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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Berlin and Paris soften up Kyiv  ahead of ‘decisive’ Normandy meeting
    Mar04

    Berlin and Paris soften up Kyiv ahead of ‘decisive’ Normandy meeting

    In Kyiv, on February 22-23, while a working visit, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier portrayed the “Normandy” group’s upcoming March 3 meeting in Paris as a make-or-break event, designed to overcome the diplomatic deadlock over “the Ukraine crisis.” The diplomatic process is stuck in a crisis of its own, Mr....

    March 6, 2014
    Mar04

    March 6, 2014

    Two years ago, on March 6, 2014, the leadership of the European Union, including EU Council President Herman van Rompuy, announced that the EU would sign the political portion of its Association Agreement with Ukraine before the May 25 presidential election in Ukraine, and that the signing of the free trade pact would be delayed. […] …read...

    Telling Ukraine’s story
    Mar04

    Telling Ukraine’s story

    Ukrainians may have been disappointed that the powerful film “Winter on Fire, which captured indelible images of Ukraine’s Euro-Maidan-turned-Revolution of Dignity, did not win an Oscar. The work of a team of filmmakers, it was one of five films nominated for the Academy Award in the documentary feature category. (The prize for best...

    Continuation of Western sanctions on Russia increasingly depends on Ukraine, Ohryzko says
    Mar04

    Continuation of Western sanctions on Russia increasingly depends on Ukraine, Ohryzko says

    The maintenance of Western sanctions is contingent upon Ukraine’s willingness to reform itself, according to former Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko. If Ukraine does not act, the West will ultimately lift the sanctions and Ukraine will have only itself to blame for its resulting isolation. In a commentary published on...

    U.S. statement on anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity
    Mar04

    U.S. statement on anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

    The following press statement was made by Mark C. Toner, deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, on February 20. Today, we join the people of Ukraine in honoring the memory of their Revolution of Dignity and those who gave their lives to build a more just, democratic and European Ukraine. They braved sniper […] …read more...

    UNICEF reports: War in Ukraine affects over 500,000 children
    Feb26

    UNICEF reports: War in Ukraine affects over 500,000 children

    GENEVA/NEW YORK/KYIV – The conflict in Ukraine has deeply affected the lives of 580,000 children living in non-government controlled areas and close to the front line in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said on February 19. Of these, 200,000 – or one in three – need psychosocial support. “Two years of violence, shelling and fear have left […] …read...

    “Ukraine Exists” exhibited at Ukrainian American Cultural Center of N.J.
    Feb26

    “Ukraine Exists” exhibited at Ukrainian American Cultural Center of N.J.

    WHIPPANY, N.J. – “Ukraine Exists” was the title of a unique exhibit of art by contemporary artists from Ukraine accompanied by videos of interviews recorded in the country’s war-torn eastern regions whose aim was to depict Ukraine’s current reality of war and peace, as well as to demonstrate Ukraine’s desire to take its rightful...

    Russia’s moves to gain  dominance in the Black Sea
    Feb26

    Russia’s moves to gain dominance in the Black Sea

    Russia’s primary objectives in the Black Sea region are to maximize its strategic and maritime influence there, isolate Ukraine and Georgia, weaken the cohesion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Black Sea security issues, and limit access to the area through the Turkish Straits for the navies of the United States and other...

    Crimean Tatar Jamala to represent Ukraine at Eurovision
    Feb26

    Crimean Tatar Jamala to represent Ukraine at Eurovision

    KYIV – Once again, Ukraine will make political waves at the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Yet this time around, a Crimean Tatar will represent Ukraine, as announced on February 21. Accomplished pop singer Jamala will get a unique chance to raise Europe’s awareness to the plight of her people in performing “1944,” a song that […]...

    Corruption in Ukraine
    Feb26

    Corruption in Ukraine

    “Dear friends; Ukraine’s grace period for tackling cronyism may have run out,” The Economist, February 13 (http://www.economist.com/news/europe/ 21692917-ukraines-grace-period-tackling-cronyism-may-have-run-out-dear-friends): …Ukraine’s Maidan revolution was supposed to roll back corruption and cronyism. Mr. [Ukraine’s economy...

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