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    PM sticks to his guns amid fresh calls from U.S. for NATO allies to spend more
    Mar31

    PM sticks to his guns amid fresh calls from U.S. for NATO allies to spend more

    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doubled down Friday in his defence of Canadian military spending levels, as the U.S. brought fresh pressure to bear on NATO allies to pony up. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used his first NATO summit in Brussels to demand that all allies come up with a plan to increase the amount they spend on...

    US top diplomat demands NATO allies pay up
    Mar31

    US top diplomat demands NATO allies pay up

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed NATO allies on Friday (Mar 31) to ramp up military spending and denounced Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine, toughening the Trump administration’s tone toward Moscow. …read more Source: Channel...

    Voronenkov murder and arms dump explosion may suggest Putin is getting ready to attack
    Mar31

    Voronenkov murder and arms dump explosion may suggest Putin is getting ready to attack

    “Two terrible events in one day” – the murder in Kyiv of former Russian Duma member Denis Voronenkov and the blowing up of the Balakliya arms dump, the largest in Europe – may mean that Vladimir Putin has launched “a major diversion” in preparation for an expansion of his attacks on Ukraine, according to Avraam […] …read more Source: The...

    Bipartisan congressional resolution condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine
    Mar31

    Bipartisan congressional resolution condemns Russian aggression in Ukraine

    Urges maintenance of sanctions on Moscow WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on March 27 introduced a resolution condemning illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine and urging the president to maintain sanctions on Russia as long as it continues its military aggression in the country. The resolution follows the...

    Ukrainian Tobacco Giant Suspected Of Helping Fund Separatists
    Mar31

    Ukrainian Tobacco Giant Suspected Of Helping Fund Separatists

    Ukraine’s Tedis Ukraine tobacco giant has been accused of tax evasion and financing Russia-backed separatists that control parts of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New bill forces graft watchdogs to file declarations of assets
    Mar31

    New bill forces graft watchdogs to file declarations of assets

    KYIV – Controversial amendments to the nation’s “e-declaration” law that require corruption watchdogs registered in Ukraine to file asset declarations went into effect on March 30. President Petro Poroshenko signed the bill this week after the Verkhovna Rada approved changes to Ukraine’s anti-corruption legislation on March 23. The...

    Ukraine asks U.S. for status  as major non-NATO ally
    Mar31

    Ukraine asks U.S. for status as major non-NATO ally

    KYIV – Ukrainian national deputies on March 22 adopted draft resolution No. 6111 – the appeal of the Verkhovna Rada to the U.S. Congress regarding security guarantees. The resolution was supported by 232 members of the Ukrainian Parliament. “Ukraine seeks to significantly deepen the bilateral security partnership between Ukraine and the United...

    D.C.’s dysfunction may embolden Moscow, as Russian defector is gunned down in Kyiv
    Mar31

    D.C.’s dysfunction may embolden Moscow, as Russian defector is gunned down in Kyiv

    Diplomats from the United States and Russian are preparing for U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s planned visit to Moscow next month. Mr. Tillerson will be talking with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, and possibly meeting President Vladimir Putin. Traditionally, U.S. secretaries of state have an audience with Mr. Putin while in...

    European Union poised to scrap visa requirements for Ukraine
    Mar31

    European Union poised to scrap visa requirements for Ukraine

    Negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union struck an informal deal on February 28 for Ukrainian citizens to travel visa free throughout the European Union, except for in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Later, the deal was endorsed by the civil liberties committee of the European Parliament (Ukrayinska Pravda,...

    UNA representatives visit St. Nicholas Parish in Passaic
    Mar31

    UNA representatives visit St. Nicholas Parish in Passaic

    PASSAIC, N.J. – The New Jersey District of the Ukrainian National Association hosted a presentation by Roman Osadca titled “The World of Garlic” on Sunday, March 5, after liturgy at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Passaic N.J. This was the third in a series of fraternal events sponsored by the UNA that were tailored […] …read more...