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    Exit memos from outgoing  U.S. Cabinet members
    Jan13

    Exit memos from outgoing U.S. Cabinet members

    Outgoing members of the Cabinet of President Barack Obama on January 5 submitted exit memos that included references to developments in Ukraine as it continues to face Russian aggression. Below are the relevant excerpts from the memoranda written by Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Secretary of State Kerry, in...

    Pinchuk’s tone of appeasement toward Russia rattles Kyiv
    Jan13

    Pinchuk’s tone of appeasement toward Russia rattles Kyiv

    KYIV – Victor Pinchuk, the billionaire tycoon known for staging Ukraine’s premiere gathering of leaders and thinkers on Ukraine’s European future, drew criticism for suggesting that his county shelve integration with the continent and temporarily sacrifice Crimea in exchange for peace with Russia. He did so in an opinion piece...

    Ukrainians reflect bitterly on ‘betrayed hopes’ of Euro-Maidan
    Jan13

    Ukrainians reflect bitterly on ‘betrayed hopes’ of Euro-Maidan

    KYIV – Between classes in Kolkata, India, 17-year-old Svyatoslav Yurash was glued to a video stream of almost a million of his compatriots rallying in Ukraine’s capital when he decided to join the protest that would soon swell into a revolt. The night before in Kyiv – on November 30, 2013 – hundreds of demonstrators, […] …read more...

    A Trump-Putin deal on Crimea  could trigger a much bigger war
    Jan13

    A Trump-Putin deal on Crimea could trigger a much bigger war

    Avraam Smulyevich, a leading Israeli specialist on ethnic issues in the former Soviet space, says that Kyiv might be forced to agree to a Trump-Putin deal on Crimea but that such a deal would “only convince the Russian dictator that he had to invade other countries without being punished” and thus lead him to launch […] …read more Source:...

    State of war exists between Russia  and Ukraine, Portnikov says
    Jan13

    State of war exists between Russia and Ukraine, Portnikov says

    It is a measure of the triumph of Kremlin propagandists, the fecklessness of Western leaders and the fears in Kyiv of angering both that, more than two years after Russian forces invaded Ukraine, a Ukrainian commentator has been forced again to state the obvious: a state of war exists between Russia and Ukraine. The Ukrainian […] …read more...

    Hrushevsky Translation Project Produces Volume 3 of “History of Ukraine-Rus’”
    Jan13

    Hrushevsky Translation Project Produces Volume 3 of “History of Ukraine-Rus’”

    EDMONTON-TORONTO – The Peter Jacyk Center for Ukrainian Historical Research of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, and CIUS Press announced the publication of a new volume of Mykhailo Hrushevsky’s “History of Ukraine-Rus’.” The new English-language Volume 3, like the eight volumes previously published...

    National Symphony Orchestra embarks on 44-concert tour of North America
    Jan13

    National Symphony Orchestra embarks on 44-concert tour of North America

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU), the country’s most acclaimed cultural ambassador and one of the most distinguished orchestras of Europe, will undertake a 44-concert North American tour beginning on January 18 in Fort Myers, Fla., and concluding in the San Francisco area on March 26. Tour performances...

    2016: In Ukraine: economic hardship and Russian hybrid warfare
    Jan13

    2016: In Ukraine: economic hardship and Russian hybrid warfare

    Ukraine endured another year of economic hardship and unprovoked Russian hybrid warfare on all fronts while a third post-Maidan government was installed amid political turmoil in another attempt to deliver the promises of democratic transformation espoused by the revolution of 2014. 2016 was also the year Ukraine marked the 25th anniversary of...

    2016: In U.S.-Ukraine relations: concerns about war, corruption
    Jan13

    2016: In U.S.-Ukraine relations: concerns about war, corruption

    Questionable words uttered by President Barack Obama put Ukraine in the news in the United States at the beginning of the year. In his State of the Union address on January 12, speaking about threats faced by the U.S. and the world, Mr. Obama said: “Even as their economy severely contracts, Russia is pouring resources […] …read more Source:...

    Canadian navy ship returns to port following six-month NATO deployment
    Jan13

    Canadian navy ship returns to port following six-month NATO deployment

    HALIFAX — Family members and friends lined a dock on the Halifax waterfront Friday to welcome the return of a Royal Canadian Navy ship following a six-month deployment overseas. HMCS Charlottetown pulled into port on a clear, mild day after a stint with NATO forces in the Mediterranean and Black seas as part of Op Reassurance — Canada’s...