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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Russia pours more military hardware into annexed “Fortress Crimea”
    Nov17

    Russia pours more military hardware into annexed “Fortress Crimea”

    According to the chief of the General Staff of Russia, Valery Gerasimov, in the last five years Russia has profoundly increased its military presence in key regions of the world, in some areas “reaching the level of the Soviet Union” (Vpk.name, November 9). Speaking on November 7, Russia’s top-ranking military official devoted significant...

    New documentary “Recovery Room” receives high marks at Hartford screening
    Nov17

    New documentary “Recovery Room” receives high marks at Hartford screening

    HARTFORD, Conn. – On Saturday, October 14, Hartford-area residents had an opportunity to view “Recovery Room,” a dramatic, award-winning documentary about today’s war-ravaged Ukrainian soldiers and the efforts of dedicated medical specialists from Ukraine and Canada who are helping them heal. The film opens with a taut back history of the...

    ASU seeks applicants  for study of Ukrainian as “critical language”
    Nov17

    ASU seeks applicants for study of Ukrainian as “critical language”

    PHEONIX – Under the leadership of the Melikian Center’s new director, Prof. Keith Brown (formerly of Brown University), the Critical Languages Institute (CLI) at Arizona State University’s Melikian Center will offer first-year Ukrainian summer intensive language courses beginning in 2018. Groundwork for the Ukrainian program was laid...

    Ambassador Steven Pifer discusses his new book
    Nov17

    Ambassador Steven Pifer discusses his new book

    PHILADELPHIA – Steven Pifer was the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine in 1998-2000; his 27-year diplomatic career focused on U.S. relations with the nations of the former Soviet Union and Eurasia. His book “The Eagle and the Trident” appeared in July. The 374-page account is subtitled “U.S.-Ukraine Relations in Modern Times” and depicts Kyiv’s...

    Plast scouts enjoy merit badge weekend
    Nov17

    Plast scouts enjoy merit badge weekend

    EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. – The Plast New York branch’s adult scouts (age 18-35) organized Merit Badge Weekend on Friday-Sunday, September 29-October 1 at the Vovcha Tropa campsite in upstate new York. This field trip originated several years ago as an opportunity for members of Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization age 12-18 to complete the...

    Verkhovna Rada passes more laws to meet IMF and Maidan demands
    Nov10

    Verkhovna Rada passes more laws to meet IMF and Maidan demands

    KYIV – Ukraine’s reformist yet occasionally obdurate legislature, the Verkhovna Rada, moved ahead this week with more bills to further enhance a constantly overdue pro-European agenda on the back of promises of the 2014 Revolution of Dignity. A more representative electoral bill was approved in the first of two readings on November 7. It...

    Groysman pitches Ukraine  as business opportunity for Canada
    Nov10

    Groysman pitches Ukraine as business opportunity for Canada

    OTTAWA – During his first-ever visit to Canada, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman remarked, in an exaggerated way at the Ukrainian Day on Parliament Hill reception organized by the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program, that “every day in Canadian history” has had a Ukrainian element in it. But that comment made on October 31 somewhat...

    Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs introduce  resolution on 85th anniversary of Holodomor
    Nov10

    Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs introduce resolution on 85th anniversary of Holodomor

    WASHINGTON – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), on November 7 introduced a resolution commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide. The resolution honors the estimated 7 million to 10 million Ukrainian people who...

    As Russian support for Ukrainian war ebbs, Kremlin mulls new ‘hybrid’ tactics
    Nov10

    As Russian support for Ukrainian war ebbs, Kremlin mulls new ‘hybrid’ tactics

    Vladimir Putin’s Anschluss of Crimea gave him a big political boost, and Russians still overwhelmingly support the annexation of that Ukrainian peninsula. But support for Russian forces and their clients in the Donbas is declining, with ever more Russians against backing these breakaway groups and expressing fears that the conflict there...

    Erdoğan brokers deal with Putin to release Crimean Tatar prisoners
    Nov10

    Erdoğan brokers deal with Putin to release Crimean Tatar prisoners

    September and October saw a fresh wave of house searches, arrests and increasing oppression of regime critics on the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula. But on October 25, two Crimean Tatar political prisoners, Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, were freed and extradited to Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan brokered a deal with...

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