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    ‘Peace Plan’ Lawmaker Stripped Of Ukrainian Citizenship By Presidential Decree
    May05

    ‘Peace Plan’ Lawmaker Stripped Of Ukrainian Citizenship By Presidential Decree

    Andriy Artemenko, a Ukrainian lawmaker whose plan to resolve the three-year-old conflict in Ukraine reportedly wound up on the desk of then-U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, has been stripped of his citizenship by presidential decree, the State Migration Service says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘A Dead Soldier Is No Enemy’ — Repatriating The Fallen In Ukraine
    May05

    ‘A Dead Soldier Is No Enemy’ — Repatriating The Fallen In Ukraine

    A mother finds her son’s body, three years after he was killed in Ukraine — thanks to volunteers who repatriate bodies following the credo: “A dead soldier is not an enemy.” (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Moment An OSCE Vehicle Explodes In Ukraine
    May05

    The Moment An OSCE Vehicle Explodes In Ukraine

    This video shows the moment a vehicle carrying OSCE monitors hit a roadside bomb in an area of Luhansk Province, eastern Ukraine, controlled by Russia-backed separatists. An American paramedic, Joseph Stone, was killed in the April 23 blast — the first member of the OSCE mission to die in the 3-year-old conflict. RFE/RL obtained the video...

    Ukraine media environment improved, challenges remain, says Freedom House
    May05

    Ukraine media environment improved, challenges remain, says Freedom House

    Freedom House’s graphics about press freedom worldwide in 2016. Occupied Crimea among worst in press freedom KYIV – Crimea is the fourth least press-friendly territory or country in the world, independent democracy watchdog Freedom House found in its latest report on press freedom published in April. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s media...

    Putin and Merkel differ over Ukraine peace talks
    May05

    Putin and Merkel differ over Ukraine peace talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Russian Black Sea port of Sochi for talks focusing on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as on strained bilateral relations. Both leaders said after their May 2 meeting that it is essential for all parties to fulfill their commitments under […] …read...

    Relations between Russia and Turkey undermined by status of Crimea
    May05

    Relations between Russia and Turkey undermined by status of Crimea

    Evading questions surrounding Crimea, which Russia illegally annexed from Ukraine in early 2014, has become an unofficial guiding principle in bilateral Turkish-Russian relations. By certain measures, Russian-Turkish relations appear to be firmly developing in a positive direction, but in fact serious points of contention continue to undermine...

    Illinois congressman writes to Tillerson about why Ukraine needs U.S. support
    May05

    Illinois congressman writes to Tillerson about why Ukraine needs U.S. support

    The following letter was sent by Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R-Ill.)to U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on April 13. Dear Secretary Tillerson: As you conclude your official visit to Europe and the Russian Federation, I write to express my strong support for Ukraine and the U.S.-Ukraine relationship. The United States must do everything […]...

    Two years on, no second thoughts on opening Ukraine’s KGB archives ‘to everyone’
    May05

    Two years on, no second thoughts on opening Ukraine’s KGB archives ‘to everyone’

    Just over two years ago, on April 9, 2015, Ukraine’s Parliament adopted a historic law on opening up the country’s Soviet-era secret-police archives. In the new law’s first full year in effect, requests for information and access boomed by 138 percent. “It is very important for us that everyone has the chance to look at […]...

    UCC statement on Akcja Wisla
    May05

    UCC statement on Akcja Wisla

    The following statement was released by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on April 28. April 28, 2017, marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of Operation Vistula (Akcja Wisla), the forcible deportation by the Soviet-backed Polish government of Ukrainians from their ancestral lands in what is today eastern Poland. Ukrainians living in the...

    Thousands come to annual St. Thomas pilgrimage
    May05

    Thousands come to annual St. Thomas pilgrimage

    SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – Early Saturday morning, as the robins were singing their songs and the geese were flying overhead, silhouetted against the darkening clouds, the words “Христос Воскрес/Christ is Risen“ echoed cheerfully through the Metropolia Center of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A., echoing through the damp air across the...