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    NATO Summit Shows Shift from Reassurance to Deterrence
    Jul08

    NATO Summit Shows Shift from Reassurance to Deterrence

    It is being called the most critical NATO summit since the end of the Cold War. U.S. President Barack Obama began two days of crucial meetings in Warsaw Friday with Brexit at the top of his agenda and concerns of what the departure of NATO’s other heavy-hitter, Britain, from the EU will mean for the security alliance. The United States has...

    Trudeau pledges troops, frigate and jets as NATO faces off against Russia
    Jul08

    Trudeau pledges troops, frigate and jets as NATO faces off against Russia

    WARSAW, Poland – Canada is deploying what the Liberal government describes as its largest sustained military contingent to Europe in more than a decade, as NATO prepares for a protracted standoff with a resurgent Russia. In Poland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada will send troops and fighter jets to eastern Europe,...

    Key details still up in the air as Trudeau pledges military support to NATO
    Jul08

    Key details still up in the air as Trudeau pledges military support to NATO

    WARSAW, Poland — Key details about Canada’s plan to help a NATO force in Eastern Europe remain in limbo, officials say, as Canada waits to see what other countries will contribute to the cause. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at the NATO leaders’ summit in Poland on Friday that Canada will take command of a 1,000-strong...

    Yatsenyuk thanks U.S. for support and ‘real commitment’ to Ukraine
    Jul08

    Yatsenyuk thanks U.S. for support and ‘real commitment’ to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the leader of Ukraine’s People’s Front party and – until two months ago – his country’s prime minister, visited Washington in the last week of June for talks with U.S. government officials and organizations involved and interested in Ukraine’s positive development. And, as did his successor,...

    Rada approves arrest of Onyshchenko
    Jul08

    Rada approves arrest of Onyshchenko

    Charges mark first major anti-corruption case in post-Maidan period KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on July 5 to strip political immunity from National Deputy Aleksandr Onyshchenko and arrest him for criminal charges related to the alleged theft of $64 million through fictitious firms set up in the natural gas trade, which has long been...

    Eastern angst: Brexit vote sends  jitters through countries on EU’s fringe
    Jul08

    Eastern angst: Brexit vote sends jitters through countries on EU’s fringe

    The mood in Kyiv was glum after Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union following a countrywide referendum. The city saw deadly mass protests two years ago in defense of Ukraine’s rapprochement with the European Union, and news of the Brexit vote met with dismay in the Ukrainian capital. Officials mostly put on a […]...

    Ukraine fears political consequences of Brexit vote
    Jul08

    Ukraine fears political consequences of Brexit vote

    While the global media is busy discussing mainly the economic consequences of the Brexit vote, Ukraine is wary of the political ones. On the one hand, the significance of the United Kingdom as an export market for Ukraine is quite small. And the ensuing turbulence in the debt markets stemming from the U.K.’s decision to […] …read more...

    Ukrainian opera singer killed  while fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Jul08

    Ukrainian opera singer killed while fighting in eastern Ukraine

    A Ukrainian opera singer who left the Paris National Opera two years ago to fight Russia-backed militants in eastern Ukraine was killed on June 29 by sniper fire. The death of Vasyl Slipak, 41, was confirmed by Ukraine’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe, Dmytro Kuleba, in a Twitter posting on June 29. Media […] …read...

    Leading Ukrainian educator visits Philadelphia’s Ukrainian community
    Jul08

    Leading Ukrainian educator visits Philadelphia’s Ukrainian community

    PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor on education to the president of Ukraine, visited the U.S. during the last week of May and had time on his itinerary to visit only one Ukrainian American community, Philadelphia, where local leaders organized a series of meetings with four institutions of higher learning and two community events. […]...

    Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor to Ukraine’s president, visits Washington
    Jul08

    Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor to Ukraine’s president, visits Washington

    WASHINGTON – Dr. Serhiy Kvit, senior adviser to the president of Ukraine on education, visited Washington, where he held a briefing on the current state of education in Ukraine and discussed achievements during his tenure as minister of education and science, and prospects for further progress on short- and long-term reforms. Dr. Kvit is a […]...