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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    2015: Our community  mourns their passing
    Feb05

    2015: Our community mourns their passing

    During 2014 our community mourned the passing of many of its prominent members: musicians, scholars, artists, community activists, human rights activists, journalists and others. Among them were the following, listed in the order of their passing. Andriy Kuzmenko (“Kuzma”), 47, hugely popular singer in Ukraine who was also politically active and...

    2015: Academia: A 400th anniversary, scholarly conferences and books
    Feb05

    2015: Academia: A 400th anniversary, scholarly conferences and books

    The year 2015 was marked by a very significant commemoration, namely the 400th anniversary of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. One highlight of the celebrations was the June 28 attendance of President Petro Poroshenko at the convocation at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA). In view of the fact that Pylyp Orlyk – the author of the first […]...

    2015: The year in sports: Ukraine and the diaspora
    Feb05

    2015: The year in sports: Ukraine and the diaspora

    Although Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s Europa League final on May 26 was a 3-2 loss to Spain’s Seville on the pitch in Warsaw, Poland, one can pitch the notion it was a win for Ukrainians everywhere – and a highlight of sports news in 2015. Fans who could not afford the trip were awarded transportation and tickets […] …read more...

    “Freedom in the World” 2016 report: Anxious dictators, wavering democracies
    Jan29

    “Freedom in the World” 2016 report: Anxious dictators, wavering democracies

    Ukraine rated as partly free, Russia appraised as not free WASHINGTON – Economic downturns and fear of social unrest have led Russia, China and other authoritarian regimes to crack down harder on dissent, while mass migration and new forms of terrorism in 2015 fueled xenophobic sentiment in major democracies, according to “Freedom in the World...

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say
    Jan29

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say

    KYIV – When the West imposed economic sanctions on Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine, its leaders assured the public that they would accomplish their goals of restoring order and peace better than a military response would have. Hence President Barack Obama’s restraint in supplying arms to Ukraine. Nearly two years later...

    Moscow shifting from direct aggression to building a fifth column in Ukraine
    Jan29

    Moscow shifting from direct aggression to building a fifth column in Ukraine

    Given Moscow’s desire to get out from under the sanctions regime and the almost equal desire of some Western governments to declare victory and lift it, the Kremlin appears likely to do just enough to claim that it has fulfilled the Minsk accords and the West to accept that as sufficient to end the Ukrainian […] …read more Source: The...

    2015: Ukrainian National Association: a year of changes, milestones
    Jan29

    2015: Ukrainian National Association: a year of changes, milestones

    For our community’s oldest and largest fraternal organization, the Ukrainian National Association, 2015 was a year of some welcome changes and financial milestones, as well as the continuation of fraternal benefits and programs geared toward helping Ukrainians here and in Ukraine. The best news came in early December, when it was reported...

    2015: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Active on many fronts
    Jan29

    2015: Ukrainians in the U.S.: Active on many fronts

    Ukrainians in the United States were active in 2015 with protests, demonstrations, rallies, political and cultural events, as well as anniversaries. Following is a chronological account of the major developments. On January 23-26 Ukrainian Americans converged on Washington to mark the 1919 “Day of Unity” of Ukraine. Events included a protest in...

    EU document reflects concerns about pace of reforms in Ukraine
    Jan22

    EU document reflects concerns about pace of reforms in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS – Kyiv has touted the promise of a visa-free regime for Ukrainians traveling to the European Union as evidence of its success in carrying out reforms, but behind the scenes several key European Union member states are bemoaning the country’s slow progress of implementation and lack of engagement both with its citizens and with […]...

    Poroshenko has 25% support, 70% disapproval, poll reveals
    Jan22

    Poroshenko has 25% support, 70% disapproval, poll reveals

    KYIV – About 25 percent of Ukrainians approve of the job President Petro Poroshenko is doing, while about 70 percent disapprove of his performance, particularly his administration’s handling of the war in the Donbas. As president, he’s the commander-in-chief of the military and has led the negotiations with foreign leaders to resolve...

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