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    Canadian defense minister sidesteps questions on arms for Ukraine
    Jun30

    Canadian defense minister sidesteps questions on arms for Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada is in no rush to equip Ukraine with long-requested weapons in its fight against Russian-backed separatist forces, Canada’s national defense minister told a Ukrainian Canadian audience here on June 21. Canada’s goal in providing military assistance to Ukraine is to “de-escalate the conflict” and not “create any more...

    Moscow’s hand seen in three deaths in car blasts of Ukrainian servicemen
    Jun30

    Moscow’s hand seen in three deaths in car blasts of Ukrainian servicemen

    KYIV – Three high-ranking Ukrainian service personnel have been killed in car explosions in the past three months, leading some experts to believe that Russia is specifically targeting an emerging cadre of proven field leaders. Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Col. Yuriy Voznyi became the latest victim on June 27. A passenger vehicle in which...

    Husband of Fulbrighter uses time  in Ukraine to trace ethnic roots
    Jun30

    Husband of Fulbrighter uses time in Ukraine to trace ethnic roots

    KYIV – Greg Stricharchuk, 67, grew up in the multi-ethnic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland believing he was Russian. He worshipped at the St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and attended wedding receptions at Lemko Hall, both of which were featured in the Oscar-winning 1978 movie “The Deer Hunter.” His father, Josip, was a crane operator...

    Ukraine’s blocking of Russian social networks: Anti-democratic move or antidote to disinformation?
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s blocking of Russian social networks: Anti-democratic move or antidote to disinformation?

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree, back on May 15, introducing a new package of sanctions against Russian companies and individuals (President.gov.ua, May 15). However, it was the decision to block two extremely popular Russian online social networks – Vkontakte (VK) and Odnoklassniki, embraced by more than 15 million...

    Putin Extends Russia’s Countersanctions On Western Food
    Jun30

    Putin Extends Russia’s Countersanctions On Western Food

    President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia’s embargo on food products from the West until the end of 2018, continuing Moscow’s policy of retaliation for Western sanctions against Russia for its seizure of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and its support for pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio...

    Russian Agents Detained in Ukraine After Getting ‘Lost at Sea’ During Crimea Training Exercise, Says Kiev
    Jun30

    Russian Agents Detained in Ukraine After Getting ‘Lost at Sea’ During Crimea Training Exercise, Says Kiev

    It is not the first time Russians have turned up in Ukraine under suspicious circumstances. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s health minister receives UCCA’s highest honor
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s health minister receives UCCA’s highest honor

    WASHINGTON – On Thursday, June 15, Dr. Ulana Suprun, Ukraine’s acting minister of health, received the Shevchenko Freedom Award, the highest accolade accorded by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the largest representation of Ukrainians in America. Established in 1962, the award is named in honor of Ukraine’s...

    Making the Holodomor known
    Jun30

    Making the Holodomor known

    “Holodomor 1932-1933. Famine-Genocide in Ukraine. In memory of the millions of innocent victims of a man-made famine in Ukraine engineered and implemented by Stalin’s totalitarian regime.” That’s the text on the Holodomor Memorial in Washington. That this evocative memorial was erected in 2015 warks a huge accomplishment and a...

    Session at Canadian Association of Slavists conference highlights innovations in Slavic studies
    Jun30

    Session at Canadian Association of Slavists conference highlights innovations in Slavic studies

    TORONTO ― A session titled “New Developments and Innovations in Slavic Studies” was held on May 28 as part of the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS), which took place at Ryerson University in Toronto on May 27-29. The session was sponsored by the Ukrainian Language Education Center (ULEC), which is a […] …read...

    “Out of the Studio” features experimental and improvisational music
    Jun30

    “Out of the Studio” features experimental and improvisational music

    NEW YORK – The “Bandura Downtown” series at The Ukrainian Museum in New York City concluded its 11th season on Friday, May 12, with an innovative concert dubbed “Out of the Studio: Process and Practice.” The evening featured a series of experimental and improvisational pieces in solo and duo performances by Julian Kytasty, Katja Kolcio, […]...