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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Ukraine’s blocking of Russian social networks: Anti-democratic move or antidote to disinformation?
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s blocking of Russian social networks: Anti-democratic move or antidote to disinformation?

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree, back on May 15, introducing a new package of sanctions against Russian companies and individuals (President.gov.ua, May 15). However, it was the decision to block two extremely popular Russian online social networks – Vkontakte (VK) and Odnoklassniki, embraced by more than 15 million...

    Ukraine’s performance better than expected in 2016-2017, with room for improvement
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s performance better than expected in 2016-2017, with room for improvement

    Annual report card WASHINGTON – At the fifth annual yearly summit of the U.S.-Ukraine working group, the Center for U.S.-Ukraine Relations (CUSUR) presented an expanded program with over two dozen scholars, diplomats, and foreign and military affairs experts addressing a rapt audience in Washington. In a conference room located one city block...

    Canadian defense minister sidesteps questions on arms for Ukraine
    Jun30

    Canadian defense minister sidesteps questions on arms for Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada is in no rush to equip Ukraine with long-requested weapons in its fight against Russian-backed separatist forces, Canada’s national defense minister told a Ukrainian Canadian audience here on June 21. Canada’s goal in providing military assistance to Ukraine is to “de-escalate the conflict” and not “create any more...

    Ukraine’s health minister receives UCCA’s highest honor
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s health minister receives UCCA’s highest honor

    WASHINGTON – On Thursday, June 15, Dr. Ulana Suprun, Ukraine’s acting minister of health, received the Shevchenko Freedom Award, the highest accolade accorded by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the largest representation of Ukrainians in America. Established in 1962, the award is named in honor of Ukraine’s...

    Making the Holodomor known
    Jun30

    Making the Holodomor known

    “Holodomor 1932-1933. Famine-Genocide in Ukraine. In memory of the millions of innocent victims of a man-made famine in Ukraine engineered and implemented by Stalin’s totalitarian regime.” That’s the text on the Holodomor Memorial in Washington. That this evocative memorial was erected in 2015 warks a huge accomplishment and a...

    Session at Canadian Association of Slavists conference highlights innovations in Slavic studies
    Jun30

    Session at Canadian Association of Slavists conference highlights innovations in Slavic studies

    TORONTO ― A session titled “New Developments and Innovations in Slavic Studies” was held on May 28 as part of the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS), which took place at Ryerson University in Toronto on May 27-29. The session was sponsored by the Ukrainian Language Education Center (ULEC), which is a […] …read...

    “Out of the Studio” features experimental and improvisational music
    Jun30

    “Out of the Studio” features experimental and improvisational music

    NEW YORK – The “Bandura Downtown” series at The Ukrainian Museum in New York City concluded its 11th season on Friday, May 12, with an innovative concert dubbed “Out of the Studio: Process and Practice.” The evening featured a series of experimental and improvisational pieces in solo and duo performances by Julian Kytasty, Katja Kolcio, […]...

    Philly seniors explore Baltimore Inner Harbor
    Jun30

    Philly seniors explore Baltimore Inner Harbor

    BALTIMORE – Proving you’re never too old to have fun, the members of the Ukrainian American Senior Citizens Association in Philadelphia plan day excursions to various interesting places to explore and enjoy. On Tuesday, June 13, the “young at heart” seniors traveled by bus to the Inner Harbor, a beautiful historic seaport of Baltimore....

    Poroshenko meets with Trump, other senior U.S. officials in D.C.
    Jun23

    Poroshenko meets with Trump, other senior U.S. officials in D.C.

    WASHINGTON – During his two days of meetings in the U.S. capital – with President Donald Trump and other senior officials in his administration – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed his satisfaction with the support Ukraine was receiving from the United States, especially with respect to Russia’s aggression. …read more...

    Experts urge U.S. Congress  and Trump to arm Ukraine
    Jun23

    Experts urge U.S. Congress and Trump to arm Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan task force made up of former U.S. defense officials, ambassadors, and security experts renewed calls for the United States to give lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. On June 21, the National Security Task Force of the Friends of Ukraine Network urged the United States to provide a range of weapons, intelligence […]...

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