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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    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...

    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. […]...

    Kyiv urges Trump to keep sanctions on Russia
    Jan27

    Kyiv urges Trump to keep sanctions on Russia

    KYIV – Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to continue providing his crisis-stricken country with political and military assistance, urging Trump to continue sanctions against Russia to deter “further escalation” of the war in eastern Ukraine by the Kremlin. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL on...

    U.N. confirms Yanukovych asked  Kremlin to deploy troops in Ukraine
    Jan27

    U.N. confirms Yanukovych asked Kremlin to deploy troops in Ukraine

    KYIV – The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has received a copy of a statement by Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s president at the time, requesting Moscow to deploy its military forces in Ukraine, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko wrote on Facebook. “The Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office received, through the Permanent...

    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...

    Academia: Anniversaries,  conferences, new initiatives
    Jan27

    Academia: Anniversaries, conferences, new initiatives

    The Ukrainian community saw a productive year in the academic realm with myriad symposia, roundtables and initiatives aimed at furthering understanding of Ukrainians’ history and national identity, as well as current developments in Ukraine. Especially noteworthy throughout 2016 were the 40th anniversary commemorations of the Canadian...

    2016: Culture and the arts in all their diversity
    Jan27

    2016: Culture and the arts in all their diversity

    The year 2016 witnessed several anniversary celebrations of important Ukrainian artists and seasoned Ukrainian ensembles and organizations, as well as the birth of new groups. Even when not directly related to the ongoing specter of war in their homeland, the activities of Ukrainian artists and performers found a resonance far beyond their local...

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