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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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