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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada  to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine
    Sep29

    Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – The national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take the lead in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine. Following a September 22 meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto, Prime Minister Trudeau told reporters at a joint news...

    Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine
    Sep29

    Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine

    LVIV – As Holly Palance neared her ancestral village of Ivane-Zolote in Ternopil Oblast on September 15, she couldn’t help noticing how much the lush green, hilly countryside resembled the rural coal-mining area of Pennsylvania where her father grew up and once worked, and where she would visit her grandparents on trips from Los Angeles....

    Semena handed  suspended sentence  in ‘separatism’ case
    Sep29

    Semena handed suspended sentence in ‘separatism’ case

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea on September 22 found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a two-and-a-half-year suspended sentence in a case criticized by the West as politically motivated. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service said the 66-year-old Mr. Semena was also barred from “public activities” –...

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short
    Sep29

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short

    In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (known by its Ukrainian based acronym as SBU). The authors of the RPR letter asserted that the...

    U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation
    Sep29

    U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation

    The August visit of the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Ukraine was the first such trip by a Pentagon head in the last 10 years. Before arriving in Kyiv, Mr. Mattis told reporters he planned to commemorate Ukraine’s Independence Day, underscore Washington’s commitment to the bilateral strategic partnership, as well as...

    U.N. report on Crimea details  grave human rights violations
    Sep29

    U.N. report on Crimea details grave human rights violations

    GENEVA – The human rights situation in Crimea has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, says a United Nations report that details how residents there were affected when Ukrainian laws were substituted by those of Russia and Russian citizenship was imposed on tens of thousands of the peninsula’s residents. “Grave human rights...

    Washington events focus on Ukraine and the importance of U.S. support
    Sep23

    Washington events focus on Ukraine and the importance of U.S. support

    WASHINGTON – U.S. relations with and future support for Ukraine was the focus of two important gatherings in the nation’s capital held in recent days. The first, a massive reception held September 12 in the very spacious hall of the U.S. Institute of Peace, was hosted by the Embassy of Ukraine to mark the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s...

    Ukrainian Catholic University opens Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center
    Sep23

    Ukrainian Catholic University opens Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center

    LVIV – The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) has opened its doors to visitors. The consecration and ceremonial opening were held on September 10 in Lviv. It was a celebration not only for the university community. Some 180 friends of UCU from the United States and Canada traveled thousands of […]...

    President of Ukraine meets with Ukrainian community leaders
    Sep23

    President of Ukraine meets with Ukrainian community leaders

    NEW YORK – President Petro Poroshenko and his wife, Maryna Poroshenko, met with leaders of the Ukrainian community and representatives of Crimean Tatar organizations in the United States. The presidential couple toured The Ukrainian Museum in New York. The head of state thanked foreign Ukrainians for their support and assistance. “Never in the...

    Modest restart to Ukrainian privatization
    Sep23

    Modest restart to Ukrainian privatization

    After a break prompted by war and economic collapse in 2014-2015, Ukraine restarted its privatization campaign in August 2017. The local privatization body, the State Property Fund (SPF), sold only five out of the state’s eight 25-percent stakes in the regional power-supply and generation companies that were put up for auction (Spfu.gov.ua,...

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