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    Experts discuss information warfare, Ukraine and Europe
    Dec16

    Experts discuss information warfare, Ukraine and Europe

    KYIV – European journalism faced a number of challenges that drew its attention away from the events in Ukraine. This includes inadequate funding that results in editors’ inability to assign their reporters, Brexit, and Syria, which supersedes the war in Donbas, as well as the world of social media, where false information is spread beyond...

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win David Burke Award
    Dec16

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win David Burke Award

    WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. RFE/RL President Thomas Kent accepted the prize on behalf of the journalists in a ceremony on December 1 presided over by BBG...

    Investigative chief alleges Oleksandr Onyshchenko  may have spied for Russia
    Dec16

    Investigative chief alleges Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have spied for Russia

    KYIV – The head of investigations in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has charged that Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have been spying for Russia. Hryhoriy Ostafiychuk, head of the SBU’s Main Investigative Directorate, told reporters in Kyiv on December 1 that the SBU had obtained evidence that suggests treasonous...

    Savchenko’s allegiance questioned after meeting with Kremlin proxies
    Dec16

    Savchenko’s allegiance questioned after meeting with Kremlin proxies

    KYIV – Nadiya Savchenko is a woman of many firsts. She is Ukraine’s first female military aviator and the first servicewoman to have received the nation’s highest honor – the golden star Hero of Ukraine medal. She was also the most trusted politician in Ukraine, according to the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, when Russian...

    “Ukraine at 25: A December 1 Remembrance” Historical Encounters Series held in New York
    Dec16

    “Ukraine at 25: A December 1 Remembrance” Historical Encounters Series held in New York

    NEW YORK – A special Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series titled “Ukraine at 25: A December 1 Remembrance” was held at the Shevchenko Scientific Society to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the December 1 national referendum, during which more than 91 percent of Ukraine’s electorate voted to confirm Ukraine’s August 24 declaration...

    Holodomor commemorated on Parliament Hill
    Dec16

    Holodomor commemorated on Parliament Hill

    OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, held a solemn commemoration in Canada’s Parliament to mark the 83rd anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine. In 1932-1933 the totalitarian regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the...

    Insider’s guide to travel in Ukraine
    Dec16

    Insider’s guide to travel in Ukraine

    “Ukraine: Europe’s Best Kept Secret, An Insider’s Guide,” by Maria Kachmar, Lviv: Paliturnyk Publishing House, 2016. 96 pp. ($10.99 softcover, $5.99 kindle edition) Ukraine has risen to claim its place among the leading countries of Europe, and with that rise come tourists looking to learn more. There have been numerous tourism...

    Rex W. Tillerson: America’s Advocate or Putin Apologist?
    Dec16

    Rex W. Tillerson: America’s Advocate or Putin Apologist?

    Rex W. Tillerson, C.E.O of Exxon Mobil, will face tough questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing for Secretary of State. The Committee will carefully examine Tillerson’s track record. There are several concerns, which include Exxon Mobils’s business in Iraq and its ties to Russia. Critics...

    Barack Obama has vowed to retaliate against Russia for election interference
    Dec16

    Barack Obama has vowed to retaliate against Russia for election interference

    “We need to take action,” he declared. Barack Obama has vowed to take retaliatory action against Russia for using cyber attacks to interfere with the US election process — with just five weeks left before Donald Trump, arguably the most openly pro-Russia incoming president in recent memory, takes office. “I think there is no doubt that when...

    Dutch PM Confident Parliament Will Pass EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
    Dec16

    Dutch PM Confident Parliament Will Pass EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he is confident parliament will approve a compromise he secured from other European Union leaders on an EU-Ukraine pact. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...