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    Poroshenko urges G-7 states to keep sanctions against Russia intact
    May26

    Poroshenko urges G-7 states to keep sanctions against Russia intact

    KYIV – President Petro Poroshenko urged the leaders of the G-7 group of industrialized nations to maintain sanctions against Russia for illegally taking over Crimea and for waging war in the Donbas. Due to Russia’s persistent warmongering, there are “no grounds for the EU to cancel or ease economic and sectoral sanctions against the Russian...

    Ukraine remembers  mass deportation  of Crimean Tatars
    May26

    Ukraine remembers mass deportation of Crimean Tatars

    KYIV – Ukraine commemorated the victims of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s mass deportation of Tatars from Crimea in 1944. A minute of silence was observed at noon on May 18 across the country – except in Crimea, which Russia seized in March 2014 after sending in troops and staging a referendum boycotted by many Crimean […] …read more...

    Canada moves closer to enacting Magnitsky law
    May26

    Canada moves closer to enacting Magnitsky law

    Ukrainian Canadian lawmakers are key players in bill’s progress OTTAWA – Canada is closer to enacting Magnitsky-style legislation after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, a Ukrainian Canadian, announced last week that the Liberal government would support a bill sponsored by Ukrainian Canadian Conservative Sen. Raynell Andreychuk...

    Public sharply divided over Ukraine’s ban on Russian social networks
    May26

    Public sharply divided over Ukraine’s ban on Russian social networks

    KYIV – Censorship and a blow to freedom of expression, or a long-overdue move in defense of national security? President Petro Poroshenko’s blanket ban in Ukraine on several Russian Internet services, including leading Russian-language social networks and a popular search engine, has struck a chord – or a nerve, depending on whom you ask....

    Ukraine opens criminal probe  against Stalin and Beria  for Crimean Tatar deportations
    May26

    Ukraine opens criminal probe against Stalin and Beria for Crimean Tatar deportations

    Ukrainian officials have announced a criminal investigation into Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and his secret police chief, Lavrenty Beria, for the mass deportation of Muslim Tatars from the Crimean Peninsula during World War II, which killed tens of thousands. The investigation, announced on May 18 by the Prosecutor General’s Office, is...

    More on Ukrainians’ contributions to science
    May26

    More on Ukrainians’ contributions to science

    Dear Editor: Many thanks to Eugene Stakhiv for the very interesting and informative article on “Ukraine’s technological ‘fingerprints’ ” (April 8). It is indeed important for us to realize the many contributions that Ukrainians have made to the world of science. I would like to add the name of one more remarkable Ukrainian physicist,...

    NATO must offer an ultimatum to Russia: Get out of Ukraine
    May26

    NATO must offer an ultimatum to Russia: Get out of Ukraine

    There is an old saying: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. It’s been a long time since the world order has hovered on the brink as it is doing now. In the European Union, some members are leaving, while others are reversing course from open societies to insular ones. North Korea is […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Book talk by Timothy Snyder attracts full house at U.N.
    May26

    Book talk by Timothy Snyder attracts full house at U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS – More than 100 people gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York to hear Prof. Timothy Snyder, who was the guest speaker at a discussion on May 16 that was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the U.N. He was introduced by Yuri Vitrenko, charge d’affairs of the mission, […] …read more Source: The...

    Krauthammer slams Trump for ommitting one simple phrase in NATO speech
    May26

    Krauthammer slams Trump for ommitting one simple phrase in NATO speech

    Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer was not fond of President Trump’s speech before NATO on Thursday, and he set forth many criticisms including the important omission of a very simple phrase. He explained his complaints to Martha MacCallum Thursday on Fox News. “Well I think we’re looking at the wrong thing,” Krauthammer...

    Podcast: The Not-So-Velvet Divorce
    May26

    Podcast: The Not-So-Velvet Divorce

    Bit by bit, Ukraine is severing the ties that bind it to Russia. Where will this not-so-velvet divorce lead? Listen to the new Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...