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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Ukraine to produce M16 assault rifle in joint venture with U.S. firm
    Feb03

    Ukraine to produce M16 assault rifle in joint venture with U.S. firm

    Ukroboronprom, the state entity responsible for Ukraine’s military-industrial complex, announced that it would begin joint production with the U.S. company Aeroscraft of a Ukrainian variant of the M16 assault rifle – to be renamed the WAC-47. Sergei Mykytyuk, the director of Ukr-oboronprom subsidiary Ukroboronservis, told journalists at a...

    On the deteriorating situation in Avdiyivka
    Feb03

    On the deteriorating situation in Avdiyivka

    U.S. Mission to the OSCE Statement delivered on January 31 by Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Kate M. Byrnes in Vienna to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The statement was released by the U.S. Mission to the OSCE. As our Ukrainian colleague has explained, the situation is dire in […]...

    UCC on Russia’s escalation of attacks against Ukraine
    Feb03

    UCC on Russia’s escalation of attacks against Ukraine

    The following statement was released by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on January 31. For the last several days, the Russian Federation and its proxy forces have unleashed intensive artillery, Grad rocket and mortar shelling of Ukrainian military positions and residential areas near Avdiyivka and surrounding locations. According to the Ukrainian...

    2016: The wide world  of Ukrainian sports
    Feb03

    2016: The wide world of Ukrainian sports

    The 2016 sports year was an internationally competitive one with Ukraine an active participant on the world stage. After a dreadful performance at soccer’s 2016 Euro Cup and a disappointing result at the Rio Summer Olympic Games, Ukraine demonstrated it is a world leader in Paralympic sports. Three straight losses on the pitch in a […]...

    2016: The noteworthy: people and events
    Feb03

    2016: The noteworthy: people and events

    This section features the noteworthy events and people of 2016 that defy easy classification (or could fit under more than one of our Year in Review categories). • Representatives of Ukrainian American community organizations and institutions gathered on January 10 at the Ukrainian Restaurant in New York to bid farewell to Ambassador Yuriy...

    2016: At The Ukrainian Weekly: special issues, special focuses
    Feb03

    2016: At The Ukrainian Weekly: special issues, special focuses

    Nothing like starting the year off right! On January 30, Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union made yet another generous donation to the Ukrainian National Association’s two newspapers, Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly, giving each $12,500. The $25,000 donation was noted in the Press Fund reports of both newspapers. (The credit union...

    Ukraine upgraded in yearly graft ranking on back of e-declarations
    Jan27

    Ukraine upgraded in yearly graft ranking on back of e-declarations

    KYIV – Ukraine slightly improved on the yearly corruption index compiled by Transparency International, placing in the 26th percentile alongside regional peers Russia and Kazakhstan. The Berlin-based corruption watchdog said Ukraine ranked 131st out of 176 countries last year, a minor improvement over the previous year when it ranked 130 out of...

    Ukrainian contingent in Women’s March raises issue of Trump-Putin connection
    Jan27

    Ukrainian contingent in Women’s March raises issue of Trump-Putin connection

    PHILADELPHIA – A Ukrainian contingent at the January 21 Women’s March on Philadelphia gave voice to the concerns of Ukrainians and Ukrainian Americans following the presidential inauguration, in particular the relationship with Russia. The event was one of 600-plus protests around the world affiliated with the Women’s March on...

    Petro Matiaszek: promoting Ukraine via “honest dialogue” with investors
    Jan27

    Petro Matiaszek: promoting Ukraine via “honest dialogue” with investors

    KYIV – Petro Matiaszek prefers “government relations and communications” to the streetwise adage of “fixer” to describe his 23-year illustrious role in Ukraine. For nearly two decades, the New York Law School graduate has smoothly navigated among the three sectors of society – public, private and civil society – with such fluidity that he could...

    U.S. Senate confirms Haley, advocate of Ukraine sovereignty, as U.N. envoy
    Jan27

    U.S. Senate confirms Haley, advocate of Ukraine sovereignty, as U.N. envoy

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive 96-to-4 vote on January 24. Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina won support from most Democratic senators because she testified that she does not support Republican efforts to slash U.S. funding for the U.N. Sen. […]...

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