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    At the United Nations
    Oct02

    At the United Nations

    There was a bit of drama this past week at the United Nations. Much of it revolved around the first appearance at that world body in a decade by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The main topics of interest were Syria and Ukraine, and it was quite apparent that Mr. Putin was using the Syrian crisis […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    At U.N., Putin shifts world attention from Ukraine with Syrian campaign
    Oct02

    At U.N., Putin shifts world attention from Ukraine with Syrian campaign

    KYIV – Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged from the United Nations on September 28-29, having successfully shifted the world’s attention away from the Russian-backed military occupation of the Donbas and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, Kyiv experts said. That’s despite the fact that Ukrainian President Petro...

    Ukraine introduces sanctions  against Russian citizens, companies
    Oct02

    Ukraine introduces sanctions against Russian citizens, companies

    On September 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree introducing sanctions against 105 firms and 388 individuals, mainly from Russia, for supporting the annexation of Crimea and the war in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas (President.gov.ua, September 16). The decree came into effect on September 22, when its text was...

    OSCE: civilians in eastern Ukraine at risk due to damage to water infrastructure
    Oct02

    OSCE: civilians in eastern Ukraine at risk due to damage to water infrastructure

    KYIV – The conduct of hostilities and violations of the Minsk ceasefire agreements has resulted in repeated damage to the water pipe system in eastern Ukraine, putting tens of thousands of civilians living on both sides of the contact line without access to piped water. The current shortages in water in the conflict-affected areas of […]...

    FOR THE RECORD: U.S. condemns expulsion of U.N. agencies and NGOs from Luhansk
    Oct02

    FOR THE RECORD: U.S. condemns expulsion of U.N. agencies and NGOs from Luhansk

    The following press statement was delivered on September 25 by U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby. We condemn the recent decision by Russia-backed separatist leaders in Luhansk, Ukraine, to expel U.N. agencies and all international non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance in the area. This will endanger many...

    House passes resolution calling  for release of Nadiya Savchenko
    Oct02

    House passes resolution calling for release of Nadiya Savchenko

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 50 “Calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by Russian forces in eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally in a Russian prison since July 2014” on September 22. The resolution, with 36 bipartisan co-sponsors, was introduced by […]...

    Poroshenko’s address to the U.N. General Assembly
    Oct02

    Poroshenko’s address to the U.N. General Assembly

    Following is an abridged text of the address by President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine at the United Nations General Assembly on September 29. …At the moment of the organization’s anniversary I’m proud to speak on behalf of one of the U.N. founding members. The state, which back in 1945 took an active part in the […] …read more...

    Obama at U.N. General Assembly
    Oct02

    Obama at U.N. General Assembly

    Below is an excerpt of President Barack Obama’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly on September 28 that pertains to Ukraine. …That same fidelity to international order guides our responses to other challenges around the world. Consider Russia’s annexation of Crimea and further aggression in eastern Ukraine. America has few economic...

    Putin at U.N. General Assembly
    Oct02

    Putin at U.N. General Assembly

    Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the U.N. General Assembly on September 28. Following are excerpts of his remarks that relate to the war in Ukraine. …ensuring peace and regional and global stability remains the key objective of the international community with the U.N. at its helm. We believe this means creating a space of equal […]...

    Jewett, N.Y. – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015
    Oct02

    Jewett, N.Y. – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015

    JEWETT, N.Y. – On Sunday, August 23, the Ukrainian community of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church of Hunter’s mountaintop came in record numbers to celebrate Ukraine’s 24th anniversary of independence. The celebration was organized and led by emcee and keynote speaker Ivan Makar. After Chrystyna Sheldon led the...