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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Activists call for united front against Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs
    Dec08

    Activists call for united front against Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs

    KYIV – If there’s anything that Ukrainians can agree on, it’s that the country’s headed for an enormous crisis next year that promises to alter the current state of affairs, particularly the ongoing domination of the nation’s corrupt oligarchy. Not only have Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy...

    Candle-lighting remembrance is first to be held at new Holodomor Memorial
    Dec08

    Candle-lighting remembrance is first to be held at new Holodomor Memorial

    WASHINGTON – This year’s candle-lighting remembrance ceremony in Washington for the millions of people who died in Joseph Stalin’s genocidal famine, the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine, was unique. For the first time, the annual commemoration took place at the site of the Holodomor Memorial, constructed this year and dedicated three...

    Russia warns of penalties  on Kyiv after failed trade talks
    Dec08

    Russia warns of penalties on Kyiv after failed trade talks

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports starting in January after negotiators failed to agree on ways to address Moscow’s objections to Kyiv’s free-trade agreement with the European Union. “It is a very probable scenario that there will not be an agreement before January 1,” when the EU trade pact goes into effect, and that […]...

    Former U.S. ambassadors, generals, members of Congress demand more funding for Ukraine
    Dec08

    Former U.S. ambassadors, generals, members of Congress demand more funding for Ukraine

    On November 18, a diverse group of military and foreign policy leaders released a letter urging Congress to enhance and expand U.S. economic, military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as part of the final negotiations on fiscal year 2016 appropriations. The signatories include former ambassadors, military leaders and officials in Democratic...

    Hundreds gather at St. Patrick’s to pray for Holodomor victims
    Nov27

    Hundreds gather at St. Patrick’s to pray for Holodomor victims

    NEW YORK – Hundreds of Ukrainians, friends and supporters gathered on Saturday, November 21, at Manhattan’s iconic St. Patrick Cathedral for an ecumenical requiem service and commemorative program dedicated to the memory of Ukraine’s Holodomor, Stalin’s genocide of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-1933. As co-organized by the...

    Tatar activists disrupt electricity to Crimea
    Nov27

    Tatar activists disrupt electricity to Crimea

    KYIV – Crimean Tatars last weekend launched their biggest countermeasure since the beginning of the Russian occupation of their homeland by ruining four electricity lines, situated in the neighboring Kherson Oblast, that account for 70 percent of the peninsula’s electricity. Authorities declared a state of emergency on the morning of...

    Klitschko in again as mayor of Kyiv, but it’s no knockout
    Nov27

    Klitschko in again as mayor of Kyiv, but it’s no knockout

    KYIV – In a one-sided affair days ahead of their runoff vote, challenger Boryslav Bereza was reduced to debating a life-sized cardboard cutout of Kyiv’s incumbent mayor on television. Opponent Vitali Klitschko, the former world boxing champion who had stormed into office 16 months earlier on calls for anti-corruption and other reforms, had...

    NEWS ANALYSIS: Ukraine’s Naftohaz to sue Russia over Crimean assets
    Nov27

    NEWS ANALYSIS: Ukraine’s Naftohaz to sue Russia over Crimean assets

    The Ukrainian national oil and gas company, Naftohaz Ukrainy, plans to sue Russia over the assets lost in Crimea following the peninsula’s annexation by Russia last year, Naftohaz CEO Andry Kobolev said on November 4 (Interfax, November 4). The seizure by Russia of Chornomor-naftohaz, Naftohaz’s subsidiary for oil and gas deposits in...

    Kyiv-Mohyla Academy  celebrates 400th anniversary
    Nov27

    Kyiv-Mohyla Academy celebrates 400th anniversary

    KYIV – The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy celebrated its 400th anniversary in Kyiv with exhibits, concerts and conferences throughout the year, a fund-raising event on October 1 and a spectacular outdoor event on October 15. A benefit reception and banquet under the theme “Freedom, Leadership and Innovation” was held on October 1 at...

    Religious leaders of Ukraine appeal to President Obama
    Nov20

    Religious leaders of Ukraine appeal to President Obama

    WASHINGTON – Representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations met with Obama administration officials on November 9, delivering a letter to the president calling for the U.S. government to play a greater role in delivering aid to the millions in Ukraine in dire need of humanitarian assistance as the...

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