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    A resignation with ramifications
    Feb05

    A resignation with ramifications

    KYIV – It came as no surprise that President Petro Poroshenko met with Aivaras Abromavicius within hours of his resignation on February 3 to convince him to remain as minister of economic development and trade. Mr. Abromavicius is merely the latest Western-backed reformer to go public with complaints about corruption in the government, but he […]...

    Pope to Meet Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch in Cuba
    Feb05

    Pope to Meet Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch in Cuba

    Pope Francis, leader of the Roman Catholic Church and Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, will meet next week in Cuba, both churches announced Friday. The February 12 meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kirill will be the first ever between the heads of the two churches and has been hailed by both denominations as an...

    Crimea’s annexation by Russia returns to Kyiv’s international agenda
    Feb05

    Crimea’s annexation by Russia returns to Kyiv’s international agenda

    Up to now, the shaky ceasefire in Ukraine’s Donbas region has mostly continued to hold (see Eurasia Daily Monitor, January 21). And thus, the Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in early 2014, has returned near the top of Kyiv’s international agenda. Following the severance of Ukraine’s economic ties with...

    Multimedia exhibit declares: “Ukraine Exists”
    Feb05

    Multimedia exhibit declares: “Ukraine Exists”

    WHIPPANY, N.J. – The multimedia exhibit “Ukraine Exists,” which was on view at the United Nations on January 8-20, opened on January 31 at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey (UACCNJ). The exhibit, which will be open until February 15, features contemporary artwork, including paintings, installations, posters, embroidery,...

    EU Warns Kyiv That Russia Sanctions Could Hinge On Reforms
    Feb05

    EU Warns Kyiv That Russia Sanctions Could Hinge On Reforms

    Denmark’s foreign minister has said that if Ukraine does not implement modernization reforms it risks undermining European Union support for maintaining sanctions against Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    “Invasion Redux” exhibit opens at Ukrainian Institute of America
    Feb05

    “Invasion Redux” exhibit opens at Ukrainian Institute of America

    NEW YORK – An exhibition by Kyiv-based artist Mykola Zhuravel titled “Invasion Redux” opened at the Ukrainian Institute of America on January 22 and is on view through February 14. The artist’s paintings, artistic photographs, three-dimensional panels, installations and videos depict the tragic events of the hybrid war being brutally waged...

    Ukraine Gets First Military Drones To Fight Russian-Backed Rebels In Donetsk And Luhansk
    Feb05

    Ukraine Gets First Military Drones To Fight Russian-Backed Rebels In Donetsk And Luhansk

    The Ukrainian military received its first military drones earlier this week as part of a partnership with the country’s state-owned defense company Ukroboronprom, which developed and built the unmanned aerial vehicles to help in the fight against Russian-backed rebels in the east of the country. …read more Source: International...

    2015: Our community  mourns their passing
    Feb05

    2015: Our community mourns their passing

    During 2014 our community mourned the passing of many of its prominent members: musicians, scholars, artists, community activists, human rights activists, journalists and others. Among them were the following, listed in the order of their passing. Andriy Kuzmenko (“Kuzma”), 47, hugely popular singer in Ukraine who was also politically active and...

    If Aleppo falls, Putin could get the military prize he’s been craving
    Feb05

    If Aleppo falls, Putin could get the military prize he’s been craving

    Thomson ReutersVladimir Putin thinks Russian air strikes in Syria have helped turn the war’s tide but the pace of the Syrian army’s advance has frustrated him, some sources say. If Aleppo falls, he could get the military and symbolic prize he has been craving. More than four months of Russian air strikes have stabilized the government...

    2015: Academia: A 400th anniversary, scholarly conferences and books
    Feb05

    2015: Academia: A 400th anniversary, scholarly conferences and books

    The year 2015 was marked by a very significant commemoration, namely the 400th anniversary of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. One highlight of the celebrations was the June 28 attendance of President Petro Poroshenko at the convocation at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA). In view of the fact that Pylyp Orlyk – the author of the first […]...