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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Russian actions in Crimea undercut support there for annexation, historian says
    Feb26

    Russian actions in Crimea undercut support there for annexation, historian says

    In Russian-annexed Crimea, the worsening economic situation, and the cavalier behavior of nouveaux riches from elsewhere in Russia is changing the attitudes of the local population about the peninsula being part of the Russian Federation, a Moscow historian says. In the February 18 issue of Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Aleksandr Shirokorad says that...

    Ivan Pasichnyk listed  among Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30”
    Feb26

    Ivan Pasichnyk listed among Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30”

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ivan Pasichnyk, 28, a co-founder and CEO of an energy savings start-up company, was named among the Forbes’ magazine’s “30 under 30” list that recognized young leaders, creative inventors and entrepreneurs. Mr. Pasichyk, who hails from Kyiv, helped launch a project called Ecois.me, which sells specially designed...

    Designer Anna Karenina to show during 2016 New York Fashion Week
    Feb26

    Designer Anna Karenina to show during 2016 New York Fashion Week

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Fashion designer Anna Karenina (not her given name), a model-turned-designer from Kyiv, is a rising talent in the fashion industry and will be included at this year’s Fashion Week in New York. Born in Kremenchuk in 1995, she graduated from Kyiv State University of Technology and Design. Her modeling career began at […]...

    UNWLA branch ‘adopts’ a wounded warrior’s family
    Feb26

    UNWLA branch ‘adopts’ a wounded warrior’s family

    WHIPPANY, N.J. – The Christmas season ended on a joyous note for members of Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 75 with a life-affirming video chat with their newly “adopted” family – that of a wounded warrior from Kyiv. At the monthly meeting this past October, Ksenia Rakowsky, Branch 75 social welfare chair, and […]...

    Coalition near collapse after failed no-confidence vote
    Feb19

    Coalition near collapse after failed no-confidence vote

    KYIV – Ukraine’s coalition government approached the brink of collapse after the Verkhovna Rada failed on February 16 to muster enough votes to dismiss the highly unpopular prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and his Cabinet of Ministers. The Samopomich and Batkivshchyna parties announced in the following days that they were exiting the...

    Foreign ministers discuss  eastern Ukraine conflict, implementation of Minsk II
    Feb19

    Foreign ministers discuss eastern Ukraine conflict, implementation of Minsk II

    MUNICH – Senior diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met in Munich on February 13 to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine and implementation of the Minsk II agreement on steps to end the conflict there. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. The foreign affairs ministers of Ukraine, […]...

    Wristwatch given to wounded soldier points to Russian role in Ukraine war
    Feb19

    Wristwatch given to wounded soldier points to Russian role in Ukraine war

    MOSCOW – A cybersleuthing group says it has uncovered new evidence pointing to deep, direct Russian involvement in the battle of Debaltseve in early 2015, a turning point in the conflict in eastern Ukraine that weakened Kyiv’s hand at peace talks. Using posts and photographs gleaned from the Russian social networking site VKontakte, the...

    Cardin expresses concerns on implementation of Minsk II
    Feb19

    Cardin expresses concerns on implementation of Minsk II

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed his concerns for the status of the implementation of the Minsk II agreement, which was meant to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine. Agreed to one year ago, Minsk II is a package of security and political measures negotiated by Ukraine, […]...

    Ukraine cuts Russian gas imports to a minimum
    Feb19

    Ukraine cuts Russian gas imports to a minimum

    Ukrainian gas consumption fell significantly last year, as GDP declined by more than 10 percent, and the output of the domestic industry in particular, which is heavily depends on natural gas, plunged by more than 13 percent. This allowed Ukraine to reduce gas imports from Russia to a minimum. Moreover, Ukraine is going to further […] …read...

    Senators reaffirm commitment to help Ukraine tackle corruption
    Feb19

    Senators reaffirm commitment to help Ukraine tackle corruption

    Letter to Poroshenko expresses concern WASHINGTON – Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate Ukraine Caucus, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on European Affairs, on February 12 spearheaded a letter expressing concern to Ukrainian President Poroshenko regarding the...

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