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    Helsinki Commission briefing sheds light on Russian human rights abuses in Crimea
    Jan15

    Helsinki Commission briefing sheds light on Russian human rights abuses in Crimea

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, held a briefing on “Human Rights Violations in Russian-Occupied Crimea” on December 12, 2015. The discussion featured a panel of activists who are working to keep the world’s attention focused on the troubling human rights...

    Vira Savchenko calls on Ukraine’s politicians to give all the facts about agreements reached
    Jan15

    Vira Savchenko calls on Ukraine’s politicians to give all the facts about agreements reached

    KYIV – Imprisoned Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s sister, Vira, appeared at a press briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center, on December 30, 2015. She spoke about her sister’s case, noting that her trial is to resume on January 13, and pointing out that Nadiya started her second hunger strike on December 18, 2015, […]...

    As war in east continues, Ukraine moves Westward
    Jan15

    As war in east continues, Ukraine moves Westward

    Rocket attacks in the east marked the beginning of 2015 for Ukraine. Twelve civilians were killed and 11 were wounded by a missile fired by Russian-backed militants that hit a bus in the town of Volnovakha, 35 kilometers southwest of Donetsk, on January 13. President Petro Poroshenko stated: “This is a disaster and a tragedy […] …read more...

    EU Document Reflects Concerns About Pace Of Reforms In Ukraine
    Jan15

    EU Document Reflects Concerns About Pace Of Reforms In Ukraine

    Kyiv has touted 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 EU member states are bemoaning the country’s slow progress of implementation and lack of engagement both with its citizens and with Brussels. …read more Source: Radio...

    Our Churches: praying for peace in Ukraine
    Jan15

    Our Churches: praying for peace in Ukraine

    Religious events in 2015 were varied, including a visit by Pope Francis to the United States and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky. Most often, though, religious leaders from Ukraine appealed to the West for increased humanitarian assistance for Ukraine as it defends against Russian aggression and reminded the...

    Ukraine Caucus members again urge Savchenko’s release
    Jan15

    Ukraine Caucus members again urge Savchenko’s release

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), members of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, continue to call on Russia to release Ukrainian fighter pilot and Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko. News of their latest statements on her behalf was released on January 13....

    Support of Ukraine through political action
    Jan15

    Support of Ukraine through political action

    Recent events in Ukraine have underscored the importance of being able to influence U.S. foreign policy. Although concerted efforts to influence American policy regarding events in Ukraine have had some success, the results have been, at best, modest. The Ukrainian community in the United States will be able to influence the country’s...

    New Year In Bukovina
    Jan15

    New Year In Bukovina

    An eclectic array of fancy dress costumes and masks were on display, as Ukrainians celebrated New Year according to the Julian calendar in the Bukovina region, bordering Romania. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Asks Dutch Officials to Look into New MH17 Evidence
    Jan15

    Russia Asks Dutch Officials to Look into New MH17 Evidence

    Russian aviation officials say they have uncovered new evidence about the 2014 downing of a Malaysian jet over eastern Ukraine and are asking Dutch investigators to look into the findings.The Dutch Safety Board said in its final report released in October that Malaysia… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Refugees Forced To Leave Russia
    Jan15

    Ukrainian Refugees Forced To Leave Russia

    Some Ukrainian refugees will have to leave Russia by February 1, under new rules imposed last autumn. There are exceptions for those from certain parts of war-torn eastern Ukraine, and others who have applied for and received permission to stay. It’s not clear how many people need to pack their bags, but RFE/RL’s Current Time found...