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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Ukraine’s new government  expected to continue reforms
    May06

    Ukraine’s new government expected to continue reforms

    On April 14, Ukraine’s Parliament replaced the Cabinet of unpopular Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk with one headed by Volodymyr Groysman, who had served as Parliament speaker since November 2014. A former mayor of President Petro Poroshenko’s electoral and business stronghold of Vinnytsia, Mr. Groysman has always been in Mr....

    Philadelphia cathedral hosts “Pray for Ukraine” event
    May06

    Philadelphia cathedral hosts “Pray for Ukraine” event

    PHILADELPHIA – Оn Sunday, April 17, the golden-domed Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Philadelphia hosted the “Pray for Ukraine” event. The solemn commemorative concert and prayer service recalled the 30th anniversary of Chornobyl and focused on the undeclared war being waged by Russia in the east of Ukraine. The event...

    Thirty years ago, and today
    May06

    Thirty years ago, and today

    April 26 marked the 30th anniversary of the deadly and fateful nuclear disaster at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Most of us who remember that day and the days that followed also remember our helpless reactions to the enormity of the disaster. The Soviet Union did not acknowledge that an accident had taken […] …read more...

    Understanding the Maidan: More than a place, more than a moment in time
    May06

    Understanding the Maidan: More than a place, more than a moment in time

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – “Maidan” is a word that is now synonymous with Ukraine’s latest self-organized movement and the values that inspired it. The name comes from the location where the protesters gathered – the Maidan Nezalezhnosty (Independence Square) – which is a central space in Kyiv and a place with a long history of civic […]...

    Chornobyl nuclear disaster is recalled with program at Wesleyan University
    May06

    Chornobyl nuclear disaster is recalled with program at Wesleyan University

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Tuesday, April 26, students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear tragedy in Ukraine with a performance of “Voices from Chernobyl.” Adapted, produced and directed by Wesleyan history major Rachel Santee, “Voices from Chernobyl” consisted of 10 monologues taken from...

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption
    May06

    President needn’t look far to combat corruption

    KYIV – During a mid-April phone call, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko received his latest exhortation from U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to combat corruption in order to receive the latest U.S. financial aid. Yet Mr. Poroshenko himself and his political associates are alleged to be involved in numerous corruption scandals that have been...

    30th anniversary  of the Chornobyl disaster
    Apr29

    30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster

    Ukraine this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster – the world’s worst civilian nuclear accident. Sirens were sounded in the early morning hours on April 26 in Ukraine to mark 30 years since the moment that the first explosion blew the roof off the building housing a reactor at the Chornobyl […] …read more...

    Thirty years after Chornobyl disaster, Ukraine doubles down on nuclear power
    Apr29

    Thirty years after Chornobyl disaster, Ukraine doubles down on nuclear power

    Nearly 30 years after Chornobyl spewed nuclear dust across Europe and sparked fears of fallout around the globe, a strapped, war-torn Ukraine is opting for “upgrades” rather than shutdowns of its fleet of Soviet-era nuclear power reactors. Kyiv is planning to spend an estimated $1.7 billion to bring the facilities, many of which are nearing […]...

    Ukraine’s new concept paper on security and defense reform
    Apr29

    Ukraine’s new concept paper on security and defense reform

    On March 16, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approved the “Concept for the Development of the Security and Defense Sector” (President.gov.ua, March 16). The document lays out the “Western” vision for Ukraine’s security and defense sector reform and specifies the goals for this process. The concept paper also shows that security sector...

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor  calls into question parliamentary coalition
    Apr22

    Failed vote in Rada on top prosecutor calls into question parliamentary coalition

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confidently declared this week that Ukraine’s political crisis is over after the new Cabinet was elected on April 14. Yet the voting in the Verkhovna Rada at the April 21 session proved otherwise. Rada Chair Andriy Parubiy asked national deputies to vote to include on the daily agenda a […]...

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