: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Soviet Media: Sanitizing Chernobyl
    Apr22

    Soviet Media: Sanitizing Chernobyl

    In the days, weeks and months after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, facts were hard to come by. Especially if you were watching Soviet media at the time. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor  calls into question parliamentary coalition
    Apr22

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor calls into question parliamentary coalition

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confidently declared this week that Ukraine’s political crisis is over after the new Cabinet was elected on April 14. Yet the voting in the Verkhovna Rada at the April 21 session proved otherwise. Rada Chair Andriy Parubiy asked national deputies to vote to include on the daily agenda a […]...

    Russia suspends Crimean Tatar  Mejlis for ‘extremist activities’
    Apr22

    Russia suspends Crimean Tatar Mejlis for ‘extremist activities’

    The Russian Justice Ministry has suspended the Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body due to what it called “extremist activities,” marking a fresh escalation in Moscow’s crackdown against a group that has broadly opposed Russia’s forcible annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The ministry said in an April 18 statement...

    Groysman or Hroysman?
    Apr22

    Groysman or Hroysman?

    Mariia Budiakova, press officer of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States, asked by The Ukrainian Weekly and Svoboda how the name of Ukraine’s new prime minister should be spelled in English and Ukrainian, responded that in English his name is written Volodymyr Groysman, while in Ukrainian it is Володимир Борисович Гройсман (Volodymyr...

    Going forward: Three steps
    Apr22

    Going forward: Three steps

    The two-year battle to defend Ukraine from Russia calls for an assessment. High marks go to Ukraine’s ATO forces. Originating with the young protesters from the Maidan, the fighters had little but their bare hands to repel the invader. Not only have they withstood Russia, virtually on their own, but their endurance is accumulating other […]...

    Ukraine’s reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers
    Apr22

    Ukraine’s reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers

    Continuing the listing from last week, following are the Cabinet ministers approved on April 14 by the Verkhovna Rada. (The brief profiles were prepared by Kyiv correspondent Zenon Zawada.) Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, 51: He has served for 18 months, largely responsible for managing finances and personnel rather than developing military...

    UAYA branches complete “Warming Hearts with Warmth” project
    Apr22

    UAYA branches complete “Warming Hearts with Warmth” project

    NEW YORK – For the second consecutive year, the Ukrainian American Youth Association (UAYA) in the United States, in conjunction with the worldwide governing body of the organization, were the “angels” that St. Nicholas relied upon to bring joy to children in Ukraine under the auspices of a humanitarian project called “Warming Hearts with...

    AP Exclusive: Ukraine children eat food tainted by Chernobyl
    Apr22

    AP Exclusive: Ukraine children eat food tainted by Chernobyl

    Viktoria Vetrova knows the risk her four children take in drinking milk from the family’s two cows and eating dried mushrooms and berries from the forest. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    OSCE Concerned About New Ukraine Cinema Law
    Apr22

    OSCE Concerned About New Ukraine Cinema Law

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has warned that recent legislative steps in Ukraine could limit free media and the free flow of information. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama’s royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes
    Apr22

    Obama’s royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes

    LONDON — Most people send a card, call, or post on Facebook for someone’s birthday, but President Barack Obama went the extra mile on Friday — thousands of miles, actually — to deliver 90th birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II over lunch at Windsor Castle. Britain’s oldest and longest-serving monarch celebrated her birthday a day...