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    Ukraine to produce M16 assault rifle in joint venture with U.S. firm
    Feb03

    Ukraine to produce M16 assault rifle in joint venture with U.S. firm

    Ukroboronprom, the state entity responsible for Ukraine’s military-industrial complex, announced that it would begin joint production with the U.S. company Aeroscraft of a Ukrainian variant of the M16 assault rifle – to be renamed the WAC-47. Sergei Mykytyuk, the director of Ukr-oboronprom subsidiary Ukroboronservis, told journalists at a...

    On the deteriorating situation in Avdiyivka
    Feb03

    On the deteriorating situation in Avdiyivka

    U.S. Mission to the OSCE Statement delivered on January 31 by Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kate M. Byrnes in Vienna to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The statement was released by the U.S. Mission to the OSCE. As our Ukrainian colleague has explained, the situation is dire in […]...

    UCC on Russia’s escalation of attacks against Ukraine
    Feb03

    UCC on Russia’s escalation of attacks against Ukraine

    The following statement was released by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on January 31. For the last several days, the Russian Federation and its proxy forces have unleashed intensive artillery, Grad rocket and mortar shelling of Ukrainian military positions and residential areas near Avdiyivka and surrounding locations. According to the Ukrainian...

    2016: The wide world  of Ukrainian sports
    Feb03

    2016: The wide world of Ukrainian sports

    The 2016 sports year was an internationally competitive one with Ukraine an active participant on the world stage. After a dreadful performance at soccer’s 2016 Euro Cup and a disappointing result at the Rio Summer Olympic Games, Ukraine demonstrated it is a world leader in Paralympic sports. Three straight losses on the pitch in a […]...

    2016: The noteworthy: people and events
    Feb03

    2016: The noteworthy: people and events

    This section features the noteworthy events and people of 2016 that defy easy classification (or could fit under more than one of our Year in Review categories). • Representatives of Ukrainian American community organizations and institutions gathered on January 10 at the Ukrainian Restaurant in New York to bid farewell to Ambassador Yuriy...

    2016: At The Ukrainian Weekly: special issues, special focuses
    Feb03

    2016: At The Ukrainian Weekly: special issues, special focuses

    Nothing like starting the year off right! On January 30, Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union made yet another generous donation to the Ukrainian National Association’s two newspapers, Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly, giving each $12,500. The $25,000 donation was noted in the Press Fund reports of both newspapers. (The credit union...

    Casualties Mount In Eastern Ukraine As Conflict Escalates
    Feb03

    Casualties Mount In Eastern Ukraine As Conflict Escalates

    The government-controlled town of Avdiyivka, in eastern Ukraine, sustained more shelling by Russian-backed separatists overnight. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s U.N. Envoy Nikki Haley Condemns ‘Russian Actions’ in Ukraine
    Feb03

    Trump’s U.N. Envoy Nikki Haley Condemns ‘Russian Actions’ in Ukraine

    Hayley criticised Russia for escalation in Ukraine’s east and said Crimea sanctions will remain. …read more Source:...

    Kyiv Raises Death Toll As ‘Escalation’ In Eastern Fighting Continues
    Feb03

    Kyiv Raises Death Toll As ‘Escalation’ In Eastern Fighting Continues

    Kyiv has warned that an escalation of fighting it blames on “Russian occupational forces” is continuing in eastern Ukraine, where residents say “nonstop” shelling overnight on February 2-3 was the worst of a six-day surge in the hostilities. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine hits both factions
    Feb03

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine hits both factions

    Strong shelling hit both government- and rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine in a continued escalation of the country’s fighting. International monitors issued a sharp call for the sides to still their guns. …read more Source: CTV...