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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    New wave of Crimean Tatar arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea
    Oct14

    New wave of Crimean Tatar arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea

    Searches have been carried out in the Symferopol district of Russian-occupied Crimea in what appears to be the latest wave of arrests of Crimean Muslims for supposed involvement in an organization that is legal in Ukraine. The five men are all Crimean Tatar and Muslim; some at least have taken part, this year or last […] …read more Source:...

    Helsinki Commission honored  for decades of work on Ukraine
    Oct14

    Helsinki Commission honored for decades of work on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – At the 2016 “Ukraine in Washington” forum on September 14, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation recognized the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, known as the Helsinki Commission) for four decades of support for Ukraine and Ukrainian dissidents. “Long before Ukraine’s independence and the formation of the House...

    Ivan Dzyuba receives Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award
    Oct14

    Ivan Dzyuba receives Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award

    KYIV – Ivan Dzyuba, writer and former dissident, received the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal for 2016. The award, conferred by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE), was presented at a dinner on September 28 in Kyiv in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar. Mr. Dzyuba was recognized for...

    UCCA participates in commemorations of 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar tragedy
    Oct14

    UCCA participates in commemorations of 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar tragedy

    NEW YORK – At the invitation of Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, the newly elected president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), Andriy Futey, and his predecessor, Tamara Olexy, traveled to Ukraine to participate in the official commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy. The solemn events...

    Annual Holodomor commemoration slated for November 12
    Oct14

    Annual Holodomor commemoration slated for November 12

    NEW YORK – Ukrainians and friends will gather on Saturday, November 12, at midtown Manhattan’s historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual national observance commemorating Ukraine’s Holodomor, the Famine-Genocide of 1932-1933 in which 7 million to 10 million Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death. Initiated by the...

    Ukraine remembers Babyn Yar
    Oct07

    Ukraine remembers Babyn Yar

    KYIV – Once dubbed the “Kyivan Switzerland” for its picturesque landscape in northwestern Kyiv, Babyn Yar (which translates as old woman’s ravine) today is a public park surrounded by a concrete jungle of Soviet-era urban planning. Two memorials stand here to mark the horrific killing of more than 100,000 people – two-thirds of them Jews...

    Flight MH17 tragedy: Another front in Moscow’s battle against the West
    Oct07

    Flight MH17 tragedy: Another front in Moscow’s battle against the West

    On September 28, a Dutch-led group of investigators from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine published the preliminary results of its more-than-two-year investigation into the crash of flight MH17. The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down, on July 17, 2014, over the territory of Ukrainian Donbas controlled by...

    Historian Timothy Snyder: Babyn Yar a tragedy for all Ukrainians
    Oct07

    Historian Timothy Snyder: Babyn Yar a tragedy for all Ukrainians

    U.S. historian Timothy Snyder says there are several lessons to draw from Babyn Yar, where more than 30,000 Jews were killed by the Nazis on September 29-30, 1941. One is that it was a tragedy for all Ukraine. Another is that we must stop thinking about people in terms of ethnic categories or be doomed […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Vladimir Putin, Russian aggression in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Vladimir Putin, Russian aggression in Ukraine

    “Vladimir Putin’s Outlaw State,” editorial, The New York Times, September 29 (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/opinion/vladimir-putins-outlaw-state.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0): President Vladimir Putin is fast turning Russia into an outlaw nation. As one of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, his country shares...

    Vladimir Putin’s Trojan Horse
    Oct07

    Vladimir Putin’s Trojan Horse

    Dear Editor: For people who care about the future of Ukraine and the United States, there is reason to be worried. Indeed, terrified. After years of Republican leadership against a potential Soviet and later Russian threat to Western liberty, the current nominee for president is a man who has openly, repeatedly and emphatically expressed his […]...

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