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    Banker embarks on overhauling Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison system
    Apr21

    Banker embarks on overhauling Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison system

    KYIV – The dimly lit cavernous hallways of the tsarist-era Lukyanivska Prison emit a dank and musky smell. Unmitigated mold growth and years of neglect have rendered a whole cell wing and the basement uninhabitable, even by Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison standards. Called “Katka” by its inmates – after Catherine II of Russia who ruled the […]...

    New Jersey District Committee holds annual meeting at UNA Home Office
    Apr21

    New Jersey District Committee holds annual meeting at UNA Home Office

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The New Jersey District Committee of the Ukrainian National Association held its annual meeting here at the UNA Home Office on Friday, April 7, with representatives of UNA Branches 25, 37, 42, 133, 155, 171, 269 and 287 in attendance. District Chairman Oksana Stanko opened the proceedings by welcoming all to the […] …read...

    American citizens should care  about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
    Apr21

    American citizens should care about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    Many commentators have now answered U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s question, “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” But they have failed to point out why that is the wrong question – and why it reflects a profound change in the United States with far larger and more dangerous implications than some might […]...

    Why should Russian taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?
    Apr21

    Why should Russian taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?

    Eight days ago, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson posed a rhetorical question to his G-7 counterparts, “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” There are both compelling reasons why they should be and even more why the real question is why U.S. citizens should be...

    ICJ rejects Kyiv’s call to halt Russian support for separatists
    Apr21

    ICJ rejects Kyiv’s call to halt Russian support for separatists

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has refused Ukraine’s request to impose provisional measures against Russia to block what Kyiv says is Russia’s monetary and military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. But the court on April 19 did issue a provisional ruling calling for a halt to what it says is […]...

    Manor College event discusses education as battlefront of democracy in Ukraine
    Apr21

    Manor College event discusses education as battlefront of democracy in Ukraine

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – Over 100 members of the Ukrainian-American community traveled from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania to gather on April 6 at Manor College for a presentation on “Ukraine: Education as the Battlefront of Democracy.” The dialogue examined the most crucial areas of educational reform needed in...

    April ceasefire in Donbas: Opportunity for renewed Russian gains?
    Apr21

    April ceasefire in Donbas: Opportunity for renewed Russian gains?

    The truce was broken almost immediately: Russia-backed separatists started firing on Ukrainian positions just hours after the ceasefire went into effect. “Despite the declared truce, our forces have lost several [the exact number depends on the day] soldiers, several others have been wounded over the past day… Notwithstanding the casualties, the...

    Georgia and Ukraine welcome new thaw in bilateral relations
    Apr21

    Georgia and Ukraine welcome new thaw in bilateral relations

    Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili traveled to Ukraine on March 27, meeting with the host country’s President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The visit occurred within the framework of a GUAM summit. GUAM, a loose economic and political cooperation organization, brings together Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan...

    New York Ukrainian studies school pays respects to the great bard
    Apr21

    New York Ukrainian studies school pays respects to the great bard

    NEW YORK – On Saturday, March 11, Self-Reliance School of Ukrainian Studies in New York City paid its respects to the great Ukrainian bard, Taras Shevchenko. The annual celebration began with Principal Ivan Makar addressing the students and guests with these words: “Taras Shevchenko was a Ukrainian genius. He was the light that guided Ukrainians...

    Toms River children honor Shevchenko
    Apr21

    Toms River children honor Shevchenko

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. – Children of St. Stephen Ukrainian Catholic Church perform a concert on March 19 in honor of Taras Shevchenko. Organizers of the event included the Rev. Volodymyr Popyk, choreographer Nadiya Lemega and Maria Ivanys, as well as song and poem recitation instruction by Lilia Zayceva. The show was capped off by the […] …read...