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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Poroshenko lauds closer ties with EU, admits ‘there’s much left to be done’
    May19

    Poroshenko lauds closer ties with EU, admits ‘there’s much left to be done’

    KYIV – President Petro Poroshenko touted Ukraine’s deepening integration with the European Union and fielded questions about law and order, corruption, progress on reforms and his businesses on May 14 during his first news conference in 16 months. Speaking of the EU’s decision to waive visa requirements on May 11, the president said:...

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine touts contest as great success
    May19

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest, Ukraine touts contest as great success

    KYIV – Portugal was the top vote-getter in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the annual festival traditionally watched by a television audience of an estimated 200 million people. Some 4 million people watched the contest’s grand final, breaking previous records, according to the official website of Eurovision 2017. Singer Salvador Sobral...

    Ukraine Mission hosts “Ukrainian Insights” exhibit at U.N.
    May19

    Ukraine Mission hosts “Ukrainian Insights” exhibit at U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS – The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations on May 16 officially opened an art exhibit, “Ukrainian Insights,” that featured works by contemporary artists from Ukraine: Victor Sydorenko, Oleg Tistol, Mykola Matsenko and Valentin Popov. The latest example of “cultural diplomacy” by the Permanent Mission, the exhibit aims...

    Putin, Merkel exchange views on Ukraine in Sochi
    May19

    Putin, Merkel exchange views on Ukraine in Sochi

    The Kremlin’s message to Ukraine is: either concede a negotiated special status for Donetsk and Luhansk (resulting in a state within the Ukrainian state), or accept de facto the definitive separation of that territory from Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the initiative earlier this month to visit Russian President Vladimir...

    The strength of the UNWLA
    May19

    The strength of the UNWLA

    Seen on the front page of our April 16 issue was a story headlined “Charitable Ukraine honors UNWLA as best provider of ‘Aid from Abroad.’ ” It reported that the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America had been honored by the Association of Charities of Ukraine with its top award in the Aid from Abroad […] …read more...

    Yanukovych trial for treason starts as Interpol removes him from wanted list
    May12

    Yanukovych trial for treason starts as Interpol removes him from wanted list

    KYIV – A day before the trial of Viktor Yanukovych for treason started in Kyiv on May 4, his lawyers announced that the disgraced former president of Ukraine is no longer wanted by Interpol. The world’s largest international police organization subsequently confirmed the information. “Interpol has thus confirmed the fact that criminal cases...

    Trump meets with Klimkin and Chaly at White House
    May12

    Trump meets with Klimkin and Chaly at White House

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump received Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the White House on Wednesday, May 11. The leaders discussed further efforts to support Ukraine. That meeting was preceded by talks between Minister Klimkin and U.S. Vice-President Michael Pence on the same day. The interlocutors discussed...

    Ceremony at Embassy of Ukraine marks 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine relations
    May12

    Ceremony at Embassy of Ukraine marks 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine relations

    WASHINGTON – While visiting the U.S. capital May 8-10 for meetings with representatives of the Munich Security Conference, Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin also participated in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Ukraine diplomatic relations at the Embassy of Ukraine on May 8. During that evening reception, he...

    Senators ask Trump to engage with Ukraine before meeting with Vladimir Putin
    May12

    Senators ask Trump to engage with Ukraine before meeting with Vladimir Putin

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on May 8 sent a letter to President Donald Trump encouraging him to prioritize meeting with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine before meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 conference in July. Identifying the importance of engaging longstanding American allies as a priority...

    U.S. to provide $560 M to Ukraine
    May12

    U.S. to provide $560 M to Ukraine

    KYIV – On Thursday, May 4, the U.S. Congress passed the defense spending bill for fiscal 2017, which provides for the allocation of $560 million in aid to Kyiv, of which $350 million will be used to strengthen the country’s defenses. The next day, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2017 was signed by President Donald […] …read...

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