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    Russian troops are preparing for a “time of war”
    Feb10

    Russian troops are preparing for a “time of war”

    Russian troops have been preparing for “a time of war” this week. At the direction of President Vladimir Putin, more than 45,000 troops have been taking part in a series of military manoeuvres to test how prepared the country’s army is for future combat. However one expert in Russian military warns that the true motivation behind the attack...

    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,...

    Kyiv in “wait and see” mode  over Trump policy toward Ukraine
    Feb10

    Kyiv in “wait and see” mode over Trump policy toward Ukraine

    KYIV – Ukraine is still “watching and waiting” when it comes to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy towards its strategic partner and his stance towards the Donbas war that Russia has stoked since April 2014. Being gauged in every world capital for his unorthodox policy views and governing style, the 45th American president said he […]...

    Holocaust Memorial Museum to digitize Ukrainian Museum-Archives’ DP collection
    Feb10

    Holocaust Memorial Museum to digitize Ukrainian Museum-Archives’ DP collection

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington and the Ukrainian Museum-Archives (UMA) of Cleveland have signed a cooperation agreement to digitize UMA’s collection of archived materials from post-World War II Displaced Persons (DP) camps. The agreement was signed on February 6 at the Holocaust Museum in Washington by...

    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...