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    A Change in the Law Will Help Russian Domestic Abusers Get Off Scot-Free
    Jan21

    A Change in the Law Will Help Russian Domestic Abusers Get Off Scot-Free

    Image: Domestic violence. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com When the Soviet Union fell apart in the early 1990s, many who had chafed under the Communist system’s lack of freedoms hoped for the dawning of a new day. A sizable chunk of women hoped that the fall of the Soviet system would give them better opportunities and usher in legislation to...

    Kyiv Urges Trump to Keep Sanctions on Russia
    Jan21

    Kyiv Urges Trump to Keep Sanctions on Russia

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to continue providing his crisis-stricken country with political and military assistance, urging Trump to continue sanctions against Russia to deter “further escalation” of the war in eastern Ukraine by the Kremlin. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    ‘Strong US role at the UN needed’
    Jan21

    ‘Strong US role at the UN needed’

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, nominated to be the next US ambassador to the UN, outlined her vision of a strong US role in the human rights institution at a confirmation hearing today. Noting her potential role as a “fresh set of eyes” and an “outsider”, Haley highlighted the need for a strong US leadership position at the UN. “When...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to shut Russian candy plant
    Jan21

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to shut Russian candy plant

    …read more Source: Taipei...

    Kremlin Hopes for Rapport With US, But Differences Will Stay 
    Jan21

    Kremlin Hopes for Rapport With US, But Differences Will Stay 

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump’s administration in comments broadcast Saturday, but warned that differences will remain. Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with state Rossiya television that it would be an “illusion” to expect...

    Biden’s last visit to Kyiv as vice-president is viewed as symbolic and cautionary
    Jan21

    Biden’s last visit to Kyiv as vice-president is viewed as symbolic and cautionary

    KYIV – Joe Biden’s sixth and last visit to Ukraine as America’s vice-president on January 16 was more symbolic and consultative in nature, Ukrainian experts said just five days before a new president is inaugurated in Washington. In his fifth visit since the Euro-Maidan Revolution, Mr. Biden, 74, came to show that America isn’t...

    Vice-President Biden’s farewell remarks in Kyiv
    Jan21

    Vice-President Biden’s farewell remarks in Kyiv

    Following are remarks by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden at a joint press availability with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on January 17. The text was released by the White House, Office of the Vice-President. Mr. President, I may have to call you once every couple weeks just to hear your voice. (Laughter.) This has […] …read...

    If history is our teacher,  the world may be headed for unrest
    Jan21

    If history is our teacher, the world may be headed for unrest

    We must reassure the Baltics and Ukraine – who live in the very shadow of Russia – that the United States will be there for them if trouble arises. Russian intimidation of our NATO allies or other free nations cannot be tolerated. It is conventional wisdom that history repeats itself. But the world should hope […] …read more Source: The...

    Sen. Menendez meets with New Jersey Ukrainians, addresses Russia’s growing aggression, interventionism
    Jan21

    Sen. Menendez meets with New Jersey Ukrainians, addresses Russia’s growing aggression, interventionism

    NEWARK, N.J. – Ukrainian American Bar Association representatives Victor Rud, chairman of the UABA Foreign Relations Committee, and Myroslaw Smorodsky, UABA communications director; Ronya Lozynskyj and Tamara Olexy of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America; and Yuriy Symczyk, national secretary of the Ukrainian National Association; met with...

    An appeal to U.S. Ukrainians: Stop Tillerson’s confirmation
    Jan21

    An appeal to U.S. Ukrainians: Stop Tillerson’s confirmation

    Following are excerpts from the editorial that appeared in the January 1-18 edition of Ukrainian News, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Of all of President-elect Donald Trump’s actions preceding his inauguration, none is more ominous for Ukraine than the decision to nominate Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. When you include...