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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    For Vladimir Putin, diplomacy is a form  of ‘information terrorism,’ says commentator
    Aug26

    For Vladimir Putin, diplomacy is a form of ‘information terrorism,’ says commentator

    Vladimir Putin’s attempt to impose a longtime Kremlin loyalist as his ambassador to Ukraine, something Kyiv has rejected and prompted Moscow to say that it won’t appoint anyone else, highlights the Kremlin leader’s view of what diplomats are for, Moscow commentator Igor Yakovenko says. For Mr. Putin, Mr. Yakovenko says,...

    Statement by President Barack Obama on the 25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence
    Aug26

    Statement by President Barack Obama on the 25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence

    Twenty-five years ago today, Ukraine declared its independence from the Soviet Union. On behalf of the American people, I’m proud to join the Ukrainian people in marking this historic anniversary. As we have been reminded in recent years, Ukraine’s path has not always been easy. From the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who linked...

    Ukraine shows evidence of secret payments allegedly made to Paul Manafort
    Aug26

    Ukraine shows evidence of secret payments allegedly made to Paul Manafort

    KYIV – Ukrainian authorities have published excerpts from secret accounting ledgers of former President Viktor Yanukovych’s political party documenting more than $12.7 million in under-the-table payments that were earmarked for Paul Manafort, who chaired U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign until his resignation on...

    UCCA meets with newly confirmed U.S. ambassador to Ukraine
    Aug26

    UCCA meets with newly confirmed U.S. ambassador to Ukraine

    NEW YORK – Executive Board members of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, together with Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. and Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, met on August 8 with the newly confirmed U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. Following her warm words...

    Ukraine at 25: Leaders in Ukraine share their thoughts
    Aug19

    Ukraine at 25: Leaders in Ukraine share their thoughts

    KYIV – On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s re-establishment of independence, The Ukrainian Weekly asked some of the country’s decision makers and opinion leaders, politicians and civil society leaders, to share their thoughts about where the country is headed. Ukraine’s economy is still on shaky ground as the...

    Vernyayev golden in parallel bars, Cheban in canoe sprint
    Aug19

    Vernyayev golden in parallel bars, Cheban in canoe sprint

    Gymanst Oleh Vernyayev won his second Olympic medal in Rio, with a decisive victory – and Ukraine’s first gold medal – in the parallel bars. The Ukrainian bested American silver medalist Danell Leyva by a score of 16.041-15.900 on August 16. Leyva nailed his final routine, putting him temporarily in first place until Vernyayev put […]...

    Moscow wants Bosnia-style outcome for Ukraine, says senior analyst
    Aug19

    Moscow wants Bosnia-style outcome for Ukraine, says senior analyst

    Despite its declarations about taking revenge against Kyiv for supposedly sending “diversionists” into Crimea, Moscow is unlikely to launch a major war, but instead hopes to use the threat of such a conflict to force Ukraine to agree to a resolution of the conflict that would result in a Bosnia-style outcome, according to Anatoly Oktisyuk. […]...

    Since 2014, 18 countries have provided non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine
    Aug19

    Since 2014, 18 countries have provided non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine

    Since January 2014, 18 countries have provided $164.1 million (U.S.) worth of non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, with more than 80 percent of that coming from just two countries, the United States, which has given $117.6 million worth of supplies, and Canada, which has given $23.6 million. Those figures were provided to the Apostrophe...

    Vitvitsky on selection commission for Ukraine’s General Inspectorate
    Aug19

    Vitvitsky on selection commission for Ukraine’s General Inspectorate

    KYIV – Bohdan Vitvitsky, a Ukrainian-born corruption expert from New Jersey, has joined a selection commission that will choose members of a newly created General Inspectorate at the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine. The move is part of an overall drive to fix the nation’s deeply flawed prosecutorial and justice system....

    August 26, 1991
    Aug19

    August 26, 1991

    Twenty-five years ago, on August 26, 1991, following the declaration of independence by Ukraine’s Parliament on August 24, 1991, leaders of the United States and Canada showed two different stances in reaction to the news. Attorney Bohdan Vitvitsky, based in New York, wrote a commentary about the reactions by Canada and the U.S. Dr....

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