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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Russian land-air-sea exercises in Crimea highlight vulnerabilities in Ukraine’s navy, coastal defense
    Apr28

    Russian land-air-sea exercises in Crimea highlight vulnerabilities in Ukraine’s navy, coastal defense

    As the month of March came to a close, Russia conducted a series of unprecedented land, air and sea drills at the “Opuk” combat training area, located near the city of Theodosia, in annexed Crimea. These coordinated exercises, involving thousands of troops, notably marked the first time that the Russian military “simultaneously alerted” its three...

    Ukraine invites Georgia to act together against Russian occupation
    Apr28

    Ukraine invites Georgia to act together against Russian occupation

    Russia’s provocative moves in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as the continuing occupation of Crimea and the threat of large-scale war in Donbas, can serve as useful test cases for uniting Georgia’s and Ukraine’s diplomatic efforts. The Ukrainian delegation to the United Nations took the initiative to discuss the situation...

    Helsinki Commission chairman comments  on OSCE monitor’s death in eastern Ukraine
    Apr28

    Helsinki Commission chairman comments on OSCE monitor’s death in eastern Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Following the death on April 23 of a U.S. paramedic serving in the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) when his vehicle struck an explosive – likely a landmine – in separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Helsinki Commission Chairman Roger Wicker spoke on...

    Bishop appointed for Chicago eparchy of Ukrainian Catholic Church
    Apr28

    Bishop appointed for Chicago eparchy of Ukrainian Catholic Church

    PHILADELPHIA – Archbishop Stefan Soroka, metropolitan of Ukrainian Catholics in the United States, on April 20 announced the appointment of Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk, M.S.U., as the bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Nicholas in Chicago. “The hierarchy, clergy, religious and faithful of the Ukrainian Catholic Church in the...

    A celebration of Ukrainian women’s voices at the United Nations
    Apr28

    A celebration of Ukrainian women’s voices at the United Nations

    UNITED NATIONS – The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, along with two U.N.-accredited NGO partners, the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations (WFUWO) and the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), organized “A Celebration of Women’s Voices” in honor of International Mother Language Day on March 10 at the U. N....

    Philadelphia-area Ukrainian leaders hold roundtable meeting with Rep. Brendan Boyle
    Apr28

    Philadelphia-area Ukrainian leaders hold roundtable meeting with Rep. Brendan Boyle

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – Rep. Brendan Boyle, a Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, held a roundtable meeting with Ukrainian leaders on March 18 at the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in Jenkintown, Pa. Congressman Boyle is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Congressional Ukrainian...

    Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus holds biennial meeting
    Apr28

    Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus holds biennial meeting

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – At its biennial general meeting held on April 3 at the Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center in Jenkintown, Pa., members of the Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus of Philadelphia gathered to review its work over the past two years as well as discuss potential concerts for its 55th year and beyond. With 30 […] …read more...

    Banker embarks on overhauling Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison system
    Apr21

    Banker embarks on overhauling Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison system

    KYIV – The dimly lit cavernous hallways of the tsarist-era Lukyanivska Prison emit a dank and musky smell. Unmitigated mold growth and years of neglect have rendered a whole cell wing and the basement uninhabitable, even by Ukraine’s Soviet-era prison standards. Called “Katka” by its inmates – after Catherine II of Russia who ruled the […]...

    Why should Russian taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?
    Apr21

    Why should Russian taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?

    Eight days ago, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson posed a rhetorical question to his G-7 counterparts, “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” There are both compelling reasons why they should be and even more why the real question is why U.S. citizens should be...

    ICJ rejects Kyiv’s call to halt Russian support for separatists
    Apr21

    ICJ rejects Kyiv’s call to halt Russian support for separatists

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has refused Ukraine’s request to impose provisional measures against Russia to block what Kyiv says is Russia’s monetary and military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. But the court on April 19 did issue a provisional ruling calling for a halt to what it says is […]...

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