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Section: US & Canada

    Ukraine upgraded in yearly graft ranking on back of e-declarations
    Jan27

    Ukraine upgraded in yearly graft ranking on back of e-declarations

    KYIV – Ukraine slightly improved on the yearly corruption index compiled by Transparency International, placing in the 26th percentile alongside regional peers Russia and Kazakhstan. The Berlin-based corruption watchdog said Ukraine ranked 131st out of 176 countries last year, a minor improvement over the previous year when it ranked 130 out of...

    Ukrainian contingent in Women’s March raises issue of Trump-Putin connection
    Jan27

    Ukrainian contingent in Women’s March raises issue of Trump-Putin connection

    PHILADELPHIA – A Ukrainian contingent at the January 21 Women’s March on Philadelphia gave voice to the concerns of Ukrainians and Ukrainian Americans following the presidential inauguration, in particular the relationship with Russia. The event was one of 600-plus protests around the world affiliated with the Women’s March on...

    McCain Vows To Cement Sanctions Against Russia If Trump Tries To Lift Them
    Jan27

    McCain Vows To Cement Sanctions Against Russia If Trump Tries To Lift Them

    U.S. Senator John McCain says he will pursue legislation that would cement sanctions against Russia into law if President Donald Trump decides to lift them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Petro Matiaszek: promoting Ukraine via “honest dialogue” with investors
    Jan27

    Petro Matiaszek: promoting Ukraine via “honest dialogue” with investors

    KYIV – Petro Matiaszek prefers “government relations and communications” to the streetwise adage of “fixer” to describe his 23-year illustrious role in Ukraine. For nearly two decades, the New York Law School graduate has smoothly navigated among the three sectors of society – public, private and civil society – with such fluidity that he could...

    U.S. Senate confirms Haley, advocate of Ukraine sovereignty, as U.N. envoy
    Jan27

    U.S. Senate confirms Haley, advocate of Ukraine sovereignty, as U.N. envoy

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive 96-to-4 vote on January 24. Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina won support from most Democratic senators because she testified that she does not support Republican efforts to slash U.S. funding for the U.N. Sen. […]...

    Obama speaks on Russia, Ukraine at his final press conference
    Jan27

    Obama speaks on Russia, Ukraine at his final press conference

    Following is an excerpt from President Barack Obama’s final press conference as he leaves office. A transcript of the January 18 news conference at the White House appeared in The Washington Post. The excerpt below is Mr. Obama’s answer to a reporter’s question about whether President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that...

    2016: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Activity and advocacy
    Jan27

    2016: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Activity and advocacy

    Ukrainians in the U.S. were busy with the events, festivals and humanitarian projects of various Ukrainian organizations. With the election cycle coming to a close in November 2016, political advocacy was of the utmost concern for many Ukrainians in the U.S. Ukraine’s wounded veterans – Vadim Sviridenko, Vadym Maznichenko, Col. Ihor...

    Academia: Anniversaries,  conferences, new initiatives
    Jan27

    Academia: Anniversaries, conferences, new initiatives

    The Ukrainian community saw a productive year in the academic realm with myriad symposia, roundtables and initiatives aimed at furthering understanding of Ukrainians’ history and national identity, as well as current developments in Ukraine. Especially noteworthy throughout 2016 were the 40th anniversary commemorations of the Canadian...

    2016: Culture and the arts in all their diversity
    Jan27

    2016: Culture and the arts in all their diversity

    The year 2016 witnessed several anniversary celebrations of important Ukrainian artists and seasoned Ukrainian ensembles and organizations, as well as the birth of new groups. Even when not directly related to the ongoing specter of war in their homeland, the activities of Ukrainian artists and performers found a resonance far beyond their local...

    Freedom House Condemns Arrest Of Crimean Tatar Journalist, Lawyer
    Jan27

    Freedom House Condemns Arrest Of Crimean Tatar Journalist, Lawyer

    Freedom House has condemned the arrest of lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and his client Seyran Saliev by Russian-imposed prosecutors in Ukraine’s Moscow-annexed Crimea region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...