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    Russia’s moves to gain  dominance in the Black Sea
    Feb26

    Russia’s moves to gain dominance in the Black Sea

    Russia’s primary objectives in the Black Sea region are to maximize its strategic and maritime influence there, isolate Ukraine and Georgia, weaken the cohesion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Black Sea security issues, and limit access to the area through the Turkish Straits for the navies of the United States and other...

    Russian actions in Crimea undercut support there for annexation, historian says
    Feb26

    Russian actions in Crimea undercut support there for annexation, historian says

    In Russian-annexed Crimea, the worsening economic situation, and the cavalier behavior of nouveaux riches from elsewhere in Russia is changing the attitudes of the local population about the peninsula being part of the Russian Federation, a Moscow historian says. In the February 18 issue of Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Aleksandr Shirokorad says that...

    Corruption in Ukraine
    Feb26

    Corruption in Ukraine

    “Dear friends; Ukraine’s grace period for tackling cronyism may have run out,” The Economist, February 13 (http://www.economist.com/news/europe/ 21692917-ukraines-grace-period-tackling-cronyism-may-have-run-out-dear-friends): …Ukraine’s Maidan revolution was supposed to roll back corruption and cronyism. Mr. [Ukraine’s economy...

    Ivan Pasichnyk listed  among Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30”
    Feb26

    Ivan Pasichnyk listed among Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30”

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ivan Pasichnyk, 28, a co-founder and CEO of an energy savings start-up company, was named among the Forbes’ magazine’s “30 under 30” list that recognized young leaders, creative inventors and entrepreneurs. Mr. Pasichyk, who hails from Kyiv, helped launch a project called Ecois.me, which sells specially designed...

    Designer Anna Karenina to show during 2016 New York Fashion Week
    Feb26

    Designer Anna Karenina to show during 2016 New York Fashion Week

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Fashion designer Anna Karenina (not her given name), a model-turned-designer from Kyiv, is a rising talent in the fashion industry and will be included at this year’s Fashion Week in New York. Born in Kremenchuk in 1995, she graduated from Kyiv State University of Technology and Design. Her modeling career began at […]...

    UNWLA branch ‘adopts’ a wounded warrior’s family
    Feb26

    UNWLA branch ‘adopts’ a wounded warrior’s family

    WHIPPANY, N.J. – The Christmas season ended on a joyous note for members of Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 75 with a life-affirming video chat with their newly “adopted” family – that of a wounded warrior from Kyiv. At the monthly meeting this past October, Ksenia Rakowsky, Branch 75 social welfare chair, and […]...

    Foreign Policy and the Tenth Republican Debate
    Feb26

    Foreign Policy and the Tenth Republican Debate

    The tenth Republican debate last night was an embarrassing display for all involved. Leaving aside the frequent shouting, hectoring, and whining from the different candidates, the discussion of policy was even more insipid than usual. The treatment of foreign policy seemed especially bad, but I suppose it was mostly the same things we’ve...

    Polish MPs Propose Building Fence on Border With Ukraine
    Feb26

    Polish MPs Propose Building Fence on Border With Ukraine

    Members of Poland’s nationalist party Kukiz-15 are calling for the construction of a fence on Poland’s border with Ukraine, Polskie Radio reports. Member of parliament Sylwester Chruszcz has warned that due to the tightening of border controls along the so-called West Balkan route into the E.U., more migrants will now try to enter...

    Pennsylvania high school student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian man whose visa had expired
    Feb26

    Pennsylvania high school student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian man whose visa had expired

    Artur Samarin was arrested and charged this week by the Harrisburg police, who say he pretended to be a high school student named Asher Potts …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukrainian Businessman Close To Kharkiv Mayor Shot Dead
    Feb26

    Ukrainian Businessman Close To Kharkiv Mayor Shot Dead

    A businessman and ally of the mayor of northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has been shot dead. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...