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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    “Bitter Harvest,”  a Ukrainian tragedy
    Apr14

    “Bitter Harvest,” a Ukrainian tragedy

    Dear Editor: A 5-year-old puts his ear to the ground on his mother’s grave without shedding a tear. He is probably showing his strength to his two younger sisters, hardly able to walk, as their father buries her. There is no one to help, as the villagers are starving to death. This heartbreaking scene from […] …read more Source: The...

    Putin must go, Donbas must be freed  for normalized relations with Russia
    Apr14

    Putin must go, Donbas must be freed for normalized relations with Russia

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea and military engagement in eastern Ukraine have taken their toll on Ukrainians’ attitude toward relations between the two countries. According to a recent study, only 49 percent believe that a normalization of relations is possible in the distant future, while a mere one in 10 believes a swift improvement...

    I was St. Princess Olha of Kyiv
    Apr14

    I was St. Princess Olha of Kyiv

    HARTSDALE, N.Y. – I am a fifth grade student at Sacred Heart School in Hartsdale, N.Y., in Westchester. My teacher recently gave my class an assignment to choose any historic hero that changed the world. She wanted to make this a “wax museum” effect. Since I wanted to share my Ukrainian heritage, I decided to […] …read more Source: The...

    Youth Civics and Public Policy Club at Ukrainian Days in Washington
    Apr14

    Youth Civics and Public Policy Club at Ukrainian Days in Washington

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – On March 8, six members of the American-Ukrainian Youth Civics and Public Policy Club, a program of the Ukrainian Heritage School of the Philadelphia area, traveled to Washington to participate in Ukrainian Days, an advocacy event organized by the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS) of the Ukrainian Congress Committee...

    UCCA’s New York city branch hosts war correspondent Sergei Loiko
    Apr14

    UCCA’s New York city branch hosts war correspondent Sergei Loiko

    NEW YORK – On Monday, March 13, the United Ukrainian American Organizations of New York, the New York City branch of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), hosted an evening discussion with Sergei Loiko, renowned journalist, war correspondent and author. Speaking to a packed audience, Mr. Loiko presented his novel “Airport,” a...

    Canada and Ukraine sign  defense cooperation agreement
    Apr10

    Canada and Ukraine sign defense cooperation agreement

    OTTAWA – One month after the Canadian government announced a two-year extension of its military training mission in Ukraine, Canada formalized its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and security through a bilateral defense cooperation agreement both countries’ defense ministers signed here on April 3. “The arrangement will enable us to...

    Tillerson at NATO-Ukraine Commission:  Our ‘support for Ukraine remains steadfast’
    Apr10

    Tillerson at NATO-Ukraine Commission: Our ‘support for Ukraine remains steadfast’

    BRUSSELS – Addressing the NATO-Ukraine Commission on March 31, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson made it clear that the United States and NATO “stand firm in our support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and underscored, “We do not, and will not, accept Russian efforts to change the borders of territory of Ukraine.”...

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams
    Apr10

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams

    KYIV – To North Americans it’s “soccer,” but to the rest of the world it’s “football” – the term most commonly used to describe the globe’s premier spectator sport. Ukraine during the week of April 3-7 saw practitioners of what Brazilian soccer legend Pele coined “the beautiful game” in a cross-Atlantic duel of three separate...

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine
    Apr10

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine. The IMF is supporting Ukraine with a $17.5 billion bailout program in exchange for Kyiv implementing reforms and tackling corruption. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on April 3 that the approval was “further...

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas,  slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries
    Apr10

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas, slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries

    President Petro Poroshenko recently banned cargo traffic between the areas held by Moscow-backed militants in the Donbas area and slapped sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks. This appears logical, given the continuing Russian occupation of Crimea and assistance to the rebels. However, Mr. Poroshenko acted only...

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