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    U.S. on third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity
    Feb24

    U.S. on third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

    The following press statement on the “Third Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity” was released by U.S. State Department’s acting spokesperson, Mark C. Toner, on February 20. Three years ago, thousands of Ukrainians came together on the Maidan, Kyiv’s central square, to demand that their voices be heard. Braving subzero...

    UNICEF: 1 million Ukrainian children now need aid
    Feb24

    UNICEF: 1 million Ukrainian children now need aid

    UNITED NATIONS – As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, 1 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on February 17. “This is an invisible emergency – a crisis most of the world […]...

    Phillip Karber: Ukraine faces  Russia’s ‘new-generation warfare’
    Feb24

    Phillip Karber: Ukraine faces Russia’s ‘new-generation warfare’

    KYIV – Dr. Phillip Karber never projected that Ukraine would be able to withstand Russian military aggression for as long as it has – three years already. The president of the Potomac Foundation, an independent policy center in Virginia, said Ukraine’s army has “substantially improved” since Moscow engineered an armed uprising in the...

    Erstwhile Yanukovych ally Firtash closer to extradition to the U.S.
    Feb24

    Erstwhile Yanukovych ally Firtash closer to extradition to the U.S.

    KYIV – Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian mogul whose political tentacles extend to Washington, London, Moscow and the Ukrainian diaspora community, faces extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges following a Vienna court ruling on February 21. Vienna’s Higher Regional Court reversed a lower court’s ruling from April 2015 that said U.S....

    Ayshe Seitmuratova –  a Crimean Tatar heroine at 80
    Feb24

    Ayshe Seitmuratova – a Crimean Tatar heroine at 80

    A nation and those who care about it should know its heroes, and for Crimean Tatars, one of the greatest is Ayshe Seitmuratova, the only woman of her nation the Soviets arrested and condemned twice, who on February 11 marked her 80th birthday in her Russian-occupied homeland. In an appreciation of her life so far, […] …read more Source: The...

    February 27, 2012
    Feb24

    February 27, 2012

    Five years ago, on February 27, 2012, security forces in Russia and Ukraine announced that they had thwarted a plot to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Russian state-run television Channel 1 alleged that the plot was to be carried out shortly after Russia’s presidential election on March 4. In the report, separate footage...

    Moscow hands out Russian passports in Donbas as Putin recognizes DNR and LNR documents
    Feb24

    Moscow hands out Russian passports in Donbas as Putin recognizes DNR and LNR documents

    Even as Vladimir Putin decreed that Moscow recognizes documents issued by its clients, the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and the “Luhansk People’s Republic,” Russian officials in at least seven places in the Donbas were handing out Russian passports – a repetition of what Moscow did in South Ossetia in 2008. The two steps are in fact...

    In memory of the heroes  of the Heavenly Hundred
    Feb24

    In memory of the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

    On February 20, Ukrainians all over the world pause to mark the Day of Commemoration of the Heavenly Hundred (also known as the Heavenly Brigade, from the Ukrainian term “Небесна Сотня”). The following statement was released in Ottawa by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. In November 2013, the people of Ukraine rose up in protest against […]...

    The West should not abandon Ukraine
    Feb24

    The West should not abandon Ukraine

    “In troubled times, Canada Should Not Abandon Ukraine,” editorial, The Globe and Mail, January 31 (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/ukraine-at-a-distance/article33852834/): Canada should renew its military training mission to Ukraine, and not let it expire at the end of March. Rumor has it that the mission – called Operation...

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on third anniversary of Russian aggression
    Feb24

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on third anniversary of Russian aggression

    The following statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the “Third Anniversary of Military Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine” was released on February 20. (The text of the English translation has been slightly edited for clarity.) On February 20, 2014, the Russian Federation launched the military aggression...