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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    The Crimean Tatars’ resolve
    Jun03

    The Crimean Tatars’ resolve

    On April 11-13, the executive board of the World Crimean Tatar Congress met for deliberations that coincided with an international human rights conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. This was the fourth such in-person gathering of the executive board and, notably, the third over the course of the last 12 months. With the most recent occupation of […]...

    Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity
    May27

    Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity

    KYIV – Nadiya Savchenko, the former Ukrainian military pilot who was kidnapped by pro-Russian forces on Ukrainian territory in June 2014, was released to Ukraine on May 25 after nearly two years in captivity during which she endured what is globally recognized as a show trial that convicted her on false charges of complicity in […] …read...

    Ukraine develops its case against elections in the ‘people’s republics’
    May27

    Ukraine develops its case against elections in the ‘people’s republics’

    The “Normandy” powers’ (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) latest meeting, in Berlin on May 11, which failed to address Ukraine’s concerns, has stiffened Kyiv’s refusal to go along with local elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk “peoples’ republics” (DPR, LPR). That territory is Ukrainian de jure but Russian-occupied de...

    The return of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine
    May27

    The return of Nadiya Savchenko to Ukraine

    John Kerry Press Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, released in Washington on May 25. I welcome today’s news that Nadiya Savchenko has returned to Ukraine and the government of Ukraine’s humanitarian decision to release two Russian service members captured on Ukrainian soil and convicted of terrorism-related charges....

    Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia
    May27

    Crimean Tatar leader visiting Canada urges strong sanctions against Russia

    OTTAWA – The CBC reported on May 18 that Mustafa Dzhemilev, a long-time human rights activist repeatedly jailed for political dissent in the former Soviet Union and a leader of the Crimean Tatars, urged the government of Canada “to live up to its promises and pass legislation to punish Russians defying human rights.” Mr. Dzhemilev, […]...

    U.S. announces additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine
    May27

    U.S. announces additional $28 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine

    KYIV – U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) Nancy Izzo-Jackson and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator Robert Jenkins on May 20 announced that the United States will provide more than $28 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to...

    Jamala triumphs at Eurovision
    May20

    Jamala triumphs at Eurovision

    A victory for Ukraine and Crimean Tatars KYIV – Crimean Tatar R&B/soul-style singer Jamala succeeded in drawing the world’s attention to the Russian government’s persecution of her people by winning the annual Eurovision Song Contest with her song “1944” about Stalin’s mass deportations and genocide. Jamala finished second...

    A bad case of Savchenkophobia
    May20

    A bad case of Savchenkophobia

    Vladimir Putin’s regime clearly has a bad case of Savchenkophobia. It’s true. The Kremlin is absolutely terrified of its hostage. The Kremlin is terrified of Nadiya Savchenko in captivity, where she is a potent symbol of the Putin regime’s petty and cruel brutality and of Ukraine’s resistance. But the Kremlin is even more...

    Remembering the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people
    May20

    Remembering the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people

    UCCA statement on Ukraine’s Day of Remembrance of Victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide, issued on May 18 by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America. Every 18th of May, communities across the world pause to reflect on the mass murder of over 100,000 Crimean Tatars, a genocide conceived of and perpetrated by Joseph Stalin, in […]...

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine releases statement on Crimean Tatar anniversary
    May20

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine releases statement on Crimean Tatar anniversary

    Following is a comment on the anniversary of the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars that was released on May 18 by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. It is attributed to U.S. Embassy spokesperson Jonathan Lalley. We join the Crimean Tatars and all the people of Ukraine in commemorating the solemn anniversary of the forcible deportation […]...

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