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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats
    Jan22

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats

    The National Security Strategy blames the U.S. and the European Union for the Ukraine crisis; in particular, it paints the Euro-Maidan events as a Western-sponsored “color revolution” and a potential threat to Russia’s security. Russia’s new National Security Strategy (NSS), signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on December 31,...

    Ukraine is not a client state of Russia
    Jan22

    Ukraine is not a client state of Russia

    The statement below was released by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America on January 13. In his final State of the Union address, President Obama got it wrong when it came to Ukraine. Speaking before the annual joint session of Congress, the President declared, “Even as their economy severely contracts, Russia is pouring resources in […]...

    Yale World Fellow Vakarchuk helps orphans of the Maidan and ATO
    Jan22

    Yale World Fellow Vakarchuk helps orphans of the Maidan and ATO

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – “I decided to rest usefully. I wanted a break from the way I have been for the last 15 years, like a squirrel on a wheel.” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk , the famed headliner of Ukraine’s most popular rock band, Okean Elzy, thus described his arrival in New Haven in August 2015 to […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    State Department clarifies president’s SOTU reference
    Jan22

    State Department clarifies president’s SOTU reference

    WASHINGTON – The following response was given on January 15 by the State Department spokesperson Mark Toner regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address (January 12), in which he said: “…Russia is pouring resources in to prop up Ukraine and Syria – client states they saw slipping away from their orbit.” Mr. Toner […]...

    2015: Our Ukrainian diaspora:  growing larger and stronger
    Jan22

    2015: Our Ukrainian diaspora: growing larger and stronger

    Our Ukrainian diaspora gathered on many occasions during 2015 to show support and solidarity with brethren in Ukraine, to commemorate important events in Ukraine’s history, and to discuss ways to help Ukraine through its current crisis. The past year was a particularly productive one for the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), the international...

    U.S.-Ukraine relations: support at a time of war
    Jan22

    U.S.-Ukraine relations: support at a time of war

    U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden gets a standing ovation while addressing the Verkhovna Rada on December 8. Supporters of Ukraine thought they had won a great victory at the end of 2014 with the passage and the signing of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act; they thought the U.S. would indeed provide Ukraine with the lethal weapons […] …read more...

    Commentators react to Obama’s choice of words regarding Ukraine
    Jan15

    Commentators react to Obama’s choice of words regarding Ukraine

    KYIV – U.S. President Barack Obama in his State of the Union (SOTU) address to the U.S. Congress on January 12 chose questionable words relating to Ukraine, saying it, like Syria, is being propped up by Russia. Speaking about threats faced by the U.S. and the world, Mr. Obama said: “Even as their economy severely […] …read more Source: The...

    Shokin-Kasko rivalry seen by U.S. as hindering anti-corruption efforts
    Jan15

    Shokin-Kasko rivalry seen by U.S. as hindering anti-corruption efforts

    KYIV – It’s the new year, but the Procurator General’s Office of Ukraine is still resisting the U.S. government’s anti-corruption recommendations. The latest episode in the U.S. government’s anti-corruption struggles with the Poroshenko administration involves Procurator General Viktor Shokin denying permission for Deputy...

    Ukraine stops power supply to Russian-annexed Crimea
    Jan15

    Ukraine stops power supply to Russian-annexed Crimea

    Shortly before its residents rang in the New Year, the Russian-annexed peninsula of Crimea again found itself entirely without Ukrainian electricity. As in November 2015, this was caused by unidentified saboteurs who blew up a power transmission line tower in Ukraine’s Kherson Oblast, which borders Crimea. However, this time, Kyiv is...

    Vira Savchenko calls on Ukraine’s politicians to give all the facts about agreements reached
    Jan15

    Vira Savchenko calls on Ukraine’s politicians to give all the facts about agreements reached

    KYIV – Imprisoned Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s sister, Vira, appeared at a press briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center, on December 30, 2015. She spoke about her sister’s case, noting that her trial is to resume on January 13, and pointing out that Nadiya started her second hunger strike on December 18, 2015, […]...

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