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    Ukraine Braces For Saakashvili’s Possible Return
    Sep08

    Ukraine Braces For Saakashvili’s Possible Return

    After being stripped of Ukrainian citizenship by President Petro Poroshenko, Mikheil Saakashvili will try to return to his once-adoptive country despite the threat of extradition to Georgia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Deadly Car Blast In Central Kyiv
    Sep08

    Deadly Car Blast In Central Kyiv

    A car exploded in the center of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, killing the driver, who was identified by police as a member of a Ukrainian volunteer battalion who fought against Russia-backed separatists in the country’s east. Timur Makhauri, a Chechen with Georgian citizenship, died when his black Toyota Camry with Georgian plates exploded...

    FSB Document: Missing Ukrainian Teen Faces Terrorism-Related Charges In Russia
    Sep08

    FSB Document: Missing Ukrainian Teen Faces Terrorism-Related Charges In Russia

    A Ukrainian teenager who was allegedly lured into Belarus by the Russian security services is being held in Russia on suspicion of terrorism-related crimes, according to a copy of an official Russian document seen by RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Will Not Win a Diplomatic Tit-for-Tat With the US
    Sep08

    Russia Will Not Win a Diplomatic Tit-for-Tat With the US

    The recent U.S.-Russian tit-for-tat—the expulsion of diplomats and the closing of consulates—appears to be resulting in more parity of representation between the two global powers. That is no bad thing. According to the White House, the United States and Russia now have three diplomatic facilities in each other’s countries and a like number...

    Toronto celebrates Ukraine’s independence, Canada’s 150th anniversary
    Sep08

    Toronto celebrates Ukraine’s independence, Canada’s 150th anniversary

    TORONTO – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Toronto Branch (UCC-Toronto) welcomed over 12,000 people to the 26th annual Ukrainian Independence Day celebration on Saturday, August 19, at Centennial Park in Toronto for what is the largest such celebration in North America and the diaspora. The 2017 Independence Day celebration marked not only over a...

    Ukraine’s Donbas war veterans fight invisible foe of post-combat stress
    Sep08

    Ukraine’s Donbas war veterans fight invisible foe of post-combat stress

    KYIV – Vasyl Bondar faced a new foe when he came home from a tour of duty in a Ukrainian naval forces unit that included nearly nine months in the frontline Donetsk Oblast town of Shyrokyne where he often faced shelling from Russian-led forces. Returning to civilian life in November 2016, the 42-year-old native Kyivan started fighting an enemy...

    Konowal Walk opens at WWI memorial in France

    LOOS-EN-GOHELLE, France – Hundreds of people from France and a sizeable delegation of Ukrainians from the diaspora attended the public unveiling of the Battle of Hill 70 Memorial at Loos-en-Gohelle, France, on August 22. Included in the ceremony was the official opening of the Konowal Walk. Cpl. Filip Konowal’s valor 100 years ago at the...

    Back-to-school ceasefire fails to take hold as Europe braces for Zapad military drills
    Sep07

    Back-to-school ceasefire fails to take hold as Europe braces for Zapad military drills

    KYIV – When the school year resumes on September 1, the more than 200,000 children living in the Donbas war zone will face life-threatening conditions. More than 54,000 children live in the Ukrainian government-controlled part of easternmost Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts alone, according to the United Nations. Like other interim truces within the...

    How we celebrated Ukrainian Independence Day
    Sep07

    How we celebrated Ukrainian Independence Day

    Via our page on Facebook, The Ukrainian Weekly invited friends to send in photos and captions of how they celebrated Ukrainian Independence Day wherever they might be. Here’s a selection of the responses. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Mattis emphasizes support for Ukraine, says U.S. is considering lethal weapons
    Sep07

    Mattis emphasizes support for Ukraine, says U.S. is considering lethal weapons

    KYIV – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has accused Russia of seeking to “redraw international borders by force” and said that Washington is “actively reviewing” supplying Ukraine with lethal defensive weaponry. Mr. Mattis, the first U.S. defense chief to visit Ukraine in a decade, also reiterated that the United States “won’t accept”...