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    NATO chief calls on Russia to remove “thousands of troops” from Ukraine
    Jul14

    NATO chief calls on Russia to remove “thousands of troops” from Ukraine

    KYIV – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has affirmed the alliance’s “unwavering support” for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and has called on Russia to remove its “thousands of soldiers from Ukraine and stop supporting the militants with command-and-control and military equipment.” Mr. Stoltenberg made the comments in Kyiv...

    Capitol Hill reception marks 20th anniversary of Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
    Jul14

    Capitol Hill reception marks 20th anniversary of Congressional Ukrainian Caucus

    WASHINGTON – Among the major events that brought Ukraine into the spotlight in the U.S. capital in the middle of June – in addition to the visit here by President Petro Poroshenko and his meeting with President Donald Trump, and the visit a few days earlier by the chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament, Andriy Parubiy – […] …read more...

    UNA Organizing Report for 2016
    Jul14

    UNA Organizing Report for 2016

    UNA National Secretary Yuriy Symczyk was unanimously elected to the position on November 18, 2016, due to the unexpected passing of Christine Kozak, national secretary of the Ukrainian National Association since 2002. The following annual report prepared by Mr. Symczyk outlines the status of operations and highlights various initiatives that have...

    Merkel, Macron, Putin agree on ‘comprehensive’ implementation of Ukraine peace deal
    Jul14

    Merkel, Macron, Putin agree on ‘comprehensive’ implementation of Ukraine peace deal

    HAMBURG, Germany – The leaders of Germany, France and Russia have agreed that the Minsk agreements on ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine “should be comprehensively implemented,” a German official tells RFE/RL. The characterization of the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President...

    Association Agreement with Ukraine formally approved by European Union
    Jul14

    Association Agreement with Ukraine formally approved by European Union

    BRUSSELS – The European Union’s 28 member states have formally endorsed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the final step in the ratification process after years of political twists and turns. The deal, which strengthens ties between the EU and Kyiv, will enter into force on September 1. The landmark agreement was initially slated for...

    UCCA requests meeting with Volker, U.S. special representative for Ukraine
    Jul14

    UCCA requests meeting with Volker, U.S. special representative for Ukraine

    NEW YORK – As the world’s attention lingered on the G-20 summit of last week, Ukraine hosted numerous international visitors the next weekend, including: U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt...

    N.Y. Ukrainians attend Crimean Tatar iftar
    Jul14

    N.Y. Ukrainians attend Crimean Tatar iftar

    NEW YORK – On Thursday, July 22, members of the United Ukrainian American Organizations of New York (also referred to as UCCA-NY, a local chapter of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America) attended an iftar held at the American Association of Crimean Turks (AACT) Mosque. The community iftar is a nightly meal during the month […] …read...

    New England Selfreliance convenes annual meeting
    Jul14

    New England Selfreliance convenes annual meeting

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Ukrainian Selfreliance New England Federal Credit Union convened its 58th annual meeting on April 30 at the Ukrainian National Home in Hartford, Conn. Dr. Paul Szwez, the chairman of the board of directors, brought the meeting to order and established that a quorum was present. Father Paul Martyniuk, the pastor of […]...

    Plast scouts attend Petrykivka art workshop
    Jul14

    Plast scouts attend Petrykivka art workshop

    SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – Children from the Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization’s Newark branch, which is based in Whippany, N.J., visited the Ukrainian History and Education Center in South Bound Brook, N.J., for a Petrykivka workshop and demonstration by Sophia Shyprykevych. “We are delighted that children in the U.S. are being given a...

    Tucker Carlson Is Doing Something Extraordinary
    Jul14

    Tucker Carlson Is Doing Something Extraordinary

    Over the last two nights, something fascinating has broken out on the Tucker Carlson show: A genuine, and exceedingly bitter, debate between conservatives on foreign policy. On Tuesday, Carlson told retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters he thought the U.S. should team up with Russia to defeat ISIS. Peters responded that, “You sound like Charles...