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    New OSCE chief visits war-torn Donbas; Kyiv cites massive Russian cyber attacks
    Jan06

    New OSCE chief visits war-torn Donbas; Kyiv cites massive Russian cyber attacks

    KYIV – The new chairperson-in-office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe chose war-torn Ukraine for his first foreign visit as the leader of the 57-state organization. Having announced that part of his mission would be to “defuse conflicts” during his year-long chairmanship, Austria’s Foreign Affairs Minister...

    Poroshenko on 25th anniversary of Ukraine-U.S. diplomatic relations
    Jan06

    Poroshenko on 25th anniversary of Ukraine-U.S. diplomatic relations

    KYIV – “Since the recognition of the independence of Ukraine, the United States have remained a reliable and strategic partner of Ukraine at bilateral level and within international organizations,” President Petro Poroshenko stated on January 3. In his greetings on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and...

    Statement protesting Russia’s repressions of Ukraine’s citizens
    Jan06

    Statement protesting Russia’s repressions of Ukraine’s citizens

    Following is the full text of the statement by Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on December 29, 2016, regarding repressions against citizens of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its resolute protest to the Russian Federation in connection with the ongoing repressions, illegal...

    UCC board concludes strategic planning session
    Jan06

    UCC board concludes strategic planning session

    TORONTO – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Board of Directors, along with special guests, gathered in Toronto on the weekend of December 3-4 for a strategic planning session. The session focused on developing the resolutions set out by the umbrella organization’s recent triennial congress, as well as other key priorities. Directors...

    On Russia’s war in Ukraine and areas for increased U.S.-Ukraine cooperation
    Jan06

    On Russia’s war in Ukraine and areas for increased U.S.-Ukraine cooperation

    WASHINGTON – During the first week of the lame-duck session of Congress, Ostap Kryvdyk, adviser on international relations to Andriy Parubiy, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, visited Washington and New York City. He was in the U.S. at the invitation of a number of American and Ukrainian American organizations and advocates, including the...

    Orest Rudzik, professor, lawyer, community activist
    Jan06

    Orest Rudzik, professor, lawyer, community activist

    OAKVILLE, Ontario – Dr. Orest H. T. Rudzik, a university professor, lawyer and Ukrainian community activist, died on December 8 at Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital of cranial injuries resulting from a fall. He was born in Toronto in 1936, the son of Ukrainian parents. He earned his Honors B.A. (University College) at the University of...

    Canada is great because we don’t brag about being great
    Jan06

    Canada is great because we don’t brag about being great

    This week cemented Canada’s status as an international darling. Our country topped the New York Times’ list of the “52 Places to Go in 2017” and was lauded in the Guardian for being one of the only nations that touts diversity over nativism. In 2016, the media fawned over Justin Trudeau. The Economist ran a cover story titled:...

    Novel reflecting today’s reality in Ukraine
    Jan06

    Novel reflecting today’s reality in Ukraine

    “The Linnet,” by Chris McNaught. Cambridge, England: Vanguard Press, 2016. 274 pp. ISBN: 978-1784-65-163-3, $16.99. Visitors to author Chris McNaught’s website are greeted with the following quote by Gunter Grass: “People need books with an epic background. They are bored with books that tell only one story on one level. They need something...

    Remembering a once-forgotten priest – Father Nestor Dmytriw
    Jan06

    Remembering a once-forgotten priest – Father Nestor Dmytriw

    HILLSIDE, N.J. – During 2016, Canadians celebrated the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. It is therefore fitting to remember Father Nestor Dmytriw, the first Ukrainian Catholic priest to celebrate the divine liturgy in Canada – at Terebovlia, Manitoba, in April 1897. In addition to his spiritual duties, Father Nestor Dmytriw...

    Bethlehem Peace Light ceremony held in Whippany, N.J.
    Jan06

    Bethlehem Peace Light ceremony held in Whippany, N.J.

    WHIPPANY, N.J. – The Bethlehem Peace Light was shared during a ceremony at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whippany, N.J., on Saturday, December 3. In attendance were members of Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization, including senior members who organized the ceremony, as well as Polish, Latvian and Lithuanian scouts, members of...