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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Eastern angst: Brexit vote sends  jitters through countries on EU’s fringe
    Jul08

    Eastern angst: Brexit vote sends jitters through countries on EU’s fringe

    The mood in Kyiv was glum after Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union following a countrywide referendum. The city saw deadly mass protests two years ago in defense of Ukraine’s rapprochement with the European Union, and news of the Brexit vote met with dismay in the Ukrainian capital. Officials mostly put on a […]...

    Ukraine fears political consequences of Brexit vote
    Jul08

    Ukraine fears political consequences of Brexit vote

    While the global media is busy discussing mainly the economic consequences of the Brexit vote, Ukraine is wary of the political ones. On the one hand, the significance of the United Kingdom as an export market for Ukraine is quite small. And the ensuing turbulence in the debt markets stemming from the U.K.’s decision to […] …read more...

    Ukrainian opera singer killed  while fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Jul08

    Ukrainian opera singer killed while fighting in eastern Ukraine

    A Ukrainian opera singer who left the Paris National Opera two years ago to fight Russia-backed militants in eastern Ukraine was killed on June 29 by sniper fire. The death of Vasyl Slipak, 41, was confirmed by Ukraine’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe, Dmytro Kuleba, in a Twitter posting on June 29. Media […] …read...

    Leading Ukrainian educator visits Philadelphia’s Ukrainian community
    Jul08

    Leading Ukrainian educator visits Philadelphia’s Ukrainian community

    PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor on education to the president of Ukraine, visited the U.S. during the last week of May and had time on his itinerary to visit only one Ukrainian American community, Philadelphia, where local leaders organized a series of meetings with four institutions of higher learning and two community events. […]...

    Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor to Ukraine’s president, visits Washington
    Jul08

    Serhiy Kvit, senior advisor to Ukraine’s president, visits Washington

    WASHINGTON – Dr. Serhiy Kvit, senior adviser to the president of Ukraine on education, visited Washington, where he held a briefing on the current state of education in Ukraine and discussed achievements during his tenure as minister of education and science, and prospects for further progress on short- and long-term reforms. Dr. Kvit is a […]...

    Ukrainians in the U.S.: The importance of voting
    Jul08

    Ukrainians in the U.S.: The importance of voting

    The following quote can be found in an article recently published online in the Observer (“Trump’s Anti-NATO Stance and Praise for Putin May Haunt Him,” June 7): Adrian Karatnycky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council where he is co-director of the Ukraine in Europe program, noted that…“There are approximately 9 million Americans who...

    “Petrykivka” featured in Philadelphia Arts Festival
    Jul08

    “Petrykivka” featured in Philadelphia Arts Festival

    PHILADELPHIA – The colorful Ukrainian painting style known as “Petrykivka” was on prominent display during the Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl, an annual festival that transforms Philadelphia’s Art Museum area into an eclectic showcase of the arts. “Petrykivka: The Soul of Ukraine” exhibited the work of six Ukrainian artists specializing in...

    Ambassador-designate for Ukraine testifies before Senate committee
    Jun24

    Ambassador-designate for Ukraine testifies before Senate committee

    WASHINGTON – Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 21, Marie L. Yovanovitch, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, stated that “more progress has been made in Ukraine in the past two years” than in the past 25 years of Ukraine’s renewed independence. She was one of three nominees for ambassadorial posts throughout...

    Rada approves language quotas for radio
    Jun24

    Rada approves language quotas for radio

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on June 16 to set quotas for Ukrainian language content on commercial radio, approving legislation that served as a compromise between two bills – one favored by radio lobbyists and the other by language activists – that were rejected two weeks earlier. The measure earned 268 votes and was strongly […]...

    Party of Regions spent $66 million on bribes and paid articles in media
    Jun24

    Party of Regions spent $66 million on bribes and paid articles in media

    KYIV – Documentation of the expenses of the Party of Regions on its political activities have been made public, National Deputy Sergii Leshchenko and editor-in-chief of Ukrayinska Pravda Sevgil Musayeva-Borovyk revealed at a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center on May 31. “These are expenses on Ukrainian politics from corrupt sources....

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