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    Trump and Putin are both very insecure about the size of their nuclear arsenals
    Feb24

    Trump and Putin are both very insecure about the size of their nuclear arsenals

    Donald Trump says the United States has fallen behind and must return to the “top of the pack” in nuclear weapons capability. The president on Thursday called a recent report of a missile deployment and arms control violation by Russia a “big deal” that he would raise with Russian President Vladimir Putin if the two meet. Moscow has a decidedly...

    The tipping point: Will Trump, Congress, Sessions, Comey all cooperate to bury Russia connections?
    Feb24

    The tipping point: Will Trump, Congress, Sessions, Comey all cooperate to bury Russia connections?

    In a week where we have news of Donald Trump’s personal attorney working with pro-Russian forces to craft a deal that hands over Crimea while lifting U.S. sanctions, Trump’s campaign chair being blackmailed over millions funneled to him from Moscow, and Russian officials continuing to brag about their inside connection to the Trump...

    Phillip Karber: Ukraine faces  Russia’s ‘new-generation warfare’
    Feb24

    Phillip Karber: Ukraine faces Russia’s ‘new-generation warfare’

    KYIV – Dr. Phillip Karber never projected that Ukraine would be able to withstand Russian military aggression for as long as it has – three years already. The president of the Potomac Foundation, an independent policy center in Virginia, said Ukraine’s army has “substantially improved” since Moscow engineered an armed uprising in the...

    Erstwhile Yanukovych ally Firtash closer to extradition to the U.S.
    Feb24

    Erstwhile Yanukovych ally Firtash closer to extradition to the U.S.

    KYIV – Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian mogul whose political tentacles extend to Washington, London, Moscow and the Ukrainian diaspora community, faces extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges following a Vienna court ruling on February 21. Vienna’s Higher Regional Court reversed a lower court’s ruling from April 2015 that said U.S....

    Vigil in Washington remembers heroes of the Heavenly Brigade
    Feb24

    Vigil in Washington remembers heroes of the Heavenly Brigade

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainians in gathered on February 20 in the heart of the U.S. capital, near the Lincoln Memorial, for a vigil commemorating the heroes of the Heavenly Brigade. The event, which was attended by members of the Ukrainian community and diplomats from the Embassy of Ukraine, started with mournful Lemko folk song “Plyve Kacha.” […]...

    U.S. on third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity
    Feb24

    U.S. on third anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

    The following press statement on the “Third Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity” was released by U.S. State Department’s acting spokesperson, Mark C. Toner, on February 20. Three years ago, thousands of Ukrainians came together on the Maidan, Kyiv’s central square, to demand that their voices be heard. Braving subzero...

    UNICEF: 1 million Ukrainian children now need aid
    Feb24

    UNICEF: 1 million Ukrainian children now need aid

    UNITED NATIONS – As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, 1 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on February 17. “This is an invisible emergency – a crisis most of the world […]...

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on third anniversary of Russian aggression
    Feb24

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on third anniversary of Russian aggression

    The following statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the “Third Anniversary of Military Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine” was released on February 20. (The text of the English translation has been slightly edited for clarity.) On February 20, 2014, the Russian Federation launched the military aggression...

    Haran speaks on geopolitical attitudes in Ukraine and their policy implications
    Feb24

    Haran speaks on geopolitical attitudes in Ukraine and their policy implications

    MONTREAL – Ukrainians were interested in joining the European Union before the Euro-Maidan, but it was not at the top of their list of nation-building priorities. The idea of Ukrainians identifying themselves with Western Europe, rather than with Russia, did not generate enough power to mobilize the nation until 2014. In a recent lecture at […]...

    “Bitter Harvest” presents opportunity
    Feb24

    “Bitter Harvest” presents opportunity

    Dear Editor: The film “Bitter Harvest” provides us with the opportunity to put the spotlight on the topics of Ukraine, genocide and the Holodomor beyond the Ukrainian community among Americans, Canadians, etc. Within the Ukrainian community, the film “Bitter Harvest” is rightfully receiving appropriate attention. Please send film fliers to your...