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    Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada  to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine
    Sep29

    Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – The national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take the lead in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine. Following a September 22 meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto, Prime Minister Trudeau told reporters at a joint news...

    Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine
    Sep29

    Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine

    LVIV – As Holly Palance neared her ancestral village of Ivane-Zolote in Ternopil Oblast on September 15, she couldn’t help noticing how much the lush green, hilly countryside resembled the rural coal-mining area of Pennsylvania where her father grew up and once worked, and where she would visit her grandparents on trips from Los Angeles....

    Semena handed  suspended sentence  in ‘separatism’ case
    Sep29

    Semena handed suspended sentence in ‘separatism’ case

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea on September 22 found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a two-and-a-half-year suspended sentence in a case criticized by the West as politically motivated. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service said the 66-year-old Mr. Semena was also barred from “public activities” –...

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short
    Sep29

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short

    In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (known by its Ukrainian based acronym as SBU). The authors of the RPR letter asserted that the...

    U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation
    Sep29

    U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation

    The August visit of the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Ukraine was the first such trip by a Pentagon head in the last 10 years. Before arriving in Kyiv, Mr. Mattis told reporters he planned to commemorate Ukraine’s Independence Day, underscore Washington’s commitment to the bilateral strategic partnership, as well as...

    U.N. report on Crimea details  grave human rights violations
    Sep29

    U.N. report on Crimea details grave human rights violations

    GENEVA – The human rights situation in Crimea has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, says a United Nations report that details how residents there were affected when Ukrainian laws were substituted by those of Russia and Russian citizenship was imposed on tens of thousands of the peninsula’s residents. “Grave human rights...

    Russia left troops in Belarus after wargames: Ukraine
    Sep29

    Russia left troops in Belarus after wargames: Ukraine

    Russia has left troops behind after staging war games in Belarus despite promising not to, Ukraine’s Commander in Chief Viktor Muzhenko told Reuters. …read more Source: The Daily...

    SS death squad soldiers, tracked down by Nazi hunter, face national TV audience
    Sep29

    SS death squad soldiers, tracked down by Nazi hunter, face national TV audience

    Einsatzgruppen members killing Jews in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo12/UIG via Getty Images) BERLIN (JTA) — A German television channel broadcast interviews with two alleged members of World War II Nazi death squads located with help from a Nazi hunter based in Israel. Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem went public with the names...

    Crimean Tatar leader convicted of ‘separatism’ will not seek clemency
    Sep29

    Crimean Tatar leader convicted of ‘separatism’ will not seek clemency

    Ilmi Umerov, who was sentenced to jail for comments about Russia’s annexation, says he will not ask for mercy despite illnessesA Crimean Tatar leader sentenced to two years in jail for opposing Russian rule in the annexed territory has said he will not appeal to the Kremlin for mercy, despite illnesses that mean his life could be at risk in...

    Thirteenth world meeting of Bulgarian media due in October in Moldova
    Sep29

    Thirteenth world meeting of Bulgarian media due in October in Moldova

    From 4 to 8 October the Moldovan capital Chisinau is hosting the 13th world meeting of the Bulgarian media. The forum is organized again by the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) and the Association of Bulgarian Media in the world. Moldova has been selected as a venue, because the region of Bessarabia is the home of the largest and most compact...