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    Ukrainians celebrate visa-free travel to EU
    Jun16

    Ukrainians celebrate visa-free travel to EU

    BRUSSELS – Ukrainians celebrated the first day of visa-free travel to most European Union countries, which President Petro Poroshenko welcomed as a “a final exit of our country from the Russian Empire.” The liberalized regime entered into force on June 11, allowing Ukrainian citizens who have biometric passports to enter all EU member states...

    Ukraine hopes to become exporter  of arms to NATO countries
    Jun16

    Ukraine hopes to become exporter of arms to NATO countries

    Ukraine has unique facilities in shipbuilding and missile production. It also makes armored vehicles, tanks, radar systems, engines, transport aircraft and military trucks. Ukraine’s state defense-industry concern Ukroboronprom announced on May 30 that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Support and Procurement Agency...

    Senate overwhelmingly passes legislation on Russia sanctions
    Jun16

    Senate overwhelmingly passes legislation on Russia sanctions

    Measure mandates congressional review for sanctions to be altered WASHINGTON – The Senate on June 14 overwhelmingly passed – by a vote of 97 to 2 – new legislation imposing sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria, and its attempt to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. The measure, which is an amendment […] …read...

    SUSK Congress in Ottawa motivates students to organize events locally
    Jun16

    SUSK Congress in Ottawa motivates students to organize events locally

    OTTAWA – Approximately 50 delegates of the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) from post-secondary institutions across Canada gathered in Ottawa on May 4-7 for the 2017 National SUSK Congress. This year’s theme for the congress was “True North SUSK and Free.” The four-day event was dedicated to encouraging and challenging...

    Kyiv Patriots take down visiting Falcons from UAE
    Jun16

    Kyiv Patriots take down visiting Falcons from UAE

    KYV – A running back for the visiting Falcons (United Arab Emirates) gets his legs wrapped up by a Kyiv Patriots player on June 10 at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium in Kyiv. The Patriots won the friendly match 18-14, scoring three touchdowns. “The game with the Falcons was huge for the development of American […] …read more Source:...

    U.N. says conflict in Ukraine escalating amid violations  of ceasefire agreement
    Jun16

    U.N. says conflict in Ukraine escalating amid violations of ceasefire agreement

    A United Nations report says hostilities have been escalating in eastern Ukraine in recent months because parties to the armed conflict there have “repeatedly failed to implement cease fire agreements.” The report by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on June 13 says ceasefire violations by both Ukrainian armed...

    The Senate takes charge
    Jun16

    The Senate takes charge

    Ukrainian Americans – and many others, we’re sure – breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday, June 14, when the Senate voted overwhelmingly, 97 to 2, for a measure that would not only increase sanctions on Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria, and its interference in U.S. elections, but also require a congressional […] …read...

    The US Is Exposing Europe’s Divide on Nord Stream 2
    Jun16

    The US Is Exposing Europe’s Divide on Nord Stream 2

    The U.S. Senate voted to expand sanctions on Russia today, and part of that expansion will target European countries who cooperate with Moscow’s efforts to build out its pipeline infrastructure into Europe. The FT has the details: The most prominent target is the contentious Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is set to start pumping gas from...

    Elected as new president of Ontario Provincial Council
    Jun16

    Elected as new president of Ontario Provincial Council

    OTTAWA – At its annual general meeting in Oshawa, Ontario on Saturday, May 6, the Ontario Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress elected Anna Kuprieieva as president. Ms. Kuprieieva is an international law specialist with expertise in international trade and investment law, corporate law, competition law, export controls and...

    Tapped as medical director of breast imaging at Loyola
    Jun16

    Tapped as medical director of breast imaging at Loyola

    CHICAGO – Ukrainian American physician Theresa Kuritza is determined to improve the future of women’s health care. Last September this assistant professor of radiology was appointed medical director of breast imaging at Loyola University Health System, where she dedicates herself to her professional passion of breast imaging with digital...