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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    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...

    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 […]...

    Obama nominates new ambassador to Ukraine
    May20

    Obama nominates new ambassador to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on May 18 announced his nomination of Marie L. Yovanovitch as ambassador to Ukraine, replacing Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt, whom he nominated to serve as envoy to Greece. Ms. Yovanovitch, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of minister-counselor, currently serves as dean of the School of Language...

    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...

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision
    May20

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision

    Dear Editor: Any bit of good news means a lot for Ukraine currently as its soldiers continue to die in the war against Russia, the pace of reforms moves at a glacial pace, and no significant criminal or corrupt businessman/politician/bureaucrat has been jailed (despite repeated urging from Vice-President Joe Biden). So it’s wonderful that a...

    Moscow using occupied Crimea as testing lab  for repressive measures to be applied elsewhere
    May20

    Moscow using occupied Crimea as testing lab for repressive measures to be applied elsewhere

    Moscow’s illegal occupation of Crimea is an even greater threat to the world and to Russia itself than many imagine because, as political commentator Sergey Stelmakh points out, the Kremlin has been using the Ukrainian peninsula as a laboratory for repressive measures it then employs elsewhere. In Radio Liberty’s Krymr.com portal,...

    Verkhovna Rada approves Lutsenko as Ukraine’s procurator general
    May13

    Verkhovna Rada approves Lutsenko as Ukraine’s procurator general

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on May 12 to approve the president’s nomination of Yuriy Lutsenko as procurator general. He will be expected to accomplish what his three post-Euro-Maidan predecessors failed to do: prosecute and convict corrupt key state officials, both past and present. Mr. Lutsenko’s election came after the...

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