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    Russia is propping up Ukraine rebels by selling 1 million tons of their coal per month to evade Kiev blockade
    Sep29

    Russia is propping up Ukraine rebels by selling 1 million tons of their coal per month to evade Kiev blockade

    Russia and the separatists are deepening ties amid a trade blockade imposed by Ukraine and a lack of progress in enforcing a 2015 peace accord to end the three-year war that’s claimed 10,000 lives …read more Source: Vancouver...

    The Mother of All Fake News
    Sep29

    The Mother of All Fake News

    Watchers of Ukraine’s NewsOne television channel on September 25 were treated to what was suggested to be a congressional hearing in Washington about corruption in the National Bank of Ukraine (the NBU), which is the Ukrainian equivalent of the Federal Reserve Board. The event, which took place in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, Room HC...

    Ukraine’s Military Chief Says Russia Left Troops In Belarus After War Games
    Sep29

    Ukraine’s Military Chief Says Russia Left Troops In Belarus After War Games

    The Ukrainian military’s chief of staff says Russia left troops behind in Belarus after staging military exercises there, despite Moscow’s pledge not to do so, Reuters reports. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Commemorates Victims Of Babi Yar Massacre
    Sep29

    Ukraine Commemorates Victims Of Babi Yar Massacre

    Ukraine has marked the 76th anniversary of a World War II-era massacre of 33,771 Jews by Nazi troops on the outskirts of occupied Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada  to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine
    Sep29

    Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – The national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take the lead in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine. Following a September 22 meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto, Prime Minister Trudeau told reporters at a joint news...

    Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine
    Sep29

    Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine

    LVIV – As Holly Palance neared her ancestral village of Ivane-Zolote in Ternopil Oblast on September 15, she couldn’t help noticing how much the lush green, hilly countryside resembled the rural coal-mining area of Pennsylvania where her father grew up and once worked, and where she would visit her grandparents on trips from Los Angeles....

    Semena handed  suspended sentence  in ‘separatism’ case
    Sep29

    Semena handed suspended sentence in ‘separatism’ case

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea on September 22 found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a two-and-a-half-year suspended sentence in a case criticized by the West as politically motivated. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service said the 66-year-old Mr. Semena was also barred from “public activities” –...

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short
    Sep29

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short

    In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (known by its Ukrainian based acronym as SBU). The authors of the RPR letter asserted that the...

    U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation
    Sep29

    U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation

    The August visit of the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Ukraine was the first such trip by a Pentagon head in the last 10 years. Before arriving in Kyiv, Mr. Mattis told reporters he planned to commemorate Ukraine’s Independence Day, underscore Washington’s commitment to the bilateral strategic partnership, as well as...

    U.N. report on Crimea details  grave human rights violations
    Sep29

    U.N. report on Crimea details grave human rights violations

    GENEVA – The human rights situation in Crimea has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, says a United Nations report that details how residents there were affected when Ukrainian laws were substituted by those of Russia and Russian citizenship was imposed on tens of thousands of the peninsula’s residents. “Grave human rights...