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    Ukraine mourns economist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90
    Oct28

    Ukraine mourns economist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90

    KYIV – Everything that Bohdan Hawrylyshyn did in life “started with a dream,” he liked to say. He always stayed true to his Ukrainian roots and followed a simple credo. “Learn. Dream. Work with joy. Love people. Love life,” he wrote on his eponymous charity foundation’s website that he founded in 2009 to send Ukrainians […] …read more...

    Clinton: A Hawk In The Wings
    Oct28

    Clinton: A Hawk In The Wings

    When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in Iraq and toward the “good war” in Afghanistan. This commitment to extricate the U.S. military from the dismal aftermath of a botched exercise in regime change earned Obama the exaggerated designation of “peace...

    E-mail leak shows Russia’s plan to destabilize Ukraine
    Oct28

    E-mail leak shows Russia’s plan to destabilize Ukraine

    KYIV – Further evidence that the Kremlin engineered the armed uprising in eastern Ukraine surfaced on October 25 when a Ukrainian hacker group published e-mail data allegedly belonging to Vladislav Surkov, the Russian president’s top aide and point man on Ukraine and the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Comprising 2,337...

    Outgoing president of UCCA reflects on challenges of her eight years in office
    Oct28

    Outgoing president of UCCA reflects on challenges of her eight years in office

    Tamara Olexy served two terms (eight years) as president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America. The UCCA’s recent Congress of Ukrainian Americans elected Andriy Futey as her successor, and our Kyiv colleague Mark Raczkiewycz spoke with him via Skype about his new role (See “Newly elected president of UCCA speaks about the tasks...

    Ukraine scores diplomatic breakthrough: ‘Security first, elections next,’ the West concedes
    Oct28

    Ukraine scores diplomatic breakthrough: ‘Security first, elections next,’ the West concedes

    After long resisting Western pressure to implement the political points in the Minsk agreements, Ukraine scored a diplomatic victory last week when the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passed two important resolutions. The first resolution officially defines the conflict in Ukraine as Russian aggression, countering those who...

    Antarctica to hold the world’s largest marine reserve
    Oct28

    Antarctica to hold the world’s largest marine reserve

    After years of diplomatic talks, the European Union and 24 other nations agreed Friday to establish the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica. The deal protects 600,000 square miles of ocean, which is more than twice the size of Texas, near the Ross Sea ice shelf, banning all fishing in nearly three-fourths of the reserve. Scientists...

    Portman receives Shevchenko Freedom Award
    Oct28

    Portman receives Shevchenko Freedom Award

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) received the Shevchenko Freedom Award, the highest accolade awarded by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Ukrainians in America. As noted by the UCCA, the award, named after Ukraine’s poet-laureate and national hero Taras Shevchenko, is...

    What It Takes to Settle Refugees
    Oct28

    What It Takes to Settle Refugees

    What do Burlington, Vermont; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Erie, Pennsylvania have in common? Despite their different locations and economic histories and political orientations, all three have been consciously incorporating and welcoming refugees into their towns for decades. They have played this role starting with the waves of refugees to the...

    Top Putin aide’s emails reveal direct ties with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine conflict
    Oct28

    Top Putin aide’s emails reveal direct ties with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine conflict

    Emails from one of Vladmir Putin’s top aides have been released by a Ukrainian group and allege the Kremlin controlled the Crimean separatists movement that led to Russia taking over the region. …read more Source: USA...

    Vladimir Putin aide’s hacked emails show possible link to Ukraine uprising
    Oct28

    Vladimir Putin aide’s hacked emails show possible link to Ukraine uprising

    Amy R. ConnollyMOSCOW, Oct. 28 (UPI) — Ukrainian hackers released what it says are thousands of emails and other materials from a senior Kremlin official. …read more Source: United Press...