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    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 […]...

    For the record: Text of H. Res. 50
    Oct02

    For the record: Text of H. Res. 50

    RESOLUTION 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. Whereas Nadiya Savchenko is the first-ever female fighter pilot in Ukraine’s Armed Forces and is an Iraqi war veteran; Whereas in the ongoing...

    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 […]...

    Putin Scores Another Much-Needed Win in Syria
    Oct02

    Putin Scores Another Much-Needed Win in Syria

    When Boris Yeltsin appointed Vladimir Putin prime minister in 1999, Putin had an approval rating in Russia of 31 percent. About 37 percent of Russians didn’t even know who he was. After a series of mysterious bombings in Moscow, Putin blamed Chechen separatists and promised to flush Chechens down their toilets (his words). Bombing began in...

    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...

    Toronto – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015
    Oct02

    Toronto – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015

    TORONTO – Citing the record turnout of 12,000 in attendance, Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Toronto Branch President Taras Bahriy said, “We are delighted with the many successes of the 24th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence Day celebrations” held in Toronto at Centennial Park on Saturday, August 22. Speaking from the UCC Toronto...

    New booklet provides update on excavations in Baturyn
    Oct02

    New booklet provides update on excavations in Baturyn

    EDMONTON, Alberta – In 2014, the Canada-Ukraine archaeological expedition in Baturyn, Ukraine, continued, excavating the remnants of Hetman Ivan Mazepa’s main residence. Prior to 1700, he constructed a richly embellished brick Baroque palace that was burned by Russian troops during their destruction of the town in 1708. Many fragments of...