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    Groysman acts to renew slipping Western support
    May06

    Groysman acts to renew slipping Western support

    KYIV – The new Cabinet of Ministers that emerged in Ukraine in mid-April drew swift skepticism from Western authorities as it was cleared of foreign-born reformers, among them Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, who was being considered to lead a technocratic government. Instead, insiders – many with shady pasts – took the reins. “If the elites […]...

    Bill links Russia sanctions relief to Crimea’s return to Ukraine
    May06

    Bill links Russia sanctions relief to Crimea’s return to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – A new bill in the U.S. Congress would prevent the White House from lifting a raft of sanctions against Russia until Ukraine restores control over Crimea, which Moscow forcibly annexed in 2014, or settles the peninsula’s status to Kyiv’s satisfaction. The legislation, announced on April 29 by Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and...

    U.N. marks 30th anniversary  of Chornobyl with special session
    May06

    U.N. marks 30th anniversary of Chornobyl with special session

    UNITED NATIONS – The 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster was commemorated during the opening of the 92nd plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on April 26 by Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark, president of the General Assembly, representatives of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, and speakers representing other regions of the...

    Ukraine’s new government  expected to continue reforms
    May06

    Ukraine’s new government expected to continue reforms

    On April 14, Ukraine’s Parliament replaced the Cabinet of unpopular Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk with one headed by Volodymyr Groysman, who had served as Parliament speaker since November 2014. A former mayor of President Petro Poroshenko’s electoral and business stronghold of Vinnytsia, Mr. Groysman has always been in Mr....

    Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family
    May06

    Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family

    (JTA) — The deputy speaker of the Knesset, Hilik Bar, attended a ceremony in a Polish town that renamed its main square for his great-grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust. The renaming ceremony last week in Skulsk, 120 miles west of Warsaw, was in memory of Yitzhak Kotowski, a head of the local Jewish community who was murdered in the...

    Philadelphia cathedral hosts “Pray for Ukraine” event
    May06

    Philadelphia cathedral hosts “Pray for Ukraine” event

    PHILADELPHIA – Оn Sunday, April 17, the golden-domed Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia hosted the “Pray for Ukraine” event. The solemn commemorative concert and prayer service recalled the 30th anniversary of Chornobyl and focused on the undeclared war being waged by Russia in the east of Ukraine. The event...

    Thirty years ago, and today
    May06

    Thirty years ago, and today

    April 26 marked the 30th anniversary of the deadly and fateful nuclear disaster at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Most of us who remember that day and the days that followed also remember our helpless reactions to the enormity of the disaster. The Soviet Union did not acknowledge that an accident had taken […] …read more...

    Chornobyl nuclear disaster is recalled with program at Wesleyan University
    May06

    Chornobyl nuclear disaster is recalled with program at Wesleyan University

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Tuesday, April 26, students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear tragedy in Ukraine with a performance of “Voices from Chernobyl.” Adapted, produced and directed by Wesleyan history major Rachel Santee, “Voices from Chernobyl” consisted of 10 monologues taken from...

    Understanding the Maidan: More than a place, more than a moment in time
    May06

    Understanding the Maidan: More than a place, more than a moment in time

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – “Maidan” is a word that is now synonymous with Ukraine’s latest self-organized movement and the values that inspired it. The name comes from the location where the protesters gathered – the Maidan Nezalezhnosty (Independence Square) – which is a central space in Kyiv and a place with a long history of civic […]...

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption
    May06

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption

    KYIV – During a mid-April phone call, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko received his latest exhortation from U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to combat corruption in order to receive the latest U.S. financial aid. Yet Mr. Poroshenko himself and his political associates are alleged to be involved in numerous corruption scandals that have been...