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    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats
    Jan22

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats

    The National Security Strategy blames the U.S. and the European Union for the Ukraine crisis; in particular, it paints the Euro-Maidan events as a Western-sponsored “color revolution” and a potential threat to Russia’s security. Russia’s new National Security Strategy (NSS), signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on December 31,...

    Swine Flu Causes Deaths In Eastern Ukraine
    Jan22

    Swine Flu Causes Deaths In Eastern Ukraine

    An outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus has killed 26 people in the territories currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, Russian news agencies reported on January 22. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report
    Jan22

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Instead, his subordinates went before reporters and portrayed it as a groundless accusation concocted by a relentlessly hostile West....

    EU document reflects concerns about pace of reforms in Ukraine
    Jan22

    EU document reflects concerns about pace of reforms in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS – Kyiv has touted the promise of a visa-free regime for Ukrainians traveling to the European Union as evidence of its success in carrying out reforms, but behind the scenes several key European Union member states are bemoaning the country’s slow progress of implementation and lack of engagement both with its citizens and with […]...

    State Department clarifies president’s SOTU reference
    Jan22

    State Department clarifies president’s SOTU reference

    WASHINGTON – The following response was given on January 15 by the State Department spokesperson Mark Toner regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address (January 12), in which he said: “…Russia is pouring resources in to prop up Ukraine and Syria – client states they saw slipping away from their orbit.” Mr. Toner […]...

    Ukraine is not a client state of Russia
    Jan22

    Ukraine is not a client state of Russia

    The statement below was released by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America on January 13. In his final State of the Union address, President Obama got it wrong when it came to Ukraine. Speaking before the annual joint session of Congress, the President declared, “Even as their economy severely contracts, Russia is pouring resources in […]...

    Yale World Fellow Vakarchuk helps orphans of the Maidan and ATO
    Jan22

    Yale World Fellow Vakarchuk helps orphans of the Maidan and ATO

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – “I decided to rest usefully. I wanted a break from the way I have been for the last 15 years, like a squirrel on a wheel.” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk , the famed headliner of Ukraine’s most popular rock band, Okean Elzy, thus described his arrival in New Haven in August 2015 to […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    2015: Our Ukrainian diaspora:  growing larger and stronger
    Jan22

    2015: Our Ukrainian diaspora: growing larger and stronger

    Our Ukrainian diaspora gathered on many occasions during 2015 to show support and solidarity with brethren in Ukraine, to commemorate important events in Ukraine’s history, and to discuss ways to help Ukraine through its current crisis. The past year was a particularly productive one for the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), the international...

    U.S.-Ukraine relations: support at a time of war
    Jan22

    U.S.-Ukraine relations: support at a time of war

    U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden gets a standing ovation while addressing the Verkhovna Rada on December 8. Supporters of Ukraine thought they had won a great victory at the end of 2014 with the passage and the signing of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act; they thought the U.S. would indeed provide Ukraine with the lethal weapons […] …read more...

    Britain Under Pressure to Punish Putin Over Litvinenko Poisoning
    Jan22

    Britain Under Pressure to Punish Putin Over Litvinenko Poisoning

    Calls grew Friday for the government of British Prime Minister David Cameron to penalize Russia following the release Thursday of the results of a public inquiry on the 2006 murder of dissident Alexander Litvinenko. The exiled former Russian spy died after meeting two Russian agents at a London hotel and drinking green tea they had laced with...