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    Ukraine mourns economist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90
    Oct28

    Ukraine mourns economist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90

    KYIV – Everything that Bohdan Hawrylyshyn did in life “started with a dream,” he liked to say. He always stayed true to his Ukrainian roots and followed a simple credo. “Learn. Dream. Work with joy. Love people. Love life,” he wrote on his eponymous charity foundation’s website that he founded in 2009 to send Ukrainians […] …read more...

    Russia sends naval destroyer Smetlivy to Syria: state newspaper
    Oct28

    Russia sends naval destroyer Smetlivy to Syria: state newspaper

    MOSCOW – Russia on Friday despatched the naval destroyer Smetlivy to Syria to join its battle group there for a few months, Russian government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported. It said the heavily armed ship had left the Crimean port of… …read more Source:...

    Finland walks a 1,300 kilometer fine-line with Russia
    Oct28

    Finland walks a 1,300 kilometer fine-line with Russia

    European leaders spend a lot of time fretting about Russia these days, but no EU nation has more direct experience in managing an uneasy relationship with Moscow than Finland, which shares a 1,300-kilometer border with Russia and spent the Cold War claiming fragile neutrality. Finland abandoned its political neutrality in 1995 when it joined the...

    Antarctica to hold the world’s largest marine reserve
    Oct28

    Antarctica to hold the world’s largest marine reserve

    After years of diplomatic talks, the European Union and 24 other nations agreed Friday to establish the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica. The deal protects 600,000 square miles of ocean, which is more than twice the size of Texas, near the Ross Sea ice shelf, banning all fishing in nearly three-fourths of the reserve. Scientists...

    Dutch PM says he may agree to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty
    Oct28

    Dutch PM says he may agree to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said his government may submit a bill revoking his country’s support for the treaty establishing closer ties between the European Union and Ukraine. Rutte has said rejection of the association agreement would be a mistake and would weaken European unity, but that if efforts to find a compromise...

    E-mail leak shows Russia’s plan to destabilize Ukraine
    Oct28

    E-mail leak shows Russia’s plan to destabilize Ukraine

    KYIV – Further evidence that the Kremlin engineered the armed uprising in eastern Ukraine surfaced on October 25 when a Ukrainian hacker group published e-mail data allegedly belonging to Vladislav Surkov, the Russian president’s top aide and point man on Ukraine and the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Comprising 2,337...

    Outgoing president of UCCA reflects on challenges of her eight years in office
    Oct28

    Outgoing president of UCCA reflects on challenges of her eight years in office

    Tamara Olexy served two terms (eight years) as president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America. The UCCA’s recent Congress of Ukrainian Americans elected Andriy Futey as her successor, and our Kyiv colleague Mark Raczkiewycz spoke with him via Skype about his new role (See “Newly elected president of UCCA speaks about the tasks...

    Ukraine scores diplomatic breakthrough: ‘Security first, elections next,’ the West concedes
    Oct28

    Ukraine scores diplomatic breakthrough: ‘Security first, elections next,’ the West concedes

    After long resisting Western pressure to implement the political points in the Minsk agreements, Ukraine scored a diplomatic victory last week when the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passed two important resolutions. The first resolution officially defines the conflict in Ukraine as Russian aggression, countering those who...

    Portman receives Shevchenko Freedom Award
    Oct28

    Portman receives Shevchenko Freedom Award

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) received the Shevchenko Freedom Award, the highest accolade awarded by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Ukrainians in America. As noted by the UCCA, the award, named after Ukraine’s poet-laureate and national hero Taras Shevchenko, is...

    Germany to send tanks to Russian border
    Oct28

    Germany to send tanks to Russian border

    Germany has confirmed it is sending Leopard 2 tanks to Lithuania as part of NATO plans to reinforce the Baltic States. But the presence is largely symbolic, since Russia is still militarily superior in the region. Protecting Lithuania from Russia is to be Germany’s responsibility, according to the new NATO defense plans that emerged at this...