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    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; President Assad vows to fight on
    Feb12

    Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; President Assad vows to fight on

    Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with its relentless bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight on until he regains full control of the country. Although billed as a potential breakthrough, the “cessation of hostilities” agreement does not take effect...

    Community bids farewell to Ambassador Sergeyev
    Feb12

    Community bids farewell to Ambassador Sergeyev

    NEW YORK – Representatives of Ukrainian American community organizations and institutions gathered here at the Ukrainian Restaurant on Sunday, January 10, to bid a fond farewell to Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine’s permanent representative to the United Nations from 2007 until the end of 2015, and his wife, Dr. Nataliya Sergeyev. Tamara...

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead
    Feb12

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead

    The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. That will require a special budget request of $3.4 billion for next year. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while spending far less...

    Minsk myths
    Feb12

    Minsk myths

    If one were to believe Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine is not fulfilling its commitments under the Minsk agreements, while Russia is. “Ukraine sits back and does nothing,” forcing sanctions to remain in place, Mr. Lavrov charged, adding, “Europe no longer wants to be held hostage to this...

    February 18, 2014
    Feb12

    February 18, 2014

    Two years ago, on February 18, 2014, the Revolution of Dignity saw the beginning of its bloodiest days in Kyiv, which ended three days later with more than 100 civilians dead – many by gunfire. More than 10,000 protesters marched on February 18 to the Parliament in hopes of urging the government’s return to the […] …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian cooking shakes off the old Soviet fur coat
    Feb12

    Ukrainian cooking shakes off the old Soviet fur coat

    Forget the stereotype: Ukranian cuisine is about more than just borscht, as a new cookbook shows. “Potatoes,” Olia Hercules fumes. “Everyone thinks I’ve written a book about bloody potatoes.” It must be said that there is the odd spud in Mamushka (Mitchell Beazley), her surprisingly colourful celebration of Ukrainian food (after all, how...

    A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food
    Feb12

    A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food

    Image: A Russian military parade dedicated to the anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-45). Author: Kremlin.ru News coverage of the trial of a Russian soldier accused of killing all seven members of an Armenian family in 2015 has revived the issue of Russian neglect and mistreatment of its troops. The question of Russian troops...

    ‘Cessation of hostilities’ in Syria lets Russia keep bombing
    Feb12

    ‘Cessation of hostilities’ in Syria lets Russia keep bombing

    Major powers agreed on Friday to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to halt Russian bombing poised to give government forces their biggest victory of the five-year-old war. If implemented, the deal would allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged towns. It has the potential to be the first...

    Ukrainians Block Russian Trucks On Border With Belarus
    Feb12

    Ukrainians Block Russian Trucks On Border With Belarus

    Belarusian customs officials inform they are ready for the situation and promise “further steps.” …read more Source:...

    Chicago community marks Unity Day, honors heroes defending Ukraine
    Feb12

    Chicago community marks Unity Day, honors heroes defending Ukraine

    CHICAGO – The annual event marking Ukraine’s independence of January 22, 1918, and the unification of eastern and western Ukraine of January 22, 1919, was held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on January 24. As in previous years, the commemoration was organized by the Illinois Division of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)....