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    Canadian military mission in Ukraine planning ahead despite deadline, says MP
    Feb10

    Canadian military mission in Ukraine planning ahead despite deadline, says MP

    OTTAWA – Although the Canadian government has yet to announce an extension to Operation UNIFIER in western Ukraine, Canadian soldiers who have been training their Ukrainian counterparts there since 2015 are planning well into 2018, according to a Canadian member of Parliament who was in Ukraine last month. Former Conservative Cabinet Minister...

    Merkel-Poroshenko meeting shows deep freeze of “Normandy” format negotiations
    Feb10

    Merkel-Poroshenko meeting shows deep freeze of “Normandy” format negotiations

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel received Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on January 30, in Berlin, for an “exchange of views” on the “conflict in Ukraine,” “the peace process and the implementation of the Minsk armistice” (Bundeslanzlerin.de, January 27, 30). Those code words are widely used in Western Europe to avoid designating that...

    Russia’s war in Ukraine does not help Kremlin to befriend Trump
    Feb10

    Russia’s war in Ukraine does not help Kremlin to befriend Trump

    The sharp escalation in artillery battles in the Donbas war zone one day after the January 28 telephone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin was certainly not a coincidence. No leaks about the content of the 45-minute-long exchange have appeared in the Russian media, and the official summary...

    Trump and Poroshenko  have phone conversation
    Feb10

    Trump and Poroshenko have phone conversation

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The presidents of the United States and Ukraine had a telephone conversation on Saturday, February 4, discussing several topics, including the ongoing war in Ukraine’s east. A readout of the call released by the White House, Office of the Press Secretary, reported: “President Donald J. Trump just had [5 p.m. Saturday] a...

    If Trump hands over Ukraine, he will make Russia great again
    Feb10

    If Trump hands over Ukraine, he will make Russia great again

    Moscow seems to be offering little of substance in exchange for the U.S. renouncing Ukraine and Crimea, all of the post-Soviet space and more. Over the course of the past month, President Donald Trump significantly (by over 25 percent) surpassed President Vladimir Putin by the number of citations he has garnered in the Russian media. […]...

    Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs condemn escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine
    Feb10

    Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs condemn escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, Reps. Andy Harris (R-Md.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Sander Levin (D-Mich.), on February 2 issued a statement on the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine. They wrote: “We call on Russia-controlled separatists to immediately stop the violence in...

    Plast scouts bring ‘koliady’ to UNA
    Feb10

    Plast scouts bring ‘koliady’ to UNA

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – A group of carolers from Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization stopped by the UNA Home Office on January 11 to share the joy of Ukrainian Christmas traditions, bringing carols (koliady) and best wishes (vinshuvannia) to the Ukrainian National Association’s officers and employees. The group was from Plast’s Newark,...

    Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations calls on Australian government to take action
    Feb10

    Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations calls on Australian government to take action

    Following is a February 1 release from the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations, which represents 22 top Ukrainian organizations in the country and is a member of the Ukrainian World Congress. The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations (AFUO) today called on the Australian government to condemn the current escalation of...

    Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations calls on Australian government to take action
    Feb10

    Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations calls on Australian government to take action

    Following is a February 1 release from the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations, which represents 22 top Ukrainian organizations in the country and is a member of the Ukrainian World Congress. The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations (AFUO) today called on the Australian government to condemn the current escalation of...

    Celebrating St. Nicholas and its flock
    Feb10

    Celebrating St. Nicholas and its flock

    While most Ukrainian Americans have been focusing on events in Ukraine, others have been concentrating their attention closer to home. This was true back in the day. It is true today. Thanks to the pioneering foresight of Ukrainians of the second immigration and their offspring, Chicago’s Ukrainians have reason to celebrate this year. St....