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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    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,”...

    Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must be returned to Ukraine
    Dec23

    Dutch court rules Crimean treasures must be returned to Ukraine

    A Dutch court has ruled that a priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia occupied the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine. The Amsterdam district court said on December 14 that Crimea was not a sovereign country and so could not claim the treasures as […] …read more Source: The...

    EU lauds nationalization  of Ukraine’s largest bank
    Dec23

    EU lauds nationalization of Ukraine’s largest bank

    KYIV – The European Union has praised Ukraine’s leadership for its decision to nationalize the country’s biggest bank, calling it a “bold and courageous” move and a key component of broader reforms that the West is pressing Kyiv to carry out. EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini spoke on December 19, a day after President Petro...

    U.S. adds more Russians to sanctions list
    Dec23

    U.S. adds more Russians to sanctions list

    WASHINGTON – The United States has levied new sanctions against more Russians for Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, hitting well-connected insiders, including the man known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chef. The updated list, announced on December 20 by the Treasury Department, includes seven Russians and more than three dozen...

    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...

    UCCA hails U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on occupied Crimea
    Dec23

    UCCA hails U.N. General Assembly’s resolution on occupied Crimea

    NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly voted 70 to 26 to adopt a resolution condemning human rights abuses in Crimea and urging Russia to allow U.N. monitors unimpeded access to the Ukrainian peninsula. The resolution passed on December 19 marked the first time that the Russian Federation was named by the General Assembly […] …read...

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