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    Moldova Indicts, Sentences Individuals Who Fought As Mercenaries In Ukraine
    Feb12

    Moldova Indicts, Sentences Individuals Who Fought As Mercenaries In Ukraine

    Moldovan prosecutors say Russian-backed separatists in southeastern Ukraine have been hiring Moldovan mercenaries to fight on their side, sometimes promising as much as $3,000 monthly. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bypassing Russia, Ukraine becomes another “Silk Road” terminus
    Feb12

    Bypassing Russia, Ukraine becomes another “Silk Road” terminus

    Since an uprising unseated the pro-Russian regime of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014, relations between Kyiv and Moscow have gone from bad to worse. Responding to a recent ban of Ukrainian imports and seeking a way to reach post-Soviet Central Asian states and East Asia without transiting Russia, on January 15 Ukraine...

    Ukrainian bishops issue urgent appeal to the politicians and people of Ukraine
    Feb12

    Ukrainian bishops issue urgent appeal to the politicians and people of Ukraine

    Concern for the common good and the concentration of all available resources toward the defense of human dignity and the establishment of social justice in our nation must become the consolidating factors for all of society and its leaders. Address of the Synod of Bishops of the Kyiv-Galician Major Archbishopric of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic...

    EU debate initiative sparks  fears of concessions to Russia
    Feb12

    EU debate initiative sparks fears of concessions to Russia

    BRUSSELS – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini initiated an internal debate last month with a group of fellow European commissioners on how to improve cooperation with Russia, causing concern among EU members that want to keep up the pressure on Moscow over its interference in Ukraine, sources have told RFE/RL. The discussion...

    Community bids farewell to Ambassador Sergeyev
    Feb12

    Community bids farewell to Ambassador Sergeyev

    NEW YORK – Representatives of Ukrainian American community organizations and institutions gathered here at the Ukrainian Restaurant on Sunday, January 10, to bid a fond farewell to Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukraine’s permanent representative to the United Nations from 2007 until the end of 2015, and his wife, Dr. Nataliya Sergeyev. Tamara...

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead
    Feb12

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead

    The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. That will require a special budget request of $3.4 billion for next year. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while spending far less...

    Minsk myths
    Feb12

    Minsk myths

    If one were to believe Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine is not fulfilling its commitments under the Minsk agreements, while Russia is. “Ukraine sits back and does nothing,” forcing sanctions to remain in place, Mr. Lavrov charged, adding, “Europe no longer wants to be held hostage to this...

    February 18, 2014
    Feb12

    February 18, 2014

    Two years ago, on February 18, 2014, the Revolution of Dignity saw the beginning of its bloodiest days in Kyiv, which ended three days later with more than 100 civilians dead – many by gunfire. More than 10,000 protesters marched on February 18 to the Parliament in hopes of urging the government’s return to the […] …read more Source:...

    A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food
    Feb12

    A New Chapter in the Scandal of Russian Troops Begging for Food

    Image: A Russian military parade dedicated to the anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-45). Author: Kremlin.ru News coverage of the trial of a Russian soldier accused of killing all seven members of an Armenian family in 2015 has revived the issue of Russian neglect and mistreatment of its troops. The question of Russian troops...

    Chicago community marks Unity Day, honors heroes defending Ukraine
    Feb12

    Chicago community marks Unity Day, honors heroes defending Ukraine

    CHICAGO – The annual event marking Ukraine’s independence of January 22, 1918, and the unification of eastern and western Ukraine of January 22, 1919, was held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center on January 24. As in previous years, the commemoration was organized by the Illinois Division of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA)....