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    ‘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 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 […]...

    Sacramento picnic raises  funds for aid to Ukraine
    Sep18

    Sacramento picnic raises funds for aid to Ukraine

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A picnic conducted by the Ukraine Relief Organization was held here on Saturday, August 22, with the aim of raising funds for aid to Ukraine. Thousands of people attended, including members of Sacramento’s Knights of Columbus Council 953. Grand Knight Lewis Munoz (left) presented a donation to Vladimir Skots (right),...

    Troy and Watervliet, N.Y. – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015
    Sep18

    Troy and Watervliet, N.Y. – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015

    TROY, N.Y. – The Capital District’s Ukrainian American community members gathered here at Taras Shevchenko Place on Sunday, August 23, to celebrate Ukraine’s 24th Independence Day. The celebration consisted of prayers for peace and remembrance, and a flag-raising ceremony. Troy is the birthplace of the earliest immigration to New York...

    Rochester, N.Y. – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015
    Sep18

    Rochester, N.Y. – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Michael Sawkiw Jr., director of the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), was the keynote speaker at the Rochester-area community’s celebration of the 24th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence here on August 23. The event took place beside the Ukrainian Centennial Monument on the grounds of Irondequoit Town...