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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Helsinki Commission briefing sheds light on Russian human rights abuses in Crimea
    Jan15

    Helsinki Commission briefing sheds light on Russian human rights abuses in Crimea

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, held a briefing on “Human Rights Violations in Russian-Occupied Crimea” on December 12, 2015. The discussion featured a panel of activists who are working to keep the world’s attention focused on the troubling human rights...

    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, […]...

    As war in east continues, Ukraine moves Westward
    Jan15

    As war in east continues, Ukraine moves Westward

    Rocket attacks in the east marked the beginning of 2015 for Ukraine. Twelve civilians were killed and 11 were wounded by a missile fired by Russian-backed militants that hit a bus in the town of Volnovakha, 35 kilometers southwest of Donetsk, on January 13. President Petro Poroshenko stated: “This is a disaster and a tragedy […] …read more...

    Our Churches: praying for peace in Ukraine
    Jan15

    Our Churches: praying for peace in Ukraine

    Religious events in 2015 were varied, including a visit by Pope Francis to the United States and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky. Most often, though, religious leaders from Ukraine appealed to the West for increased humanitarian assistance for Ukraine as it defends against Russian aggression and reminded the...

    Ukraine Caucus members again urge Savchenko’s release
    Jan15

    Ukraine Caucus members again urge Savchenko’s release

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), members of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, continue to call on Russia to release Ukrainian fighter pilot and Member of Parliament Nadiya Savchenko. News of their latest statements on her behalf was released on January 13....

    Support of Ukraine through political action
    Jan15

    Support of Ukraine through political action

    Recent events in Ukraine have underscored the importance of being able to influence U.S. foreign policy. Although concerted efforts to influence American policy regarding events in Ukraine have had some success, the results have been, at best, modest. The Ukrainian community in the United States will be able to influence the country’s...

    Human rights in Crimea: “Dire” and deteriorating
    Jan07

    Human rights in Crimea: “Dire” and deteriorating

    NEW YORK – The human rights situation in Crimea is “dire” and will continue to deteriorate unless there is immediate action, was the urgent message of a series of programs in New York featuring international human rights activists, diplomats and lawyers, and the release of a new report on human rights violations in Crimea. “The […] …read...

    Ukraine faces new set of economic challenges
    Jan07

    Ukraine faces new set of economic challenges

    KYIV – Ukrainians rang in the new year with unprecedented economic challenges. In response to the January 1 launch of the Ukraine-European Union free trade area, the Russian government in December imposed a trade embargo on food-related imports from Ukraine and nixed their free trade zone launched in 2011. In addition, changes introduced by...

    Russian soldiers said to be  involved in downing of MH17
    Jan07

    Russian soldiers said to be involved in downing of MH17

    AMSTERDAM – Dutch prosecutors are investigating a claim by a citizen-journalist group that at least 20 Russian soldiers were involved in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over eastern Ukraine in 2014. The Britain-based Bellingcat group said it had identified up to 100 Russian soldiers who may have knowledge of the movements of the...

    Russian strategy seeks to defy  economic decline with military bravado
    Jan07

    Russian strategy seeks to defy economic decline with military bravado

    Russia’s security is severely affected by the Ukraine crisis, and the National Security Strategy gives due attention to this disaster, putting the blame for supporting the “anti-constitutional coup” squarely on the U.S. and the EU, and asserting that Ukraine has become a “long-term source of instability in Europe and on Russia’s...

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