front (FN), told a crowd of supporters at the kickoff of her presidential bid earlier this month in Lyon, the industrial city in southeastern France. “It will carry us...