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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Despite sanctions, Russia further quashes dissent, human rights in occupied Crimea
    Aug11

    Despite sanctions, Russia further quashes dissent, human rights in occupied Crimea

    KYIV – The persecution of ethnic Ukrainians, Crimean-Tatars and Russians who take pro-Ukrainian stances by the occupying Kremlin regime in Crimea continues unabated and is reaching anomalous proportions. “Neglect of human rights [on Ukraine’s territory of Crimea] is coming to an unprecedented scale, cynicism and absurdity,” said Crimean...

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada promotes trade deal  between ‘symbol’ and ‘new frontier’ of the free world
    Aug11

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada promotes trade deal between ‘symbol’ and ‘new frontier’ of the free world

    OTTAWA – Since taking up his post as Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada in late 2015, Andriy Shevchenko has spent most of his time with journalists talking to them about Russian aggression in his country. So when there’s a good-news story, such as the official launch of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) on August 1, […]...

    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...

    Canadian Ukrainian goes from Big Four firm to Lviv hotelier
    Aug04

    Canadian Ukrainian goes from Big Four firm to Lviv hotelier

    KYIV – There’s a history of people becoming entrepreneurs after turning 40. Robin Chase was 42 when she co-founded ZipCar, a car-sharing company whose business model is helping define the so-called new economy. Henry Ford was 40 when he started manufacturing automobiles. Giorgio Armani was 41 when he introduced his haute couture line of...

    Saakashvili’s options are limited after he loses Ukrainian citizenship
    Aug04

    Saakashvili’s options are limited after he loses Ukrainian citizenship

    One-time Georgian president, former Ukrainian governor and current U.S. denizen Mikheil Saakashvili is a man without a country. But the firebrand Mr. Saakashvili, who lost his Georgian passport in late 2015 after he took a government position in Ukraine that required him to be a citizen of that country, has vowed to fight Ukrainian President […]...

    Patients lose in battle over health care in Ukraine
    Jul28

    Patients lose in battle over health care in Ukraine

    KYIV – Ulana Suprun wore the blouse in which her grandmother got married at the age of 17 before having to flee Ukraine during World War II when she was appointed as first deputy health minister of Ukraine on July 22, 2016. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    U.S. envoy cites “astonishing” number  of ceasefire violations in “hot war”
    Jul28

    U.S. envoy cites “astonishing” number of ceasefire violations in “hot war”

    KYIV – The new U.S. special envoy for Ukraine peace negotiations said he was stunned by the number of ceasefire violations in the country’s war-torn east after making his first visit to the region. Kurt Volker, who was recently appointed as Washington’s point man for talks on ending the war between Kyiv’s forces and...

    Envoy: U.S. considering  sending arms to Ukraine
    Jul28

    Envoy: U.S. considering sending arms to Ukraine

    PARIS – The new U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, says Washington is considering sending Kyiv weapons to help government forces defend themselves against Russia-backed separatists. Providing lethal defensive weapons would allow Kyiv to “defend itself if Russia were to take further steps against...

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