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    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas,  slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries
    Apr10

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas, slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries

    President Petro Poroshenko recently banned cargo traffic between the areas held by Moscow-backed militants in the Donbas area and slapped sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks. This appears logical, given the continuing Russian occupation of Crimea and assistance to the rebels. However, Mr. Poroshenko acted only...

    In Ukraine, Both Sides To Appeal Verdicts In Tornado Battalion Case
    Apr10

    In Ukraine, Both Sides To Appeal Verdicts In Tornado Battalion Case

    Ukrainian prosecutors and defense lawyers have both vowed to appeal the verdicts and prison sentences handed down to former members of the disbanded Tornado battalion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jewish, Armenian, Ukrainian, Rwandese communities issue statement on Genocide Remembrance Month
    Apr10

    Jewish, Armenian, Ukrainian, Rwandese communities issue statement on Genocide Remembrance Month

    The Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the Armenian National Committee of Canada, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Humura Association issued a joint statement on April 3 regarding Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month. OTTAWA – On April 24, 2015, the House of Commons unanimously passed a historic motion (M-587)...

    Moldova Says 17 Arrested In Plot to Assassinate Leading Politician
    Apr10

    Moldova Says 17 Arrested In Plot to Assassinate Leading Politician

    Prosecutors say that 17 people have been detained in Moldova and Ukraine in a suspected plot to assassinate Vladimir Plahotniuc, one of Moldova’s most powerful politicians. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    After Missile Attack, the Challenges Facing Trump in Syria
    Apr10

    After Missile Attack, the Challenges Facing Trump in Syria

    After President Donald Trump was mostly cheered by the international community for his missile strikes targeted at the Syrian government, he must now grapple with how to pair his first use of decisive military force with a strategy to contest a six-year-old war that has challenged the world. U.S. officials described Trump’s sudden decision...

    EASTER PASTORAL LETTERS
    Apr10

    EASTER PASTORAL LETTERS

    May the Risen Christ bring long-awaited peace and unity Paschal epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Outside the Borders of Ukraine to the venerable clergy, monastics and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church beyond the borders of Ukraine, and to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. “You fell asleep in […]...

    Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term
    Apr10

    Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term

    Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev has been released from a Siberian prison after serving a 4 1/2-year sentence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Cruise Missiles and an EU Vote Deal Putin 2 Setbacks in 1 Day
    Apr10

    US Cruise Missiles and an EU Vote Deal Putin 2 Setbacks in 1 Day

    KYIV, Ukraine—Thursday was a bad day for the Kremlin. In the span of a few hours, Russia’s two foreign policy mantelpieces—its military adventures in Ukraine and Syria—were both dealt body blows. One came from a United States cruise missile attack on a Syrian regime air base where Russian military forces were deployed. The strike was in...

    Following up on Ukrainian Days
    Apr10

    Following up on Ukrainian Days

    The first Ukrainian Days of 2017 – and the first to be held during the Trump administration – were on March 8-9 in Washington with nearly four dozen Ukrainian Americans from 12 states and the District of Columbia participating. Group members visited the offices of more than 50 members of Congress to personally press their […] …read more...

    In Tillerson’s First G-7 Talks, a Focus on Familiar Unresolved Conflicts
    Apr10

    In Tillerson’s First G-7 Talks, a Focus on Familiar Unresolved Conflicts

    Diplomats from world powers have spent the past few years trying to figure out how to address the conflict in Syria, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and Russia’s actions in its neighborhood and abroad. Those issues remain a key focus this week, some with a renewed sense of urgency, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with...