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    Ukraine at the U.N.: moral issues versus political expediency
    Jan06

    Ukraine at the U.N.: moral issues versus political expediency

    Ukraine managed to pass a resolution at the U.N. General Assembly condemning the violation of human rights in illegally occupied Crimea by Russia. The voting was not particularly impressive or overwhelming. The resolution garnered 70 yea votes with 23 nay and 76 abstentions. Still, it was an important vote. All NATO countries voted with Ukraine....

    Aid to Ukraine: the needs are enormous
    Jan06

    Aid to Ukraine: the needs are enormous

    Humanitarian aid for Ukraine has been implemented from both sides, internally by the citizens of Ukraine and externally by the Ukrainian diaspora. Ukraine is a country in the midst of war, economic change and social upheaval. As a result, the old social safety net has been broken, but a new one has not been developed […] …read more Source:...

    A standing ovation in Kyiv for “Okradena Zemlya”
    Jan06

    A standing ovation in Kyiv for “Okradena Zemlya”

    KYIV – The feature documentary film “Okradena Zemlya” premiered in Kyiv at “Ukrayinskyi Dim” (Ukraine House) on the Khreshchatyk on November 25 to a standing ovation. The showing was organized by the Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor National Museum with the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, as part of the worldwide Holodomor...

    Novel reflecting today’s reality in Ukraine
    Jan06

    Novel reflecting today’s reality in Ukraine

    “The Linnet,” by Chris McNaught. Cambridge, England: Vanguard Press, 2016. 274 pp. ISBN: 978-1784-65-163-3, $16.99. Visitors to author Chris McNaught’s website are greeted with the following quote by Gunter Grass: “People need books with an epic background. They are bored with books that tell only one story on one level. They need something...

    Remembering a once-forgotten priest – Father Nestor Dmytriw
    Jan06

    Remembering a once-forgotten priest – Father Nestor Dmytriw

    HILLSIDE, N.J. – During 2016, Canadians celebrated the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. It is therefore fitting to remember Father Nestor Dmytriw, the first Ukrainian Catholic priest to celebrate the divine liturgy in Canada – at Terebovlia, Manitoba, in April 1897. In addition to his spiritual duties, Father Nestor Dmytriw...

    Republicans support Donald Trump as he questions U.S. intelligence
    Jan06

    Republicans support Donald Trump as he questions U.S. intelligence

    (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times/Redux) WASHINGTON — A few years ago President Barack Obama came under conservative fire for choosing, at times, to read his daily intelligence briefings, rather than receive them in-person. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was among those piling on. “I have a hard time comprehending that, because the primary job of...

    Putin and the Populists
    Jan06

    Putin and the Populists

    Donald Trump is practically alone in mainstream American politics in his consistent praise of Vladimir Putin and insistence that the United States would benefit from warmer relations with Russia. But that inclination to view Putin more as ally than adversary places Trump squarely in line with the racially infused, conservative-populist movements...

    Volunteer Medics Demand Ukraine Provide Front-Line Ambulances
    Jan06

    Volunteer Medics Demand Ukraine Provide Front-Line Ambulances

    After three years of conflict, volunteer medics are still evacuating the wounded in private cars — and are demanding the Ukrainian army provide more front-line ambulances. (Levko Stek, Maryan Kushnik, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Republicans are publicly taking Donald Trump’s side in his war against the intelligence community
    Jan06

    Republicans are publicly taking Donald Trump’s side in his war against the intelligence community

    In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. As President-elect Donald Trump questions U.S. spy agency conclusions about Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election and praises Russian President Vladimir Putin and appears to side with WikiLeaks founder Julian...

    Conway ‘disappointed’ in media leaks before intel briefing
    Jan06

    Conway ‘disappointed’ in media leaks before intel briefing

    A senior member of Donald Trump’s transition team expressed disappointment Friday that contents of the intelligence community’s report regarding Russia’s cyberattacks against American political targets were leaked to the media ahead of the president-elect’s scheduled briefing.That report, delivered to President Barack...