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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Russia suspends Crimean Tatar  Mejlis for ‘extremist activities’
    Apr22

    Russia suspends Crimean Tatar Mejlis for ‘extremist activities’

    The Russian Justice Ministry has suspended the Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body due to what it called “extremist activities,” marking a fresh escalation in Moscow’s crackdown against a group that has broadly opposed Russia’s forcible annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The ministry said in an April 18 statement...

    Groysman or Hroysman?
    Apr22

    Groysman or Hroysman?

    Mariia Budiakova, press officer of the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States, asked by The Ukrainian Weekly and Svoboda how the name of Ukraine’s new prime minister should be spelled in English and Ukrainian, responded that in English his name is written Volodymyr Groysman, while in Ukrainian it is Володимир Борисович Гройсман (Volodymyr...

    Going forward: Three steps
    Apr22

    Going forward: Three steps

    The two-year battle to defend Ukraine from Russia calls for an assessment. High marks go to Ukraine’s ATO forces. Originating with the young protesters from the Maidan, the fighters had little but their bare hands to repel the invader. Not only have they withstood Russia, virtually on their own, but their endurance is accumulating other […]...

    Ukraine’s reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers
    Apr22

    Ukraine’s reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers

    Continuing the listing from last week, following are the Cabinet ministers approved on April 14 by the Verkhovna Rada. (The brief profiles were prepared by Kyiv correspondent Zenon Zawada.) Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, 51: He has served for 18 months, largely responsible for managing finances and personnel rather than developing military...

    UAYA branches complete “Warming Hearts with Warmth” project
    Apr22

    UAYA branches complete “Warming Hearts with Warmth” project

    NEW YORK – For the second consecutive year, the Ukrainian American Youth Association (UAYA) in the United States, in conjunction with the worldwide governing body of the organization, were the “angels” that St. Nicholas relied upon to bring joy to children in Ukraine under the auspices of a humanitarian project called “Warming Hearts with...

    Verkhovna Rada approves new Cabinet to be led by Volodymyr Groysman
    Apr15

    Verkhovna Rada approves new Cabinet to be led by Volodymyr Groysman

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on April 14 to approve a reshuffled Cabinet of Ministers, including its new prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, the parliamentary chairman who has long been a close political ally to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The votes put an end to a political crisis that began in mid-February, when the...

    Volodymyr Groysman:  loyal Poroshenko ally
    Apr15

    Volodymyr Groysman: loyal Poroshenko ally

    The man identified by Ukraine’s outgoing prime minister as his successor, Volodymyr Groysman, is a 38-year-old loyalist of President Petro Poroshenko who was thrust onto the national scene after the Euro-Maidan unrest that toppled a government. Mr. Groysman’s meteoric rise from mayoral upstart to speaker of a notoriously obstreperous...

    Patriotic volunteers crucial to Ukraine’s fight against Putin
    Apr15

    Patriotic volunteers crucial to Ukraine’s fight against Putin

    Two sets of volunteers have been crucial in the battle to defeat Vladimir Putin’s imperialism in eastern Ukraine. The first has been Ukrainian patriots who joined volunteer battalions. The second – just as important – has been the civilian volunteers throughout Ukraine who have supplied food, fresh water, uniforms, medical supplies, showers...

    Ukraine’s afflicted environment
    Apr15

    Ukraine’s afflicted environment

    It’s getting harder every day to write something positive about Ukraine. No matter what the issue, whether it be the environment, trade or agriculture, all the bad news is ultimately connected to the intertwined political, economic and financially corrupt system that has thwarted sensible actions and decisions. When you peel back the...

    UNWLA becomes major donor to UCU’s Mental Health Institute
    Apr15

    UNWLA becomes major donor to UCU’s Mental Health Institute

    The 90-year history of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America is filled with accomplishments and projects that have often been influenced by evolving events in Ukraine. While uniting generations and immigrations of women of Ukrainian descent throughout the decades, the organization has always made it a priority to help average...

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