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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Kerry Says Efforts Could Lead To Lifting Russia Sanctions In Months
    Jan22

    Kerry Says Efforts Could Lead To Lifting Russia Sanctions In Months

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he believes Washington may be able to consider lifting sanctions it imposed on Russia over its involvement in violence in Ukraine later this year if Moscow complies with the Minsk peace deal. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poland welcomes increased British military presence
    Jan22

    Poland welcomes increased British military presence

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and British defense officials say there are plans for a stronger British military presence in Poland to reassure members on NATO’s eastern flank concerned about Russia’s resurgence. But Warsaw and London are giving mixed messages on the exact nature of Britain’s involvement. Polish Defense Minister...

    Flu Virus Is New Killer In Eastern Ukraine
    Jan22

    Flu Virus Is New Killer In Eastern Ukraine

    A flu epidemic is sweeping through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk — and the conflict smoldering nearby is making the situation even worse. Doctors are unable to identify the exact strain of the virus, because the laboratory they need is across the front lines in separatist-controlled Donetsk. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV)...

    Russia Boosts Military Presence In Response To Increasing NATO Drills In Eastern Europe
    Jan22

    Russia Boosts Military Presence In Response To Increasing NATO Drills In Eastern Europe

    The Russian military will strengthen its presence in the country’s western and central region in 2016 as a response to the intensifying NATO drills amid the Ukraine crisis. NATO forces have increased their presence in eastern Europe since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, a move that triggered strong opposition from Western...

    Kerry says governmental corruption fuels extremism
    Jan22

    Kerry says governmental corruption fuels extremism

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took aim Friday at government corruption, saying it fuels crime, violent extremism and disillusionment with society that contributes to the global refugee crisis. He also said the Obama administration will seek a major boost in funding for refugee support this year and press for at...