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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    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....

    Behind closed doors:  Ukraine’s panicked meeting ahead of Crimean seizure
    Mar04

    Behind closed doors: Ukraine’s panicked meeting ahead of Crimean seizure

    Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has published a previously top-secret transcript of a closed-door meeting it held on February 28, 2014 – just a few days before Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. The 37-page document shows the new authorities – in power for less than a week – in a state of near panic as […] …read more...

    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,...

    Verkhovna Rada first vice-chair visits Ottawa
    Mar04

    Verkhovna Rada first vice-chair visits Ottawa

    OTTAWA – The first vice-chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament, Andriy Parubiy, held a number of fruitful meetings with Canadian government officials and politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during a late February visit to Ottawa. During his meeting with a group of senators led by the chair of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and...

    Ukrainian side says no elections  without full security in Donetsk-Luhansk
    Mar04

    Ukrainian side says no elections without full security in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Negotiations in the Minsk Contact Group on political issues are so configured as to push Ukraine into recognizing the Moscow-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR), first de facto and then de jure, through local elections and a “special status.” For its part, Ukraine shows increasing tenacity in resisting that push....

    Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s new negotiators on Ukraine
    Mar04

    Surkov and Gryzlov: Russia’s new negotiators on Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently appointed Vladislav Surkov and Boris Gryzlov to negotiate – in two separate formats – an outcome to Russia’s war in Ukraine’s east (Censor.net.ua, January 15, 2016; TASS, December 26, 2015). Messrs. Surkov and Gryzlov have long-standing personal ties to Mr. Putin and will report to him on...

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