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    A Change in the Law Will Help Russian Domestic Abusers Get Off Scot-Free
    Jan21

    A Change in the Law Will Help Russian Domestic Abusers Get Off Scot-Free

    Image: Domestic violence. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com When the Soviet Union fell apart in the early 1990s, many who had chafed under the Communist system’s lack of freedoms hoped for the dawning of a new day. A sizable chunk of women hoped that the fall of the Soviet system would give them better opportunities and usher in legislation to...

    Kyiv Urges Trump to Keep Sanctions on Russia
    Jan21

    Kyiv Urges Trump to Keep Sanctions on Russia

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to continue providing his crisis-stricken country with political and military assistance, urging Trump to continue sanctions against Russia to deter “further escalation” of the war in eastern Ukraine by the Kremlin. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Biden’s last visit to Kyiv as vice-president is viewed as symbolic and cautionary
    Jan21

    Biden’s last visit to Kyiv as vice-president is viewed as symbolic and cautionary

    KYIV – Joe Biden’s sixth and last visit to Ukraine as America’s vice-president on January 16 was more symbolic and consultative in nature, Ukrainian experts said just five days before a new president is inaugurated in Washington. In his fifth visit since the Euro-Maidan Revolution, Mr. Biden, 74, came to show that America isn’t...

    Vice-President Biden’s farewell remarks in Kyiv
    Jan21

    Vice-President Biden’s farewell remarks in Kyiv

    Following are remarks by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden at a joint press availability with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on January 17. The text was released by the White House, Office of the Vice-President. Mr. President, I may have to call you once every couple weeks just to hear your voice. (Laughter.) This has […] …read...

    If history is our teacher,  the world may be headed for unrest
    Jan21

    If history is our teacher, the world may be headed for unrest

    We must reassure the Baltics and Ukraine – who live in the very shadow of Russia – that the United States will be there for them if trouble arises. Russian intimidation of our NATO allies or other free nations cannot be tolerated. It is conventional wisdom that history repeats itself. But the world should hope […] …read more Source: The...

    Sen. Menendez meets with New Jersey Ukrainians, addresses Russia’s growing aggression, interventionism
    Jan21

    Sen. Menendez meets with New Jersey Ukrainians, addresses Russia’s growing aggression, interventionism

    NEWARK, N.J. – Ukrainian American Bar Association representatives Victor Rud, chairman of the UABA Foreign Relations Committee, and Myroslaw Smorodsky, UABA communications director; Ronya Lozynskyj and Tamara Olexy of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America; and Yuriy Symczyk, national secretary of the Ukrainian National Association; met with...

    An appeal to U.S. Ukrainians: Stop Tillerson’s confirmation
    Jan21

    An appeal to U.S. Ukrainians: Stop Tillerson’s confirmation

    Following are excerpts from the editorial that appeared in the January 1-18 edition of Ukrainian News, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Of all of President-elect Donald Trump’s actions preceding his inauguration, none is more ominous for Ukraine than the decision to nominate Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. When you include...

    Our Ukrainian diaspora: unity around the globe
    Jan21

    Our Ukrainian diaspora: unity around the globe

    Unity was the key word for 2016 in our Ukrainian diaspora. On February 20, Ukraine’s Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Brigade, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress spoke for Ukrainians worldwide when it said: “Today, the Ukrainian Canadian community joins our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and around the world in commemorating...

    Election rigging 101: Donald Trump’s crash course in hijacking democracy
    Jan21

    Election rigging 101: Donald Trump’s crash course in hijacking democracy

    President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (Credit: AP) Donald Trump was right: The election was rigged. What Trump got wrong (and, boy, does he get things wrong) is that the rigging worked in his favor. The manipulations took three monumental forms: Russian cyber-sabotage; FBI...

    Canada: marking 125 years of Ukrainian settlement
    Jan21

    Canada: marking 125 years of Ukrainian settlement

    While 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, 2016 was the year Ukrainians in Canada celebrated the 125th anniversary of their immigration to the country – and Saskatchewan kicked the year off on January 5 when the province’s premier, Brad Wall, officially proclaimed 2016 as the Year of Saskatchewan Ukrainians, who...