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    Ukraine showcases advanced new air-to-ground rocket munition
    Mar10

    Ukraine showcases advanced new air-to-ground rocket munition

    Ukraine’s technological and military modernization pursuits appear to be a matter of growing concern and vexation for Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on February 11 that Ukroboron-prom (a state-owned association of multi-product enterprises in the defense industry) has successfully tested a new type of domestically...

    U.S.: Russia’s activities in Ukraine impair human rights at home
    Mar10

    U.S.: Russia’s activities in Ukraine impair human rights at home

    WASHINGTON – A new U.S. State Department report says human rights in Russia continue to be “significantly and negatively” affected by Moscow’s “purported annexation” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and its support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. The March 3 report is the first human rights report from the State Department to...

    March 16, 2016
    Mar10

    March 16, 2016

    Last year, on March 16, 2016, John Kirby of the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Spokesperson released a statement on the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The U.S. statement noted: “Today, as Russia’s occupation of Crimea enters its third year, we affirm our commitment to a united, sovereign Ukraine. The...

    Patriarch Josyf’s legacy lives on
    Mar10

    Patriarch Josyf’s legacy lives on

    This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the great Ukrainian leader and great churchman Patriarch Josyf Slipyj, who strove to secure the Ukrainian nation’s rights and freedoms, and was imprisoned by Soviet authorities for refusing to betray the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was, as St. Pope John Paul II said, a man […]...

    Kyiv faces dilemma over  occupied Donbas business ties
    Mar10

    Kyiv faces dilemma over occupied Donbas business ties

    KYIV – Ukraine’s precarious dilemma on conducting trade with businesses in occupied Donbas made it to the International Court of Justice at The Hague where Kyiv is accusing Russia of financing terrorism and discrimination in the Crimea. The Russian side, while addressing Ukraine’s accusations on March 7, asserted that Kyiv authorities...

    Klimkin says Tillerson pledges  U.S. support against Russian aggression
    Mar10

    Klimkin says Tillerson pledges U.S. support against Russian aggression

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has assured him that Washington will continue to support Kyiv in its standoff with Russia. Mr. Klimkin made the comments outside the State Department on March 7 following a meeting with Mr. Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil CEO who now serves...

    Klimkin’s testimony before U.S. Senate subcommittee
    Mar10

    Klimkin’s testimony before U.S. Senate subcommittee

    Following is the text of testimony before the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee, Senate Committee on Appropriations, presented on March 7 by Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin. The text was released by the Ukrainian Embassy in the U.S. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to testify before you...

    “Baba Babee Skazala” documentary seeks funding to complete project
    Mar10

    “Baba Babee Skazala” documentary seeks funding to complete project

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukrainian American filmmaker Matej Silecky’s documentary film, “Baba Babee Skazala,” features interviews with post-World War II immigrants who came to the United States after living as displaced persons. Mr. Silecky’s Kitsune Tale Productions hopes “to foster independent creative and artistic projects, using...

    The lost instruments of a lost Ukraine
    Mar10

    The lost instruments of a lost Ukraine

    For the first time in 100 years, the original bandura, kobza and torban will be heard. Most people of Ukrainian descent, at some point or another, have had the chance to hear Ukraine’s beloved national instrument, the bandura. Many people agree that the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus, originally from Poltava and Kyiv, was considered to be […]...

    Edmonton community remembers heroes of the Heavenly Brigade
    Mar10

    Edmonton community remembers heroes of the Heavenly Brigade

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The poignant sounds of the “panakhyda” (memorial service) filled St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on Sunday evening, February 19, as members of Edmonton’s Ukrainian community gathered for an ecumenical prayer service for Ukraine and the Heavenly Brigade. Clergy from the Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic...