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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    November 16, 2012
    Nov11

    November 16, 2012

    Four years ago, on November 16, 2012, Ukraine’s Minister of Energy Yurii Boiko announced on Inter TV plans to reduce Ukraine’s dependence on Russian natural gas supplies, and even suggested the possibility that Russia would take Ukraine to the international court. “We know there will be arguments, even court battles with our Russian...

    U.S. ambassador to Ukraine visits Joint Multinational Training Group
    Nov11

    U.S. ambassador to Ukraine visits Joint Multinational Training Group

    YAVORIV, Ukraine – U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch visited the soldiers of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U) and toured the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here October 27. The visit began with a briefing from Col. Nick Ducich, commander of JMTG-U and Lt. Gen. Pavlo Tkachuk, commander of...

    Ukraine’s e-declarations
    Nov11

    Ukraine’s e-declarations

    Tens of thousands of Ukrainian officials filed electronic declarations of their assets, meeting the midnight October 30 deadline that had been imposed. And, not only did officials have to declare their own assets but also those held in the names of their family members. . Thus, their incomes and assets became publicly available in a […]...

    Prime minister’s chief investment adviser, a Ukrainian Canadian, sees ‘the new Ukraine’
    Nov04

    Prime minister’s chief investment adviser, a Ukrainian Canadian, sees ‘the new Ukraine’

    LVIV – Few people know that the hryvnia, Ukraine’s currency, was first printed in Canada. Still fewer people know that Daniel Bilak negotiated the deal in 1991 for Canada-based Kaskens law firm when his ancestral homeland regained independence. As of November 1, he’ll have to broker bigger deals in the next 12 months as the […]...

    Assets on parade: Ukraine officials made to declare their bling
    Nov04

    Assets on parade: Ukraine officials made to declare their bling

    KYIV – Fast cars and fancy watches. Faberge eggs and vintage wine. Prime real estate, including a church. Even a ticket to space. Along with many millions in cold, hard cash, they’re just some of the items emerging from the latest effort to root out persistent corruption in Ukraine. Officials there had until midnight on […] …read more...

    With eye toward 2018 elections, Putin spearheads strategic infrastructure mega-projects in Crimea
    Nov04

    With eye toward 2018 elections, Putin spearheads strategic infrastructure mega-projects in Crimea

    Though still two years away, the presidential elections in Russia are already on the minds of the political elite in Moscow. The sitting head of state, President Vladimir Putin, is constitutionally permitted to run again in 2018. And though most expect that he will, his public vacillations on the subject have raised an air of […] …read more...

    Ukraine mourns economist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90
    Oct28

    Ukraine mourns economist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90

    KYIV – Everything that Bohdan Hawrylyshyn did in life “started with a dream,” he liked to say. He always stayed true to his Ukrainian roots and followed a simple credo. “Learn. Dream. Work with joy. Love people. Love life,” he wrote on his eponymous charity foundation’s website that he founded in 2009 to send Ukrainians […] …read more...

    E-mail leak shows Russia’s plan to destabilize Ukraine
    Oct28

    E-mail leak shows Russia’s plan to destabilize Ukraine

    KYIV – Further evidence that the Kremlin engineered the armed uprising in eastern Ukraine surfaced on October 25 when a Ukrainian hacker group published e-mail data allegedly belonging to Vladislav Surkov, the Russian president’s top aide and point man on Ukraine and the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Comprising 2,337...

    Outgoing president of UCCA reflects on challenges of her eight years in office
    Oct28

    Outgoing president of UCCA reflects on challenges of her eight years in office

    Tamara Olexy served two terms (eight years) as president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America. The UCCA’s recent Congress of Ukrainian Americans elected Andriy Futey as her successor, and our Kyiv colleague Mark Raczkiewycz spoke with him via Skype about his new role (See “Newly elected president of UCCA speaks about the tasks...

    Ukraine scores diplomatic breakthrough: ‘Security first, elections next,’ the West concedes
    Oct28

    Ukraine scores diplomatic breakthrough: ‘Security first, elections next,’ the West concedes

    After long resisting Western pressure to implement the political points in the Minsk agreements, Ukraine scored a diplomatic victory last week when the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passed two important resolutions. The first resolution officially defines the conflict in Ukraine as Russian aggression, countering those who...

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