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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    NATO ever more relevant
    Jul15

    NATO ever more relevant

    With the European Union now in flux, its attention to Ukraine waning and some members anxious to remove sanctions against Russia, and with the outgoing Obama administration apparently itching to implement the Minsk agreements no matter the cost to Ukraine, including elections in the Donbas (see analyses on pages 2 and 3), it came as […]...

    U.S., Russia reactivate bilateral negotiations on Ukraine
    Jul15

    U.S., Russia reactivate bilateral negotiations on Ukraine

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland completed another round of shuttle diplomacy in Kyiv and Moscow (June 22-24), following up on her visits to the two capitals in April and May, on direct instructions from the White House. This effort will undoubtedly continue after the time out necessitated by the North Atlantic Treaty...

    U.S. announces nearly $23 million  in additional humanitarian assistance
    Jul15

    U.S. announces nearly $23 million in additional humanitarian assistance

    The fact sheet below was provided by the U.S. Department of State. Today [July 7], Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Kyiv that the United States is providing nearly $23 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help thousands of vulnerable people affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. This announcement brings...

    Anti-Ukrainian sentiments swell in Poland
    Jul15

    Anti-Ukrainian sentiments swell in Poland

    KYIV – After attending the NATO summit on July 8, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko took an unprecedented step towards Ukrainian-Polish reconciliation by visiting the Volyn Massacre Victims Memorial in Warsaw. He placed a wreath, lit a candle and knelt on his right knee before its main column. Mr. Poroshenko’s gesture – the first...

    Yatsenyuk thanks U.S. for support and ‘real commitment’ to Ukraine
    Jul08

    Yatsenyuk thanks U.S. for support and ‘real commitment’ to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the leader of Ukraine’s People’s Front party and – until two months ago – his country’s prime minister, visited Washington in the last week of June for talks with U.S. government officials and organizations involved and interested in Ukraine’s positive development. And, as did his successor,...

    Rada approves arrest of Onyshchenko
    Jul08

    Rada approves arrest of Onyshchenko

    Charges mark first major anti-corruption case in post-Maidan period KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on July 5 to strip political immunity from National Deputy Aleksandr Onyshchenko and arrest him for criminal charges related to the alleged theft of $64 million through fictitious firms set up in the natural gas trade, which has long been...

    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...

    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 […]...

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