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    Berlin and Paris side with Moscow  against Kyiv in Normandy group meeting
    Mar18

    Berlin and Paris side with Moscow against Kyiv in Normandy group meeting

    As anticipated (see Eurasia Daily Monitor, February 26), the Normandy group meeting on March 3-4 in Paris cornered Ukraine to extract its acceptance of “elections” in the Russian-occupied territory in the country’s east. German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier did almost all the hectoring; his French counterpart,...

    Obama: Ukraine ‘vulnerable’ to Russian ‘military domination’ no matter what U.S. does
    Mar18

    Obama: Ukraine ‘vulnerable’ to Russian ‘military domination’ no matter what U.S. does

    U.S. President Barack Obama said that Ukraine “is going to be vulnerable to military domination by Russia no matter what” the United States does. In one of a series of interviews published on March 10 that formed the basis of an article in The Atlantic magazine, Mr. Obama said that Ukraine was clearly a core […] …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian journalist details her 419 days in separatist captivity
    Mar18

    Ukrainian journalist details her 419 days in separatist captivity

    Ukrainian journalist Maria Varfolome-yeva spent 419 days in Russia-backed separatists’ captivity in eastern Ukraine, where the 30-year-old woman was accused of spying. On March 3, the separatists exchanged her for two people – a Russian citizen who was fighting for the separatists and whom Ukraine had sentenced to 11 years in prison, and...

    Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv releases unique CD of Classical Ukrainian works
    Mar18

    Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv releases unique CD of Classical Ukrainian works

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – “I wanted to share Ukrainian music but with a different view. Most Ukrainian music of the 20th century is recorded by artists with a ‘Soviet bias,’ gravitating to heaviness with a ‘large expansive approach.’ Taking into account that I was born in Soviet Ukraine, performed concerts throughout a modern independent...

    UGCC leaders:  ‘Pope Francis  heard us’
    Mar11

    UGCC leaders: ‘Pope Francis heard us’

    ROME – “We came to reaffirm our communion with the holy father and to ask for his help for the suffering people of Ukraine during the Jubilee Year of Mercy,” Patriarch Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church stated on March 5. “And the holy father heard us.” In Rome on the eve of the 70th […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    A lost year for Russia
    Mar11

    A lost year for Russia

    Russia has lost a year sinking into its economic degradation, dragging its feet over the withdrawal from the occupied territories in eastern Ukraine, and stepping into the quagmire of the Syrian chaotic war. It is the dubious ceasefire in Syria that keeps Russia in the focus of global media attention these days, as if the […] …read more...

    Ukraine could be agricultural ‘superpower’
    Mar11

    Ukraine could be agricultural ‘superpower’

    KYIV – Ukraine has signed a deal with U.S. agriculture giant Cargill to build a major grain-export terminal that Washington’s ambassador said could help turn the embattled country into an agricultural “superpower.” The $100 million deal with Ukraine’s M.V. Cargo firm came despite jitters over a political crisis in Kyiv this year and...

    FOR THE RECORD: Samantha Power on detention of Nadiya Savchenko
    Mar11

    FOR THE RECORD: Samantha Power on detention of Nadiya Savchenko

    Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, on Russia’s continued detention and trial of Nadiya Savchenko. The statement was released by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on March 9. Nadiya Savchenko, a former Ukrainian pilot and current member of Ukraine’s Parliament, was abducted...

    New thinking on religion and nation in a secular age
    Mar11

    New thinking on religion and nation in a secular age

    “Religion, Nation, and Secularization in Ukraine,” Edited by Martin Schulze Wessel and Frank E. Sysyn. Edmonton and Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2015. xi +174 pages. Index. Paperback, ISBN 978-1-894865-38-8. There is a great deal of scholarly literature on nation (and nationalism), as well as on religion in Ukraine....

    Jaresko emerges as top candidate for prime minister
    Mar04

    Jaresko emerges as top candidate for prime minister

    KYIV – Chicago-native Natalie Jaresko, the current finance minister of Ukraine, is among the top candidates to succeed the embattled Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister, according to Kyiv insiders and recent news reports. She has already begun forming a Cabinet of Ministers consisting of technocrats, reported the rbc.ua news site on February 26,...

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