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Section: US & Canada

    Ukraine upgrades military potential with new tanks and missiles
    Feb03

    Ukraine upgrades military potential with new tanks and missiles

    Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, starting in 2014, has naturally had a galvanizing effect on the Ukrainian military-industrial complex and its potential. According to various sources, this progress has been most apparent in areas including heavy weapons and equipment, production of small arms and light weapons, as well as...

    ‘Ambulances for Ukraine’ project delivers 10 vehicles from Canada
    Feb03

    ‘Ambulances for Ukraine’ project delivers 10 vehicles from Canada

    KYIV – During an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Ukraine on January 27, the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine, together with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the international charitable foundation Caritas Ukraine transferred 10 ambulances donated from Canada to medical institutions of...

    Ukraine to produce M16 assault rifle in joint venture with U.S. firm
    Feb03

    Ukraine to produce M16 assault rifle in joint venture with U.S. firm

    Ukroboronprom, the state entity responsible for Ukraine’s military-industrial complex, announced that it would begin joint production with the U.S. company Aeroscraft of a Ukrainian variant of the M16 assault rifle – to be renamed the WAC-47. Sergei Mykytyuk, the director of Ukr-oboronprom subsidiary Ukroboronservis, told journalists at a...

    On the deteriorating situation in Avdiyivka
    Feb03

    On the deteriorating situation in Avdiyivka

    U.S. Mission to the OSCE Statement delivered on January 31 by Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kate M. Byrnes in Vienna to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The statement was released by the U.S. Mission to the OSCE. As our Ukrainian colleague has explained, the situation is dire in […]...

    UCC on Russia’s escalation of attacks against Ukraine
    Feb03

    UCC on Russia’s escalation of attacks against Ukraine

    The following statement was released by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on January 31. For the last several days, the Russian Federation and its proxy forces have unleashed intensive artillery, Grad rocket and mortar shelling of Ukrainian military positions and residential areas near Avdiyivka and surrounding locations. According to the Ukrainian...

    UCCA urges continued U.S. support of Ukraine
    Feb03

    UCCA urges continued U.S. support of Ukraine

    The following statement was released by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America on January 30. The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representative body of Americans of Ukrainian descent, has consistently advocated for Ukraine’s freedom and independence over the course of three-quarters of a...

    Russia’s war in Ukraine must not be ‘forgotten’
    Feb03

    Russia’s war in Ukraine must not be ‘forgotten’

    On January 31, the BBC described the fighting in and around the Ukrainian city of Avdiyivka as “the front line of Europe’s ‘forgotten war,’ ” a characterization if accepted that ranks alongside Nevil Chamberlain’s dismissive remark about Hitler’s demands on Czechoslovakia as “a quarrel in a far-away country between people...

    2016: The wide world  of Ukrainian sports
    Feb03

    2016: The wide world of Ukrainian sports

    The 2016 sports year was an internationally competitive one with Ukraine an active participant on the world stage. After a dreadful performance at soccer’s 2016 Euro Cup and a disappointing result at the Rio Summer Olympic Games, Ukraine demonstrated it is a world leader in Paralympic sports. Three straight losses on the pitch in a […]...

    2016: The noteworthy: people and events
    Feb03

    2016: The noteworthy: people and events

    This section features the noteworthy events and people of 2016 that defy easy classification (or could fit under more than one of our Year in Review categories). • Representatives of Ukrainian American community organizations and institutions gathered on January 10 at the Ukrainian Restaurant in New York to bid farewell to Ambassador Yuriy...

    2016: At The Ukrainian Weekly: special issues, special focuses
    Feb03

    2016: At The Ukrainian Weekly: special issues, special focuses

    Nothing like starting the year off right! On January 30, Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union made yet another generous donation to the Ukrainian National Association’s two newspapers, Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly, giving each $12,500. The $25,000 donation was noted in the Press Fund reports of both newspapers. (The credit union...