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    Roma, Jews in Hungary celebrate gypsy singer’s progress in Eurovision song contest
    May12

    Roma, Jews in Hungary celebrate gypsy singer’s progress in Eurovision song contest

    (JTA) — Roma and Jewish groups in Hungary celebrated as a Roma singer’s song about oppressed minorities advanced to the finals of the Eurovision song contest. Joci Pápai, 35, is the first Roma to represent Hungary in the continental song competition among 42 countries. He made the cut in the semi-finals Thursday night in Kiev, along with...

    Yanukovych trial for treason starts as Interpol removes him from wanted list
    May12

    Yanukovych trial for treason starts as Interpol removes him from wanted list

    KYIV – A day before the trial of Viktor Yanukovych for treason started in Kyiv on May 4, his lawyers announced that the disgraced former president of Ukraine is no longer wanted by Interpol. The world’s largest international police organization subsequently confirmed the information. “Interpol has thus confirmed the fact that criminal cases...

    U.S. to provide $560 M to Ukraine
    May12

    U.S. to provide $560 M to Ukraine

    KYIV – On Thursday, May 4, the U.S. Congress passed the defense spending bill for fiscal 2017, which provides for the allocation of $560 million in aid to Kyiv, of which $350 million will be used to strengthen the country’s defenses. The next day, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2017 was signed by President Donald […] …read...

    Ukrainians to commemorate three major historical events
    May12

    Ukrainians to commemorate three major historical events

    NEW YORK – An initiative meeting of Ukrainian national community organizations, along with the Society of Veterans of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army Inc., the Organization for the Defense of Lemkivschyna (OOL) and Former Members of Ukrainian Insurgent Army-UPA, took place on March 4 at the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America headquarters on the...

    Connecticut UNA District holds spring meeting
    May12

    Connecticut UNA District holds spring meeting

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Connecticut UNA District’s spring meeting was held on Saturday, April 22, at St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven. The meeting was attended by UNA National Secretary Yuriy Symczyk and UNA Adviser Gloria Horbaty. The meeting was held after the presentation by Dr. Petrusia G. Kotlar on “Wellness and […]...

    Portugal puts Eurovision hopes in big-hearted crooner
    May12

    Portugal puts Eurovision hopes in big-hearted crooner

    A few weeks ago, Salvador Sobral, a 27-year-old crooner tipped as a favourite for Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest, was an unknown artist waiting for a heart transplant. But with his intimate rendering of the melancholic “Amar Pelos Dois” (For the Both of Us) written by his older sister Luisa — a success in her own right — Sobral is...

    Trump meets with Klimkin and Chaly at White House
    May12

    Trump meets with Klimkin and Chaly at White House

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump received Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the White House on Wednesday, May 11. The leaders discussed further efforts to support Ukraine. That meeting was preceded by talks between Minister Klimkin and U.S. Vice-President Michael Pence on the same day. The interlocutors discussed...

    Ceremony at Embassy of Ukraine marks 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine relations
    May12

    Ceremony at Embassy of Ukraine marks 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine relations

    WASHINGTON – While visiting the U.S. capital May 8-10 for meetings with representatives of the Munich Security Conference, Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin also participated in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine diplomatic relations at the Embassy of Ukraine on May 8. During that evening reception, he...

    Senators ask Trump to engage with Ukraine before meeting with Vladimir Putin
    May12

    Senators ask Trump to engage with Ukraine before meeting with Vladimir Putin

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on May 8 sent a letter to President Donald Trump encouraging him to prioritize meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 conference in July. Identifying the importance of engaging longstanding American allies as a priority...

    Former director of CIUS speaks on “Global (Dis)Order and Ukraine”
    May12

    Former director of CIUS speaks on “Global (Dis)Order and Ukraine”

    EDMONTON, Alberta – Bohdan Krawchenko, former director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, recently delivered three lectures in Canada on “The Global (Dis)Order and Ukraine.” He spoke first at the J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture in Winnipeg on March 8, then delivered the annual Shevchenko Lecture in Edmonton on March 10...