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    Chuck Schumer To Vote Against Rex Tillerson For Secretary Of State
    Jan27

    Chuck Schumer To Vote Against Rex Tillerson For Secretary Of State

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that he plans to vote against former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. “I will oppose his nomination, and I encourage the full Senate to do the same,” Schumer said in a statement released shortly before President Donald Trump was scheduled to speak to Russian President Vladimir...

    McCain to Trump: I will work to ‘codify sanctions against Russia into law’ if you try to lift them
    Jan27

    McCain to Trump: I will work to ‘codify sanctions against Russia into law’ if you try to lift them

    Thomson ReutersArizona Senator John McCain released a statement on Friday about President Donald Trump’s planned phone call with Vladimir Putin, advising Trump to “put an end to speculation” that sanctions on Russia will be lifted. Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Friday that removing US sanctions on Russia...

    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. […]...

    Kyiv urges Trump to keep sanctions on Russia
    Jan27

    Kyiv urges Trump to keep sanctions on Russia

    KYIV – Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to continue providing his crisis-stricken country with political and military assistance, urging Trump to continue sanctions against Russia to deter “further escalation” of the war in eastern Ukraine by the Kremlin. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL on...

    U.N. confirms Yanukovych asked  Kremlin to deploy troops in Ukraine
    Jan27

    U.N. confirms Yanukovych asked Kremlin to deploy troops in Ukraine

    KYIV – The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has received a copy of a statement by Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president at the time, requesting Moscow to deploy its military forces in Ukraine, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko wrote on Facebook. “The Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office received, through the Permanent...

    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...

    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...