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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Ukraine at the U.N.: moral issues versus political expediency
    Jan06

    Ukraine at the U.N.: moral issues versus political expediency

    Ukraine managed to pass a resolution at the U.N. General Assembly condemning the violation of human rights in illegally occupied Crimea by Russia. The voting was not particularly impressive or overwhelming. The resolution garnered 70 yea votes with 23 nay and 76 abstentions. Still, it was an important vote. All NATO countries voted with Ukraine....

    Aid to Ukraine: the needs are enormous
    Jan06

    Aid to Ukraine: the needs are enormous

    Humanitarian aid for Ukraine has been implemented from both sides, internally by the citizens of Ukraine and externally by the Ukrainian diaspora. Ukraine is a country in the midst of war, economic change and social upheaval. As a result, the old social safety net has been broken, but a new one has not been developed […] …read more Source:...

    A standing ovation in Kyiv for “Okradena Zemlya”
    Jan06

    A standing ovation in Kyiv for “Okradena Zemlya”

    KYIV – The feature documentary film “Okradena Zemlya” premiered in Kyiv at “Ukrayinskyi Dim” (Ukraine House) on the Khreshchatyk on November 25 to a standing ovation. The showing was organized by the Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor National Museum with the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, as part of the worldwide Holodomor...

    Novel reflecting today’s reality in Ukraine
    Jan06

    Novel reflecting today’s reality in Ukraine

    “The Linnet,” by Chris McNaught. Cambridge, England: Vanguard Press, 2016. 274 pp. ISBN: 978-1784-65-163-3, $16.99. Visitors to author Chris McNaught’s website are greeted with the following quote by Gunter Grass: “People need books with an epic background. They are bored with books that tell only one story on one level. They need something...

    Sviatoslav Karavansky,  prominent Soviet-era political prisoner, dies
    Jan06

    Sviatoslav Karavansky, prominent Soviet-era political prisoner, dies

    PHILADELPHIA – Sviatoslav Karavansky, a prominent Ukrainian anti-Soviet dissident, twice imprisoned in Soviet concentration camps for a total of 31 years, died at the age of 95 on December 17 at a hospital in Baltimore. He had been living in the U.S. since 1980, soon after being released with his wife, Dr. Nina Strokata, likewise […] …read...

    UCCA welcomes two organizations into its ranks
    Jan06

    UCCA welcomes two organizations into its ranks

    NEW YORK – The Executive Board of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Ukrainians in America, announced on December 10 that the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA), two longstanding organizations with a combined century plus of...

    Newly elected UCCA Executive Board  holds first meeting, sets plans for 2017
    Jan06

    Newly elected UCCA Executive Board holds first meeting, sets plans for 2017

    NEW YORK – On Saturday, December 10, at its first meeting following the XXII Congress of Ukrainians in America, the newly elected Executive Board of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America discussed various projects for the upcoming year and approved an ambitious plan for 2017. Andriy Futey, newly elected president of the UCCA, presided over...

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates
    Dec23

    Report calls Russian artillery attacks against Ukraine in 2014 ‘acts of war,’ as fighting in Donbas escalates

    KYIV – Russia extensively used cross-border artillery fire against Ukrainian military targets in July-September 2014 in what are considered “acts of war,” according to a new report by Bellingcat, a group of citizen journalists who use open-source investigation tools and techniques, that was released on December 21. Numbering in the “thousands,”...

    Are the Kremlin’s LNR and DNR about to unite or fight each other?
    Dec23

    Are the Kremlin’s LNR and DNR about to unite or fight each other?

    The Kremlin has deliberately obscured the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), in eastern Ukraine, under a fog of confusion. As such, on a single day in mid-December, a Russian analyst argued that the two self-styled republics are about to unite into one entity (Novorossiya), while at the...

    U.S. Congress passes massive defense bill
    Dec23

    U.S. Congress passes massive defense bill

    Magnitsky rights measure, military assistance to Ukraine also part of legislation WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congress has backed legislation giving the president new, broader authority to impose sanctions on human rights abusers worldwide, building on an earlier law that has infuriated the Kremlin. The measure, formally known as the Global Magnitsky...

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