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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Dutch referendum rejects  Ukraine-EU association pact
    Apr08

    Dutch referendum rejects Ukraine-EU association pact

    KYIV – Citizens of the Netherlands rejected their government’s ratification of the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement in an advisory, non-binding referendum held on April 6, giving the Russian government a symbolic geopolitical victory in its war against the Ukrainian state. About 61.1 percent voted against their government...

    Ukrainian American walks across U.S. to raise awareness for Ukraine
    Apr08

    Ukrainian American walks across U.S. to raise awareness for Ukraine

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – With more than 250 miles behind her in her “Walk for Ukraine” cross-country trek across the United States, Maya (who requested that we keep her last name private) is raising awareness about the situation in Ukraine. She began her walk on November 21 at Front Royal, Va., and at her latest update […] …read more Source: The...

    Forum in Washington underscores: ‘Ukraine’s Battle for Freedom Continues’
    Apr08

    Forum in Washington underscores: ‘Ukraine’s Battle for Freedom Continues’

    WASHINGTON – More than two years have passed since Russia launched a campaign of aggression against Ukraine – and the casualties, physical destruction and economic damage continue to mount. On March 30, hundreds of people attended a forum on Capitol Hill focusing on the devastating impact of Moscow’s war against Ukraine and U.S. efforts to...

    Ukraine faces early election if no one is found to replace Yatsenyuk
    Apr08

    Ukraine faces early election if no one is found to replace Yatsenyuk

    On the sidelines of the March 31-April 1 nuclear security summit, in Washington, President Barack Obama made it clear to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the U.S. will not issue $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine until a new government is in place (President.gov.ua, April 1). And Vice-President Joe Biden noted that assistance from...

    Nina Ilnytzkyj, 91, activist committed to Ukraine
    Apr08

    Nina Ilnytzkyj, 91, activist committed to Ukraine

    EDMONTON, Alberta – Nina Ilnytzkyj, a devoted community activist and longtime employee of the Prolog Research and Publishing Corp., died on March 14 in Oradell, N.J. She was 91. Forced to leave her homeland as a teenager during World War II, she linked her fate with people who were in the same predicament as she […] …read more Source: The...

    The Dutch vote
    Apr08

    The Dutch vote

    Voters in the Netherlands on April 6 participated in a referendum on Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union, rejecting it by a vote of 61.1 percent (38.1 percent voted in favor). Voter turnout was 32.2 percent, which is above the 30 percent threshold needed for the vote to be considered valid. Ostensibly, the vote […]...

    Ukraine victorious in pair of friendlies
    Apr08

    Ukraine victorious in pair of friendlies

    In the first of two warm-ups for the 2016 European Football Championship to be played in France from June 10 to July 10, Ukraine defeated Cyprus, 1-0. The international friendly match was played at Chorno-morets Stadium in Odesa on March 24. Taras Stepanenko’s first-half goal (40th minute) earned an experienced Ukraine side the victory in...

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia
    Apr01

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the United States and other Western powers to continue their sanctions on Russia to help end its “direct armed aggression against my state.” Addressing a large forum at the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol on March 30 discussing Ukraine’s continuing battle for freedom,...

    Shokin dismissed  as procurator general
    Apr01

    Shokin dismissed as procurator general

    KYIV – The Verkhovna Rada voted on March 29 to dismiss the highly unpopular Procurator General Viktor Shokin after months of pressure from reformers and American diplomats, who were disappointed with his resistance to and alleged sabotage of anti-corruption efforts. Mr. Shokin was dismissed on the eve of Ukrainian President Petro...

    Yegor Soboliev: Corruption in law enforcement is catastrophic
    Apr01

    Yegor Soboliev: Corruption in law enforcement is catastrophic

    KYIV – The Samopomich (Self-Reliance) party has emerged as among the most popular in Ukraine, even ranking first in some polls. And although its founder and head Andriy Sadovyi is among Ukraine’s most popular politicians (having served as Lviv mayor since 2006), a key reason for Samopomich’s success has been the passionate pursuit of...

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