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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    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...

    Portman receives Shevchenko Freedom Award
    Oct28

    Portman receives Shevchenko Freedom Award

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) received the Shevchenko Freedom Award, the highest accolade awarded by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Ukrainians in America. As noted by the UCCA, the award, named after Ukraine’s poet-laureate and national hero Taras Shevchenko, is...

    Leaders agree to draft road map to implement Minsk agreement
    Oct21

    Leaders agree to draft road map to implement Minsk agreement

    The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia agreed to draw up a road map by the end of next month to carry out the Minsk peace agreement for eastern Ukraine. After six hours of talks on the wars in Ukraine and Syria on October 19-20 in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged to say […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Ukrainian American businessman  optimistic about the future of Ukraine
    Oct21

    Ukrainian American businessman optimistic about the future of Ukraine

    KAPITANIVKA, Ukraine – As the son of a Green Beret serviceman, Petro Rondiak grew up moving around a lot. He spent two years in Stuttgart, Germany, and has resided in Boston, Washington and Philadelphia. In 1995, the 50-year-old father of three children finally cemented his feet in his ancestral homeland of Ukraine to help a […] …read more...

    “RED LINES” FOR UKRAINE:  Ukrainian think tanks issue memo on implementation of Minsk agreements
    Oct21

    “RED LINES” FOR UKRAINE: Ukrainian think tanks issue memo on implementation of Minsk agreements

    The Kyiv-based Institute of World Policy initiated and prepared, together with other Ukrainian think tanks, a memo for Ukrainian authorities regarding “red lines” for a compromise that should not be crossed by Ukraine within the framework of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Following is the full text of the October 12 document. On the...

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