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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea
    Dec11

    Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea

    The following is a guest editorial by Orest Deychakiwsky, policy advisor, U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission). The text is adapted from his opening remarks at the commission’s November 10 briefing on “Ongoing Human Rights and Security Violations in Russian-Occupied Crimea.” With Russia’s ongoing...

    Kyiv defies Moscow with missile tests, as Putin ignores Ukraine in annual speech
    Dec09

    Kyiv defies Moscow with missile tests, as Putin ignores Ukraine in annual speech

    KYIV – Relations between Ukraine and Russia hit a new low last week when Kyiv held a series of missile tests and military exercises on December 1-2 near the Kremlin-annexed peninsula of Crimea. Kyiv had fired more than a dozen mid-range anti-aircraft missiles over the two-day period from Kherson in the south that flew as […] …read more...

    Patriarch Filaret: ‘Independent Ukraine not possible without an independent Church’
    Dec09

    Patriarch Filaret: ‘Independent Ukraine not possible without an independent Church’

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – “Independent Ukraine is not possible without an independent Ukrainian Church.” These were the words of Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate at the opening of his remarks during a visit to the Home Office of the Ukrainian National Association and its two weekly newspapers. The visit occurred on...

    Senators call for stand against Russian aggression, support for NATO and Ukrainian sovereignty
    Dec09

    Senators call for stand against Russian aggression, support for NATO and Ukrainian sovereignty

    Urge increased political, economic and military support for Ukraine WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), co-chairs of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, on December 8 led a bipartisan group of 27 senators to call on President-elect Donald Trump to continue America’s tradition of support for the people of Ukraine in...

    Helsinki Commission focuses on human rights, security violations in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Dec09

    Helsinki Commission focuses on human rights, security violations in Russian-occupied Crimea

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is known as the Helsinki Commission, on November 10 held a briefing whose goal was to discuss how Ukrainians continue to defend Helsinki principles in the face of Moscow’s egregious and unrepentant violations, and how the international community is responding....

    Solomia performs to raise funds for Ukraine’s orphans of war
    Dec09

    Solomia performs to raise funds for Ukraine’s orphans of war

    WASHINGTON – When the Ukrainian singer, composer and poet Solomia entered the stage at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on December 4, the people in the audience knew that all the proceeds from the ticket sales would go to help feed, clothe and care for the many orphans who lost their parents in the armed […] …read more Source: The...

    Yanukovych testifies in trial related to Euro-Maidan killings
    Dec02

    Yanukovych testifies in trial related to Euro-Maidan killings

    Former president faces charges of high treason KYIV – From the outset, post-Soviet Ukraine’s fourth president, Viktor Yanukovych, started lying. “I’ve never committed a crime,” he said via video link from a Russian court in Rostov-on-Don on November 28. It was his first testimony to a Ukrainian court, given as a witness, and related...

    Kyiv solemnly remembers the Holodomor
    Dec02

    Kyiv solemnly remembers the Holodomor

    KYIV – Hundreds of Kyiv residents, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko, took part in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the Holodomor, or death by forced starvation, on November 26 in Park Slavy (Glory Park). Millions of Ukrainians were starved to death in 1932-1933 on the orders of Soviet dictator Joseph...

    Latest Minsk talks fail to reach  breakthrough on Ukraine conflict
    Dec02

    Latest Minsk talks fail to reach breakthrough on Ukraine conflict

    Talks in Minsk on resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine have ended with the foreign affairs ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany all saying no new breakthroughs were made. German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the November 29 meeting in the Belarusian capital concluded with negotiators far from reaching a...

    Kyiv says Russia has at least  5,000 troops in eastern Ukraine
    Dec02

    Kyiv says Russia has at least 5,000 troops in eastern Ukraine

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has said Russia has between 5,000 and 7,500 regular military troops inside Ukrainian territory, not counting the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Dolhov told journalists in Kyiv on November 29 that Russia has 23,000 troops in Crimea, including about 9,000 along the...

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