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    Ukrainian Canadian Joshua Kutryk selected to become Canadian astronaut
    Aug11

    Ukrainian Canadian Joshua Kutryk selected to become Canadian astronaut

    OTTAWA – Lt. Col. Joshua Kutryk, a Ukrainian Canadian, and Dr. Jennifer Sidey were welcomed to Canada’s astronaut corps on July 1 at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) offered sincere congratulations to Lt. Col. Kutryk on his selection. He and Dr. Sidey were the two candidates selected out...

    Ukraine and NATO partners conclude  most ambitious Sea Breeze naval exercise to date
    Aug11

    Ukraine and NATO partners conclude most ambitious Sea Breeze naval exercise to date

    July 22 marked the end of the 12-day Sea Breeze 2017 exercise (UNIAN, July 25), conducted in the Black Sea and on Ukrainian territory with the participation of Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. Although in its 20th year,...

    Putin prepares to reprise Winter War in Finland strategy against Ukraine
    Aug11

    Putin prepares to reprise Winter War in Finland strategy against Ukraine

    One of the most important features of Moscow’s behavior, but one that at the same time Western leaders typically fail to recognize and incorporate in their responses, is that the Kremlin regularly employs the same strategy and tactics again and again – albeit in new times and in new locations. Indeed, it all too often […] …read more...

    Researchers find Jewish headstones at the Nazi killing site of Babi Yar
    Aug11

    Researchers find Jewish headstones at the Nazi killing site of Babi Yar

    (JTA) — Before murdering tens of thousands of Jews at Babi Yar near Kiev, Nazi troops dumped at the killing site dozens of Jewish headstones they had stolen from Jewish cemetery, researchers in Ukraine discovered. “The tombstones were removed from a local Jewish cemetery during the Holocaust and thrown into the same ravines where over 150,000...

    U.S. ‘Defensive Arms’ For Ukraine?
    Aug11

    U.S. ‘Defensive Arms’ For Ukraine?

    The White House is considering supplying Ukraine with “defensive arms,” but what does this actually mean? (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service/Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Forget High-Tech APCs, Ukrainian Troops Must Trust ‘The Banker’
    Aug11

    Forget High-Tech APCs, Ukrainian Troops Must Trust ‘The Banker’

    Ukraine’s military has been trying to modernize its equipment in the face of three years of fighting Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. But a series of design and production problems have meant that soldiers cannot use new armored personnel carriers meant for the battlefield. So, some troops continue to rely on a...

    The Sorry State of the Ukrainian Navy—and Why It Should Matter to America
    Aug11

    The Sorry State of the Ukrainian Navy—and Why It Should Matter to America

    Ilan Berman Security, Europe The Ukrainian navy is still unmistakably struggling to regain its footing and reconstitute its strength. Although it has come at enormous human and financial cost, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that has raged in the latter’s eastern territories since 2014 has helped spark a fundamental transformation...

    Amnesty International Demands Immediate Release Of Elderly Crimean Tatar Activist
    Aug11

    Amnesty International Demands Immediate Release Of Elderly Crimean Tatar Activist

    Amnesty International has urged authorities in Russia-controlled Crimea to immediately release a 76-year-old Crimean Tatar activist from jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Considering Lethal Defensive Arms to Ukraine
    Aug11

    U.S. Considering Lethal Defensive Arms to Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering arming Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons that Kyiv could use against Russia-backed separatists. Opponents argue arming Ukraine risks escalating the conflict while supporters say better weapons would act as a deterrence to Russian aggression and give a psychological and...

    Arctic Fjords Help Russia Combat Fish Shortage Problems
    Aug11

    Arctic Fjords Help Russia Combat Fish Shortage Problems

    Arctic fjords that hid Soviet nuclear-powered submarines during the Cold War are now being used as a weapon in the sanctions war with Europe – to rear fish that Russia can no longer import. Three years ago, Russia banned food imports from the West in response to a series of Western sanctions that aimed to punish Moscow for its role in the...