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    Ukrainian American Youth Association’s 2016 exchange program with Ukraine
    Oct07

    Ukrainian American Youth Association’s 2016 exchange program with Ukraine

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of the resurrection of the Ukrainian Youth Association (UYA) in Augsburg, Germany. The Ukrainian Youth Association was originally established in Kyiv in 1925 as an underground organization whose goal was to achieve an independent Ukraine (at that time Ukraine was under Bolshevik and Polish rule). UYA was...

    Rising national pride noted in Ukraine in the face of Russian military aggression
    Sep30

    Rising national pride noted in Ukraine in the face of Russian military aggression

    KYIV – Last week Ukraine’s Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, voted not to recognize elections to Russia’s State Duma because Crimea was an election district. Urging the international community to follow suit, a strong majority of 264 lawmakers called the vote on the illegally annexed territory “illegitimate,” concluding that the entire...

    The audacity of Nadiya Savchenko: former prisoner speaks in Washington
    Sep30

    The audacity of Nadiya Savchenko: former prisoner speaks in Washington

    WASHINGTON – “Russian propaganda made the mistake of using me as an example, and I just became too expensive for them. I am a person who never gives up,” said Nadiya Savchenko, a former prisoner of war, current member of Ukraine’s Parliament, and one of the country’s most popular politicians, on September 22. Three days […]...

    Those attacking Ukrainian archives should improve their own research
    Sep30

    Those attacking Ukrainian archives should improve their own research

    On May 2, Foreign Policy magazine published an article by Josh Cohen, a former employee of the U.S. State Department, titled “The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past” (http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/05/ 02/the-historian-whitewashing-ukraines-past-volodymyr-viatrovych/). Although Mr. Cohen’s criticism of Ukraine’s archives open...

    October 3, 1990
    Sep30

    October 3, 1990

    Twenty-six years ago, on October 3, 1990, the Ukrainian Parliament (known as the Supreme Soviet at the time) voted by an overwhelming majority to greet the reunification of Germany after 45 years of separation and one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In its letter of greeting, Ukraine’s Parliament raised the […] …read...

    Ukraine’s Paralympic team shines
    Sep30

    Ukraine’s Paralympic team shines

    The Ukrainian Weekly congratulates Ukraine’s 2016 Paralympic Team on its third-place finish at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games! This year, Ukraine was represented by 172 athletes in 15 sports and collected 117 medals (41 gold, 37 silver and 39 bronze). First place was won by China (239 medals), followed by Great Britain in second place […]...

    International criminal probe blames missile from Russia for MH17 tragedy
    Sep30

    International criminal probe blames missile from Russia for MH17 tragedy

    NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands – An international criminal investigation into the MH17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine in 2014 has determined the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down by a Buk anti-aircraft missile fired from separatist-controlled territory in Ukraine. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) further determined that the missile system...

    Message of YES conference: Ukraine cannot rely solely on Western support
    Sep23

    Message of YES conference: Ukraine cannot rely solely on Western support

    Kyiv must act on improving how the country is run KYIV – Last year, foreign technocrats and Western-educated Ukrainians represented the government at the annual Yalta European Strategy, the pre-eminent event that gathers high-profile officials and business leaders to discuss the country’s place in a constantly changing world. This year,...

    Embassy of Ukraine holds reception to mark Ukrainian Independence Day
    Sep23

    Embassy of Ukraine holds reception to mark Ukrainian Independence Day

    WASHINGTON – To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in Washington, the Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S. chose a venue whose name has symbolic meaning for the country – the Institute of Peace, which is located in the very center of downtown. There were over 500 guests at the Embassy’s reception, among them […]...

    Ukraine in Rio: a Paralympic power
    Sep23

    Ukraine in Rio: a Paralympic power

    In the international sports competition arena these days, the United States, Russia, China and Great Britain are almost always atop the leader board. Every four years the above four countries rule the medals tables at the Olympics and Paralympics. The last dozen years have seen one underdog nation turn into a world superpower once the […]...

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