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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    UCC statement on 2014 Crimean “referendum”
    Mar24

    UCC statement on 2014 Crimean “referendum”

    The statement below, on the “Third Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal, Illegitimate Crimea ‘Referendum,’ ” was released by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on March 16. Three years ago, on March 16, 2014, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and occupation of Crimea, Russian “authorities” staged an illegal and illegitimate...

    Manor to host dialogue about education as the battlefront of democracy in Ukraine
    Mar24

    Manor to host dialogue about education as the battlefront of democracy in Ukraine

    JENKINTOWN, Pa. – On Thursday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in the Manor College auditorium, Manor College will host a dialogue on the topic “Ukraine – Education as the Battlefront of Democracy.” This dialogue will examine the most crucial areas of educational reform needed in Ukraine in order to protect and preserve free and democratic […] …read...

    Ukraine halts cargo traffic with the occupied Donbas
    Mar17

    Ukraine halts cargo traffic with the occupied Donbas

    KYIV – Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council halted the flow of road and rail cargo traffic in the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, following a decision during an ad hoc meeting on March 15. The measure also ordered the Security Service of Ukraine (known as the SBU) to probe the banks that have capital […] …read more...

    Russian Embassy implicated in campaign to discredit Minister Chrystia Freeland
    Mar17

    Russian Embassy implicated in campaign to discredit Minister Chrystia Freeland

    OTTAWA – The day after Chrystia Freeland was appointed Canadian foreign affairs minister in January, the Russian Embassy in Ottawa contacted a member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery with information about her late Ukrainian maternal grandfather, Michael Chomiak. Justin Ling, features editor of VICE News Canada, told The Ukrainian...

    Advocates promote Ukraine issues on Capitol Hill
    Mar17

    Advocates promote Ukraine issues on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON – Nearly four dozen Ukrainian Americans representing New Jersey, the District of Columbia, New York, Illinois, Virginia, Connecticut, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Carolina, Washington state and Michigan convened in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday, March 8-9, for the first in a planned series of Ukrainian Days...

    At The Hague, Ukraine accuses Russia of terrorism, discrimination
    Mar17

    At The Hague, Ukraine accuses Russia of terrorism, discrimination

    On the first day of hearings into its case against Russia at the International Court of Justice, Ukraine presented a weight of arguments and examples to back its accusations against Russia over its annexation of Crimea and gross violations of human rights under occupation, and over its financing of terrorism in the Donbas. While Russia […]...

    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 […]...

    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)...

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