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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Ukraine is not a bargaining chip for Putin’s support against ISIS
    Dec11

    Ukraine is not a bargaining chip for Putin’s support against ISIS

    Two months ago, while travelling along the frontlines of eastern Ukraine, I predicted that the Minsk II ceasefire agreements would not be respected by the Kremlin and its puppet Peoples’ Republics. It was clear to me – in spite of a tentative ceasefire put in place on October 2 – that the situation in the […] …read more Source: The...

    U.S. vice-president addresses Verkhovna Rada
    Dec11

    U.S. vice-president addresses Verkhovna Rada

    Biden says cost to Moscow will rise if aggression persists KYIV – U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden told Ukraine’s Parliament that Western pressure on Russia will increase if Moscow continues its “aggression” against Kyiv. “If Russian aggression persists, the cost imposed on Moscow will continue to rise,” Mr. Biden said on December 8 in a rare...

    Svyatoslav Vakarchuk speaks on civil society in Ukraine at Fordham University
    Dec11

    Svyatoslav Vakarchuk speaks on civil society in Ukraine at Fordham University

    NEW YORK – Svyatoslav (Slava) Vakarchuk delivered a guest lecture, titled “Ordinary Citizens in Extraordinary Times: Civil Society in Ukraine,” at Fordham University on November 20. This event was sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the deans of arts and science in an attempt to advance the understanding of world politics among...

    Biden’s message to Kyiv
    Dec11

    Biden’s message to Kyiv

    The Obama administration sent Vice-President Joe Biden on yet another trip to Ukraine (his fifth as vice-president and his fourth since the Euro-Maidan) to reassure Kyiv that the U.S. stands with the people of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. The trip was meant “to provide a strong signal of our support for Ukraine […] …read more...

    December 17, 2013
    Dec11

    December 17, 2013

    Two years ago, on December 17, 2013, President Viktor Yanukovych signed a series of agreements with the Russian Federation and the Russian state gas monopoly Gazprom, with many of the terms of the agreements withheld from the public. Many speculated that the deal was meant to shut the door on Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the […]...

    Belavezha accords: not just about the past
    Dec11

    Belavezha accords: not just about the past

    Twenty-four years ago, on December 8, 1991, at the Belarusian resort of Belavezhskaya Pushcha, the presidents of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine signed a document, known as the Belavezha accords, annulling the 1922 union treaty and thus marking the end of the USSR – an event that continues to be a source of debate in both […] …read more Source:...

    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...

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