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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Kyiv moves to label Russia as aggressor in Donbas war
    Oct13

    Kyiv moves to label Russia as aggressor in Donbas war

    KYIV – Ukraine last week took a legislative step closer to reflect the fact that Russia is waging war against this nation of 42.5 million people – an unprovoked invasion that saw Crimea annexed and 3 percent of the easternmost Donbas region occupied by Kremlin-led forces nearly four years ago. On October 6, the Verkhovna Rada passed a law in the...

    Neighbors balk at new education law  that reinforces Ukraine’s state language
    Oct09

    Neighbors balk at new education law that reinforces Ukraine’s state language

    KYIV – Ukraine’s new law on education, which the Presidential Administration says is more inclusive towards minorities and will improve their integration into society, has received backlash from at least three countries in the region. Russia, Hungary and Romania, all of which have sizable or concentrated minority enclaves in the country,...

    Conference looks at Ukrainian World Congress 50 years after its founding in New York City
    Oct09

    Conference looks at Ukrainian World Congress 50 years after its founding in New York City

    NEW YORK – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding here in 1967, the Ukrainian World Congress convened a conference, “UWC at 50 and Beyond: The North American Vector,” at the Princeton Club of New York on September 16. The event brought together leaders of the UWC, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America […] …read more...

    Canada can ‘donate’ arms to Ukraine before it’s allowed to buy them, says MP
    Oct09

    Canada can ‘donate’ arms to Ukraine before it’s allowed to buy them, says MP

    OTTAWA – Canada could push Russia to support Ukraine’s proposal for a United Nations peacekeeping mission along the Ukrainian-Russian border but should start sending arms to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian-backed rebels in the Donbas region, says James Bezan, the Official Opposition Conservative shadow minister of national...

    Ukraine successfully places Eurobonds, but may lose the support of IMF
    Oct09

    Ukraine successfully places Eurobonds, but may lose the support of IMF

    Ukraine has placed 15-year Eurobonds in the amount of $3 billion, President Petro Poroshenko announced on September 18. Mr. Poroshenko, who was on a visit to New York at the time for the United Nations General Assembly, noted that Ukraine had never borrowed so much for so long before. Investors’ newfound confidence in Ukraine stemmed […]...

    Ukraine strengthens and tightens its borders
    Oct09

    Ukraine strengthens and tightens its borders

    President Petro Poroshenko recently announced that the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) would issue instructions to tighten and strengthen Ukrainian borders, a major feature of which would be the stringent requirement that Russian citizens possess biometric passports when entering Ukraine (President.gov.ua, September 1). This NSDC...

    Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada  to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine
    Sep29

    Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

    OTTAWA – The national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take the lead in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine. Following a September 22 meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto, Prime Minister Trudeau told reporters at a joint news...

    Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine
    Sep29

    Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine

    LVIV – As Holly Palance neared her ancestral village of Ivane-Zolote in Ternopil Oblast on September 15, she couldn’t help noticing how much the lush green, hilly countryside resembled the rural coal-mining area of Pennsylvania where her father grew up and once worked, and where she would visit her grandparents on trips from Los Angeles....

    Semena handed  suspended sentence  in ‘separatism’ case
    Sep29

    Semena handed suspended sentence in ‘separatism’ case

    A court in Russia-occupied Crimea on September 22 found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a two-and-a-half-year suspended sentence in a case criticized by the West as politically motivated. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service said the 66-year-old Mr. Semena was also barred from “public activities” –...

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short
    Sep29

    Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short

    In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (known by its Ukrainian based acronym as SBU). The authors of the RPR letter asserted that the...

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