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    Moscow hands out Russian passports in Donbas as Putin recognizes DNR and LNR documents
    Feb24

    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
    Feb24

    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
    Feb24

    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...

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on third anniversary of Russian aggression
    Feb24

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on third anniversary of Russian aggression

    The following statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the “Third Anniversary of Military Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine” was released on February 20. (The text of the English translation has been slightly edited for clarity.) On February 20, 2014, the Russian Federation launched the military aggression...

    Haran speaks on geopolitical attitudes in Ukraine and their policy implications
    Feb24

    Haran speaks on geopolitical attitudes in Ukraine and their policy implications

    MONTREAL – Ukrainians were interested in joining the European Union before the Euro-Maidan, but it was not at the top of their list of nation-building priorities. The idea of Ukrainians identifying themselves with Western Europe, rather than with Russia, did not generate enough power to mobilize the nation until 2014. In a recent lecture at […]...

    “Bitter Harvest” presents opportunity
    Feb24

    “Bitter Harvest” presents opportunity

    Dear Editor: The film “Bitter Harvest” provides us with the opportunity to put the spotlight on the topics of Ukraine, genocide and the Holodomor beyond the Ukrainian community among Americans, Canadians, etc. Within the Ukrainian community, the film “Bitter Harvest” is rightfully receiving appropriate attention. Please send film fliers to your...

    Ukrainian National Museum presents talk on Museum of Book and Printing in Ukraine
    Feb24

    Ukrainian National Museum presents talk on Museum of Book and Printing in Ukraine

    CHICAGO – Valentyna Bochkovska-Martynovych, director of the Museum of Book and Printing in Ukraine and a Fulbright scholar for 2016-2017, delivered a presentation on December 30, 2016, at the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago. She has served as director of the museum in Kyiv since 2008. In her first note as director, she wrote: “Our […]...

    NEW RELEASE: Children’s book of “Stories for Every Season”
    Feb24

    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
    Feb24

    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
    Feb24

    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...