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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Russia’s war against Ukraine
    Apr28

    Russia’s war against Ukraine

    In case anyone forgot there’s a war going on in Ukraine, this week’s news was a stark reminder. On Saturday, April 23, an American paramedic who was part of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, was killed in the occupied Luhansk region when the vehicle he was riding […] …read...

    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 […]...

    American citizens should care  about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
    Apr21

    American citizens should care about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    Many commentators have now answered U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s question, “Why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine?” But they have failed to point out why that is the wrong question – and why it reflects a profound change in the United States with far larger and more dangerous implications than some might […]...

    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 […]...

    Manor College event discusses education as battlefront of democracy in Ukraine
    Apr21

    Manor College event discusses education as battlefront of democracy in Ukraine

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – Over 100 members of the Ukrainian-American community traveled from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania to gather on April 6 at Manor College for a presentation on “Ukraine: Education as the Battlefront of Democracy.” The dialogue examined the most crucial areas of educational reform needed in...

    April ceasefire in Donbas: Opportunity for renewed Russian gains?
    Apr21

    April ceasefire in Donbas: Opportunity for renewed Russian gains?

    The truce was broken almost immediately: Russia-backed separatists started firing on Ukrainian positions just hours after the ceasefire went into effect. “Despite the declared truce, our forces have lost several [the exact number depends on the day] soldiers, several others have been wounded over the past day… Notwithstanding the casualties, the...

    Georgia and Ukraine welcome new thaw in bilateral relations
    Apr21

    Georgia and Ukraine welcome new thaw in bilateral relations

    Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili traveled to Ukraine on March 27, meeting with the host country’s President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The visit occurred within the framework of a GUAM summit. GUAM, a loose economic and political cooperation organization, brings together Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan...

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