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    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Kazakhstan Textbook Says Crimea Part Of Russian Federation
    Sep25

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Kazakhstan Textbook Says Crimea Part Of Russian Federation

    Ukrainian authorities have demanded an explanation from officials in Kazakhstan over a new textbook that shows the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of the Russian Federation, RFE/RL reported. Ukrainian officials sent a note to their Kazakh counterparts Friday demanding that the textbooks be withdrawn immediately, in the latest confrontation...

    Poroshenko, Putin to address United Nations this weekend
    Sep25

    Poroshenko, Putin to address United Nations this weekend

    KYIV – It’s no coincidence that the warring in Donbas has calmed this month, with relatively few casualties and injuries, Kyiv experts said. The Russian government was satisfied with the decision of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, to approve on August 31 the first reading of constitutional amendments establishing a specific...

    Ukraine seeks to blunt Russia’s U.N. veto power
    Sep25

    Ukraine seeks to blunt Russia’s U.N. veto power

    Ukraine has stepped up its effort to restrict Russia’s use of its veto in the U.N. Security Council, which Kyiv says has enabled the Kremlin to block international action to punish Moscow for “aggression.” In a resolution unanimously adopted on September 16, the Ukrainian Parliament called for urgent reform of the Security Council, in which...

    U.S. envoy says: Having Putin as your only friend is not a good idea
    Sep25

    U.S. envoy says: Having Putin as your only friend is not a good idea

    PRAGUE – The U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says there is a very important lesson for former Soviet republics to have learned from the devastating conflict in eastern Ukraine: Don’t be too reliant on Russia. “Having [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin as your only friend is a terrible...

    OSCE training in Ukraine focuses  on detecting forged travel documents
    Sep25

    OSCE training in Ukraine focuses on detecting forged travel documents

    CHERKASY, Ukraine – An advanced training course for Ukrainian border control officers aimed at increasing their practical abilities to detect forged travel documents began here on September 7. Two back-to-back one-week intensive training courses, organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), are designed to update...

    Sep25

    Today, on the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of Ukrainian journalist Heorhii Gongadze, we pause to remember Mr. Gongadze and other Ukrainian journalists who have been killed, attacked or suffered intimidation, including of late in eastern Ukraine. Mr. Gongadze was an intrepid investigative journalist who dedicated his professional life to...

    Toronto International Film Festival screens new Maidan film
    Sep25

    Toronto International Film Festival screens new Maidan film

    TORONTO – The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from September 10 to 20 and features 289 films from 79 countries, again includes a film about the Maidan – “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” by Evgeny Afineevsky. Born in Kazan, Russia, in 1972, Afineevsky had a full film making career in […] …read...

    UCC participates in Yalta European Strategy meeting
    Sep25

    UCC participates in Yalta European Strategy meeting

    KYIV – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) participated in the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, held in Kyiv on September 10-12. YES is the “go to” conference for the current state of affairs of Ukraine and brings together many of the top political, defense and finance leaders from around the world. Before the […] …read...

    Ukraine will be in EU within a decade, likely in NATO too, Lithuanian expert says
    Sep25

    Ukraine will be in EU within a decade, likely in NATO too, Lithuanian expert says

    Vladimir Putin’s effort to block Ukraine’s integration with Europe by trying to spark a civil war in the former Soviet republic has failed, Leonidis Donskis says; and consequently, Kyiv, despite its current difficulties, can look forward to becoming a full member of the European Union sometime within the next 10 years. Moreover, the...

    The chilling side to Russia’s claims about Yatsenyuk as a Chechnya fighter
    Sep25

    The chilling side to Russia’s claims about Yatsenyuk as a Chechnya fighter

    Russian Investigative Committee claims that Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk once fought against Russia in Chechnya aroused hilarity and some excellent flights of Photoshop fantasy following publication of an interview with the head of the committee, Alexander Bastrykin. It was left to the Russian propaganda channel Life News to mention...