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    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...

    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 […]...

    Ukrainians in the U.S.: The importance of voting
    Jul08

    Ukrainians in the U.S.: The importance of voting

    The following quote can be found in an article recently published online in the Observer (“Trump’s Anti-NATO Stance and Praise for Putin May Haunt Him,” June 7): Adrian Karatnycky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council where he is co-director of the Ukraine in Europe program, noted that…“There are approximately 9 million Americans who...

    “Petrykivka” featured in Philadelphia Arts Festival
    Jul08

    “Petrykivka” featured in Philadelphia Arts Festival

    PHILADELPHIA – The colorful Ukrainian painting style known as “Petrykivka” was on prominent display during the Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl, an annual festival that transforms Philadelphia’s Art Museum area into an eclectic showcase of the arts. “Petrykivka: The Soul of Ukraine” exhibited the work of six Ukrainian artists specializing in...

    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. […]...

    Trudeau pledges troops, frigate and jets to NATO’s standoff with Russia
    Jul08

    Trudeau pledges troops, frigate and jets to NATO’s standoff with Russia

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his son Xavier disembark a government plane as they arrive in Warsaw, Poland, Friday July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld 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...

    NATO Chief Says Helping Partners’ Armed Forces Is Crucial
    Jul08

    NATO Chief Says Helping Partners’ Armed Forces Is Crucial

    WARSAW, Poland—The NATO military alliance doesn’t only need to reinforce its own armed forces, it also must also come to the aid of partner nations in the Middle East and North Africa that are threatened by extremist violence, NATO’s chief said Friday. “For our nations to be safe, it’s not enough to keep our defenses strong, we...

    The Latest: Security is intense at NATO summit
    Jul08

    The Latest: Security is intense at NATO summit

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Warsaw appears to be the most highly secured city in the world as the city hosts a NATO summit, an event that comes after a string of recent extremist attacks across the world. Helicopters are hovering above the National Stadium, where the summit is being held,...

    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,...

    The Latest: Russia says NATO acts like an enemy
    Jul08

    The Latest: Russia says NATO acts like an enemy

    A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is willing to cooperate with NATO although it acts toward Russia like an enemy. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia’s hostile actions in Ukraine have spurred the alliance to raise its defenses on the eastern flank. Stoltenberg spoke to reporters before the NATO...