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    Action plan to end war in Ukraine charted at Berlin meeting
    Sep18

    Action plan to end war in Ukraine charted at Berlin meeting

    An overall consensus, in broad outline, seems to have taken shape among the main European players, pre-eminently Moscow and Berlin, to accelerate a solution to the conflict in Ukraine by the end of this year, on Russia’s terms. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a meeting in Berlin on August 24, in an unprecedented “Normandy minus […]...

    Ukrainian National Deputy Hanna Hopko on the controversial decentralization vote
    Sep18

    Ukrainian National Deputy Hanna Hopko on the controversial decentralization vote

    August 31 was marked with violent clashes in Kyiv over a key decentralization reform vote in the Ukrainian Parliament. The reform has its proponents and critics, the main point of contention being provisions for special local governance in certain Donbas counties currently occupied by Russia’s hybrid troops. Hanna Hopko, a Euro-Maidan...

    UCRDC interviews Ludmilla Temertey, a child of Holodomor survivors
    Sep18

    UCRDC interviews Ludmilla Temertey, a child of Holodomor survivors

    TORONTO – The Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Center (UCRDC), which is involved in research on victims of the Holodomor and on the events of World War II in Ukraine, recently launched a new oral history project: interviews with the children of Holodomor survivors – persons who did not themselves live through the famine but […]...

    September 21, 2014
    Sep18

    September 21, 2014

    Last year, on September 21, 2014, the largest opposition protest in Moscow since President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration to a third presidential term in 2012 attracted an estimated 26,000 people. Thousands also demonstrated in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities against what they said was Russia’s covert war in eastern Ukraine....

    Putin can’t annex Donbas, two Russian analysts say
    Sep18

    Putin can’t annex Donbas, two Russian analysts say

    Vladimir Putin not only doesn’t want to annex the Donbas but can’t do so, according to Yevgeny Ikhlov; and that means the region will become another edition of Transdniestria, creating ongoing problems for both Russia and Ukraine but opening the possibility Kyiv will be able to follow the Baltic path to the West, according to […]...

    Handing over Crimea and Donbas to Russia is no solution for Ukraine or the world
    Sep18

    Handing over Crimea and Donbas to Russia is no solution for Ukraine or the world

    Many people, horrified by the actions of pro-Moscow forces in Crimea and the Donbas or unwilling to continue to resist Russian aggression, have concluded that the rest of Ukraine would be better off without those two regions and could move forward by sacrificing them to Vladimir Putin. “If only everything were so simple,” Aleksandr Skobov […]...

    The boys of Poltava
    Sep18

    The boys of Poltava

    The boys of Poltava wanted me to pass a message on to Ukrainians in North America. They are disappointed, dismayed and disgusted with the present government in Ukraine. We sat outside a pub (or “pab,” as they say in Ukraine) at the foot of Shevchenko Boulevard, next to the pedestal of what used to hold […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    ‘Significant progress’ reported  at latest Ukraine peace talks
    Sep18

    ‘Significant progress’ reported at latest Ukraine peace talks

    BERLIN – German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said “significant progress” had been made toward a resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Speaking after a three-and-a-half-hour meeting with his French, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in Berlin on September 12, Mr. Steinmeier said the talks had been “less...

    Crimean Tatars call for blockade of Crimea
    Sep18

    Crimean Tatars call for blockade of Crimea

    KYIV – Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, experts have come to a common conclusion that is also supported by the Crimean civic activists: to stop supplying any goods from the mainland to the peninsula and, in this way, blockade Crimea. Also since the annexation, two new laws have been introduced to Ukrainian legislation. These are […]...

    Ukrainian hero celebrates  his birthday in New Haven
    Sep18

    Ukrainian hero celebrates his birthday in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Sunday, August 30, after the second divine liturgy, parishioners of St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church celebrated Roman Lutsiuk’s birthday. Mr. Lutsiuk has been in Connecticut since January. He was injured as a soldier in Ukraine and transferred to Yale New Haven Hospital because of his serious injuries. On this...