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    U.S. Treasury Says It Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers To Russia Sanctions
    Apr21

    U.S. Treasury Says It Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers To Russia Sanctions

    The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.“In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies,...

    ‘Ultra-Orthodox’ man freaked out about movie shown on flight
    Apr21

    ‘Ultra-Orthodox’ man freaked out about movie shown on flight

    A man caused a ruckus on an Israel-bound plane because he objected to the film being shown on religious grounds — and would only take his seat when he was offered blindfolds for himself and his kids The “ultra-Orthodox” man boarded the flight in Kiev, on the El Al-owned low-cost airline Up, and immediately began… …read more Source:...

    Banker embarks on overhauling Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison system
    Apr21

    Banker embarks on overhauling Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison system

    KYIV – The dimly lit cavernous hallways of the tsarist-era Lukyanivska Prison emit a dank and musky smell. Unmitigated mold growth and years of neglect have rendered a whole cell wing and the basement uninhabitable, even by Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison standards. Called “Katka” by its inmates – after Catherine II of Russia who ruled the […]...

    ICJ rejects Kyiv’s call to halt Russian support for separatists
    Apr21

    ICJ rejects Kyiv’s call to halt Russian support for separatists

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has refused Ukraine’s request to impose provisional measures against Russia to block what Kyiv says is Russia’s monetary and military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. But the court on April 19 did issue a provisional ruling calling for a halt to what it says is […]...

    Manor College event discusses education as battlefront of democracy in Ukraine
    Apr21

    Manor College event discusses education as battlefront of democracy in Ukraine

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – Over 100 members of the Ukrainian-American community traveled from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania to gather on April 6 at Manor College for a presentation on “Ukraine: Education as the Battlefront of Democracy.” The dialogue examined the most crucial areas of educational reform needed in...

    April ceasefire in Donbas: Opportunity for renewed Russian gains?
    Apr21

    April ceasefire in Donbas: Opportunity for renewed Russian gains?

    The truce was broken almost immediately: Russia-backed separatists started firing on Ukrainian positions just hours after the ceasefire went into effect. “Despite the declared truce, our forces have lost several [the exact number depends on the day] soldiers, several others have been wounded over the past day… Notwithstanding the casualties, the...

    Georgia and Ukraine welcome new thaw in bilateral relations
    Apr21

    Georgia and Ukraine welcome new thaw in bilateral relations

    Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili traveled to Ukraine on March 27, meeting with the host country’s President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The visit occurred within the framework of a GUAM summit. GUAM, a loose economic and political cooperation organization, brings together Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan...

    New Jersey District Committee holds annual meeting at UNA Home Office
    Apr21

    New Jersey District Committee holds annual meeting at UNA Home Office

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The New Jersey District Committee of the Ukrainian National Association held its annual meeting here at the UNA Home Office on Friday, April 7, with representatives of UNA Branches 25, 37, 42, 133, 155, 171, 269 and 287 in attendance. District Chairman Oksana Stanko opened the proceedings by welcoming all to the […] …read...

    American citizens should care  about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
    Apr21

    American citizens should care about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    Many commentators have now answered U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s question, “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” But they have failed to point out why that is the wrong question – and why it reflects a profound change in the United States with far larger and more dangerous implications than some might […]...

    Why should Russian taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?
    Apr21

    Why should Russian taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?

    Eight days ago, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson posed a rhetorical question to his G-7 counterparts, “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” There are both compelling reasons why they should be and even more why the real question is why U.S. citizens should be...