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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Conference on Ukrainian statehood 1917-1921
    Mar17

    Conference on Ukrainian statehood 1917-1921

    At the end of February, Columbia University marked the centennial of the revolution that toppled the Russian Empire three years into the first world war with a conference, “Ukrainian Statehood 1917-1921: Institutions and Individuals.” (I was gratified to have been invited to participate.) In popular perception, and indeed among many (if not most)...

    Detroit area hosts a memorable meeting with composer Yevhen Stankovych
    Mar17

    Detroit area hosts a memorable meeting with composer Yevhen Stankovych

    WARREN, Mich. – Detroit-area music lovers were treated to an exceptional concert of contemporary Ukrainian music by Yevhen Stankovych, as performed by violinist Solomia Soroka and pianist Arthur Greene on Sunday, March 5, at St. Josaphat Parish Center in Warren, Mich. Maestro Stankovych’s name has been known for decades among the ranks of...

    Kyiv imposes sanctions on five Russian banks
    Mar17

    Kyiv imposes sanctions on five Russian banks

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has imposed sanctions on five banks with Russian capital functioning in Ukraine. A statement on the presidential website on March 16 said that Mr. Poroshenko signed a decree introducing sanctions on Sberbank, VS Bank, Prominvestbank, VTB Bank and BM Bank for a one-year period. The proposal to introduce...

    Ukraine’s Embassy, Ukrainian community pay homage to Taras Shevchenko
    Mar17

    Ukraine’s Embassy, Ukrainian community pay homage to Taras Shevchenko

    WASHINGTON – On March 9, the day of the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, the Embassy of Ukraine together with the Ukrainian community (seen above) honored his memory by laying flowers near the monument of the Kobzar in Washington. Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly in his address to the participants […]...

    United Help Ukraine and Razom honor bard of Ukrainian nation
    Mar17

    United Help Ukraine and Razom honor bard of Ukrainian nation

    WASHINGTON – The 203rd anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko was celebrated by a group of Ukrainian Americans on a cold and windy Saturday, March 12, in front of the poet’s memorial in Washington. The commemorative program included remarks by the leaders of the two organizations sponsoring the event – United Help Ukraine and […]...

    Ukrainian American Veterans dedicate flags to St. Nicholas Cathedral School
    Mar17

    Ukrainian American Veterans dedicate flags to St. Nicholas Cathedral School

    CHICAGO – St. Nicholas Cathedral School in Chicago has been a neighborhood landmark since its founding in 1936. Many Ukrainian American Veterans attended this school during their formative years, thus there is a special bond between the UAV and the school. There is a strong history of veterans supporting the school with scholarships and student...

    Ukraine’s chief tax collector Nasirov  arrested in alleged $74 M gas scheme
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s chief tax collector Nasirov arrested in alleged $74 M gas scheme

    KYIV – Ukraine’s chief tax and customs official, Roman Nasirov, was placed under arrest for two months on March 7, following a Kyiv district court ruling on embezzlement charges. Authorities accuse him of defrauding the state of $74 million for the benefit of fugitive ex-lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko in a scheme involving state-owned...

    Russia’s quest to resurrect its carrier fleet: The NITKA military complex in Crimea
    Mar10

    Russia’s quest to resurrect its carrier fleet: The NITKA military complex in Crimea

    The Crimean peninsula is a valuable asset, especially for its military attributes. When Russia illegally annexed Crimea in February-March 2014, it notably gained full de facto control over Sevastopol (where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based and had until then been leasing its facilities) and Donuzlav Bay (before 2014, the site of the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine showcases advanced new air-to-ground rocket munition
    Mar10

    Ukraine showcases advanced new air-to-ground rocket munition

    Ukraine’s technological and military modernization pursuits appear to be a matter of growing concern and vexation for Moscow. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on February 11 that Ukroboron-prom (a state-owned association of multi-product enterprises in the defense industry) has successfully tested a new type of domestically...

    U.S.: Russia’s activities in Ukraine impair human rights at home
    Mar10

    U.S.: Russia’s activities in Ukraine impair human rights at home

    WASHINGTON – A new U.S. State Department report says human rights in Russia continue to be “significantly and negatively” affected by Moscow’s “purported annexation” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and its support for separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine. The March 3 report is the first human rights report from the State Department to...

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