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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Tillerson confirms U.S. support for Ukraine,  appoints special envoy for peace negotiations
    Jul14

    Tillerson confirms U.S. support for Ukraine, appoints special envoy for peace negotiations

    KYIV – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit on July 9 re-affirmed America’s consistent policy toward helping Ukraine preserve sovereignty amid a prolonged war with Russia that has killed more than 10,100 people and severed 7 percent of the country’s territory. Speaking after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Mr....

    Merkel, Macron, Putin agree on ‘comprehensive’ implementation of Ukraine peace deal
    Jul14

    Merkel, Macron, Putin agree on ‘comprehensive’ implementation of Ukraine peace deal

    HAMBURG, Germany – The leaders of Germany, France and Russia have agreed that the Minsk agreements on ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine “should be comprehensively implemented,” a German official tells RFE/RL. The characterization of the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President...

    Association Agreement with Ukraine formally approved by European Union
    Jul14

    Association Agreement with Ukraine formally approved by European Union

    BRUSSELS – The European Union’s 28 member states have formally endorsed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the final step in the ratification process after years of political twists and turns. The deal, which strengthens ties between the EU and Kyiv, will enter into force on September 1. The landmark agreement was initially slated for...

    UCCA requests meeting with Volker, U.S. special representative for Ukraine
    Jul14

    UCCA requests meeting with Volker, U.S. special representative for Ukraine

    NEW YORK – As the world’s attention lingered on the G-20 summit of last week, Ukraine hosted numerous international visitors the next weekend, including: U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt...

    UNA Organizing Report for 2016
    Jul14

    UNA Organizing Report for 2016

    UNA National Secretary Yuriy Symczyk was unanimously elected to the position on November 18, 2016, due to the unexpected passing of Christine Kozak, national secretary of the Ukrainian National Association since 2002. The following annual report prepared by Mr. Symczyk outlines the status of operations and highlights various initiatives that have...

    N.Y. Ukrainians attend Crimean Tatar iftar
    Jul14

    N.Y. Ukrainians attend Crimean Tatar iftar

    NEW YORK – On Thursday, July 22, members of the United Ukrainian American Organizations of New York (also referred to as UCCA-NY, a local chapter of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America) attended an iftar held at the American Association of Crimean Turks (AACT) Mosque. The community iftar is a nightly meal during the month […] …read...

    New England Selfreliance convenes annual meeting
    Jul14

    New England Selfreliance convenes annual meeting

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Ukrainian Selfreliance New England Federal Credit Union convened its 58th annual meeting on April 30 at the Ukrainian National Home in Hartford, Conn. Dr. Paul Szwez, the chairman of the board of directors, brought the meeting to order and established that a quorum was present. Father Paul Martyniuk, the pastor of […]...

    Plast scouts attend Petrykivka art workshop
    Jul14

    Plast scouts attend Petrykivka art workshop

    SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – Children from the Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization’s Newark branch, which is based in Whippany, N.J., visited the Ukrainian History and Education Center in South Bound Brook, N.J., for a Petrykivka workshop and demonstration by Sophia Shyprykevych. “We are delighted that children in the U.S. are being given a...

    Moscow’s hand seen in three deaths in car blasts of Ukrainian servicemen
    Jun30

    Moscow’s hand seen in three deaths in car blasts of Ukrainian servicemen

    KYIV – Three high-ranking Ukrainian service personnel have been killed in car explosions in the past three months, leading some experts to believe that Russia is specifically targeting an emerging cadre of proven field leaders. Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Col. Yuriy Voznyi became the latest victim on June 27. A passenger vehicle in which...

    Husband of Fulbrighter uses time  in Ukraine to trace ethnic roots
    Jun30

    Husband of Fulbrighter uses time in Ukraine to trace ethnic roots

    KYIV – Greg Stricharchuk, 67, grew up in the multi-ethnic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland believing he was Russian. He worshipped at the St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and attended wedding receptions at Lemko Hall, both of which were featured in the Oscar-winning 1978 movie “The Deer Hunter.” His father, Josip, was a crane operator...

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