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    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?
    Mar03

    Sweden is bringing back the draft. Wait, what?

    The reason comes down to one word: Russia. Sweden, that serene oasis of social democratic harmony in Scandinavia, is bringing back the draft. Next year, 4,000 men and women will be called for military service in Sweden. They’ll be chosen from a group of 13,000 young people born in 1999, consisting of both volunteers and conscripts, who will...

    Demonstrators in Washington recall life and work of Boris Nemtsov
    Mar03

    Demonstrators in Washington recall life and work of Boris Nemtsov

    WASHINGTON – On Sunday, February 26, United Help Ukraine Vice-President Oksana Osipova joined with U.S.-Ukraine Foundation President Nadia McConnell and representatives of Russian, Belarusian, Baltic and American organizations and addressed the group of people that gathered across the street from the Russian Embassy in Washington to commemorate...

    Christian Borys’s journey from Toronto tech to war correspondent in eastern Ukraine
    Mar03

    Christian Borys’s journey from Toronto tech to war correspondent in eastern Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Many people likely would not give a second thought to leaving the relative comfort of life in Toronto for the deadly battleground of eastern Ukraine. But when Christian Borys decided to embark on a new career two years ago, he thought Ukraine – his father’s ancestral homeland – would be the place to […] …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s suffering children
    Mar03

    Ukraine’s suffering children

    Last year in February, UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, reported that “The conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of 580,000 children living in non-government controlled areas and close to the front line in eastern Ukraine.” Of those, 200,000 – or one in three – needed psychosocial support. More than 215,000 were...

    Canadian physicians return  to Ukraine on fifth medical mission
    Mar03

    Canadian physicians return to Ukraine on fifth medical mission

    KYIV – In the summer of 2016, Serhiy Vovchuk suffered two bullet wounds to his left arm in the frontline town of Popasna in Luhansk Oblast from combined Russian-separatist forces. After undergoing four operations to restore functionality of his hand and fingers, Mr. Vovchuk, of the Kyivska Rus’ 11th Motorized Infantry Battalion, had his...

    Atlantic Council panel discusses Ukraine from the Holodomor to the Donbas war
    Mar03

    Atlantic Council panel discusses Ukraine from the Holodomor to the Donbas war

    WASHINGTON – For those in the U.S. capital area actively interested in finding a resolution to the dire situation Ukraine and other countries find themselves in because of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s pursuit of military aggression and an active disinformation policy, the Atlantic Council think tank discussion “Connecting...

    Conference in D.C. focuses on securing Ukraine’s sovereignty
    Mar03

    Conference in D.C. focuses on securing Ukraine’s sovereignty

    NEW YORK – “Securing Ukraine’s Sovereignty: The Road Ahead” was the title of a daylong academic conference held on February 15 at the U.S. Library of Congress that was organized by the Center for U.S.-Ukraine Relations (CUSUR) in collaboration with the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America...

    Railway blockade wreaks havoc on economy of Ukraine’s Donbas
    Mar03

    Railway blockade wreaks havoc on economy of Ukraine’s Donbas

    In late January, groups of self-identified veterans and several controversial Ukrainian people’s deputies began blocking railways linking the territory of the Donbas (Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts) controlled by Moscow-backed militants to areas controlled by the central government. They say that it is wrong to trade with the rebels and that...

    U.S. Says Russia’s Activities In Ukraine Impair Human Rights At Home
    Mar03

    U.S. Says Russia’s Activities In Ukraine Impair Human Rights At Home

    A new U.S. State Department report says human rights in Russia continue to be “significantly and negatively” affected by Moscow’s “purported annexation” of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula and its support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine
    Mar03

    Everyone seems to have a peace plan for Ukraine

    KYIV – It seems that peace plans for Ukraine are everywhere these days. Amid a recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine and yet another failed ceasefire in the nearly three-year-old conflict are a wave of new proposals to bring peace to the crisis-stricken nation – and from some unexpected places. The Ukrainian army has […] …read more...