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    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...

    2016: Culture and the arts in all their diversity
    Jan27

    2016: Culture and the arts in all their diversity

    The year 2016 witnessed several anniversary celebrations of important Ukrainian artists and seasoned Ukrainian ensembles and organizations, as well as the birth of new groups. Even when not directly related to the ongoing specter of war in their homeland, the activities of Ukrainian artists and performers found a resonance far beyond their local...

    Obama speaks on Russia, Ukraine at his final press conference
    Jan27

    Obama speaks on Russia, Ukraine at his final press conference

    Following is an excerpt from President Barack Obama’s final press conference as he leaves office. A transcript of the January 18 news conference at the White House appeared in The Washington Post. The excerpt below is Mr. Obama’s answer to a reporter’s question about whether President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that...

    2016: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Activity and advocacy
    Jan27

    2016: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Activity and advocacy

    Ukrainians in the U.S. were busy with the events, festivals and humanitarian projects of various Ukrainian organizations. With the election cycle coming to a close in November 2016, political advocacy was of the utmost concern for many Ukrainians in the U.S. Ukraine’s wounded veterans – Vadim Sviridenko, Vadym Maznichenko, Col. Ihor...

    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...

    2016: Ukrainian National Association: caring for our community
    Jan27

    2016: Ukrainian National Association: caring for our community

    Traditionally, the UNA marks the beginning of a new year with the release of its new Almanac. The Almanac of the Ukrainian National Association for 2016 (Petro Chasto, editor) marked several notable anniversaries, including the 70th anniversaries of both the so-called Lviv Sobor of 1946 that liquidated the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church by...

    Freedom House Condemns Arrest Of Crimean Tatar Journalist, Lawyer
    Jan27

    Freedom House Condemns Arrest Of Crimean Tatar Journalist, Lawyer

    Freedom House has condemned the arrest of lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and his client Seyran Saliev by Russian-imposed prosecutors in Ukraine’s Moscow-annexed Crimea region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump to discuss lifting Russian sanctions with Putin on Saturday
    Jan27

    Trump to discuss lifting Russian sanctions with Putin on Saturday

    U.S. President Donald Trump will speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone on Saturday according to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. The leaders will discuss a range of topics including how to tackle radical Islamic terrorism. More controversially, the removal of sanctions may also be up for discussion, as the White House...

    Putin And Trump To Discuss Sanctions Against Russia: Conway
    Jan27

    Putin And Trump To Discuss Sanctions Against Russia: Conway

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are likely to discuss the sanctions that Washington imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine when the two leaders speak by telephone on Saturday, a senior White House aide said.Trump has said in the past that, as part of a rapprochement he is seeking with Russia, he is...