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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    “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...

    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...

    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,...

    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 […]...

    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...

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