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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win David Burke Award
    Dec16

    RFE/RL Crimea journalists win David Burke Award

    WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has recognized the professionalism and courage of the RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s Crimea desk by presenting it with the 2016 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. RFE/RL President Thomas Kent accepted the prize on behalf of the journalists in a ceremony on December 1 presided over by BBG...

    Investigative chief alleges Oleksandr Onyshchenko  may have spied for Russia
    Dec16

    Investigative chief alleges Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have spied for Russia

    KYIV – The head of investigations in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has charged that Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksandr Onyshchenko may have been spying for Russia. Hryhoriy Ostafiychuk, head of the SBU’s Main Investigative Directorate, told reporters in Kyiv on December 1 that the SBU had obtained evidence that suggests treasonous...

    Holodomor commemorated on Parliament Hill
    Dec16

    Holodomor commemorated on Parliament Hill

    OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, held a solemn commemoration in Canada’s Parliament to mark the 83rd anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine. In 1932-1933 the totalitarian regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the...

    Insider’s guide to travel in Ukraine
    Dec16

    Insider’s guide to travel in Ukraine

    “Ukraine: Europe’s Best Kept Secret, An Insider’s Guide,” by Maria Kachmar, Lviv: Paliturnyk Publishing House, 2016. 96 pp. ($10.99 softcover, $5.99 kindle edition) Ukraine has risen to claim its place among the leading countries of Europe, and with that rise come tourists looking to learn more. There have been numerous tourism...

    December 13, 2014
    Dec11

    December 13, 2014

    Two years ago, on December 13, 2014, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act (S 2828/ HR 5859) was passed by unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate, thus passing both houses of Congress after the hotline vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 11. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on December 18. […] …read more Source: The...

    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...

    Deal struck for visa-free travel  to Europe for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec11

    Deal struck for visa-free travel to Europe for Ukraine, Georgia

    BRUSSELS – European Union member states and the European Parliament have struck a deal to end a dispute that had been holding up a decision to allow Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa. Writing on his Facebook page, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed the “encouraging news from Brussels.” “This agreement is […]...

    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....

    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...

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