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    Pope Francis: Ukraine  will always be in my heart
    Oct23

    Pope Francis: Ukraine will always be in my heart

    VATICAN CITY – During an official visit to the Vatican to participate in the pontifical synod on the family, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with Pope Francis and once again informed him about the dire situation in Ukraine. The pontiff and the primate of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC) met on October 14. Patriarch Sviatoslav told Pope […]...

    Ukraine marks first Day of the Defender
    Oct23

    Ukraine marks first Day of the Defender

    KYIV – October 14 was marked for the first time this year as the Day of the Defender of Ukraine – to honor the courage and heroism of the defenders of Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. The date coincides with the religious feast day of St. Mary the Protectress (Pokrova). On the occasion of […] …read more...

    A textbook publisher’s “revisions”
    Oct23

    A textbook publisher’s “revisions”

    A newly revised and updated edition of a geography textbook for students age 11-14 published by Oxford University Press was much too hasty in updating international borders. Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in March 2014, is identified in the “new and improved” textbook as being part of Russia. Amazingly,...

    October 26, 2009
    Oct23

    October 26, 2009

    Six years ago, on October 26, 2009, Ukraine’s Internal Affairs Minister Yurii Lutsenko announced the arrest of three members of a radical Islam group. The group was accused of planning to kill Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev. Mr. Dzhemilev, who has been critical of radical Islam, told RFE/RL that he believed that the Russian Federal...

    Ukraine at ‘final stage of saying good-bye  to Soviet past,’ says Kyiv expert
    Oct23

    Ukraine at ‘final stage of saying good-bye to Soviet past,’ says Kyiv expert

    Over the past six months, polls show that Ukrainian attitudes toward Russians have improved slightly but this does not mean that more of them want to be integrated into any entity dominated by Russia. Instead, it represents a sobering up from the earlier euphoria about Europe and a desire to become a normal independent country. […] …read...

    IN THE PRESS: Vladimir Putin’s dream, corruption in Ukraine, prospects for peace
    Oct23

    IN THE PRESS: Vladimir Putin’s dream, corruption in Ukraine, prospects for peace

    How Putin’s Ukrainian Dream Turned Into a Nightmare,” by Adrian Karatnycky and Alexander J. Motyl, Foreign Policy, October 20 (http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/20/how-putins-ukrainian-dream-turned-into-a-nightmare/): …The Kremlin’s war in Ukraine is turning into a quagmire. Militarily, it is a stalemate – which, given the vast...

    People’s patience is running out
    Oct23

    People’s patience is running out

    Dear Editor: Regarding “U.S. officials criticize Ukraine’s prosecutors for failure of reforms” by Zenon Zawada (October 17): this excellent article makes it clear that the Procurator General’s Office (PGO) must be cleansed, or else Ukraine’s efforts to capitalize on the victory of its Maidan and Donbas heroes and move forward is...

    At Ukrainian camp, orphans learn painful past doesn’t mean grim future
    Oct23

    At Ukrainian camp, orphans learn painful past doesn’t mean grim future

    Sitting on the porch of a log cabin in the picturesque foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, her back to the sun in an attempt to avoid the relentless heat, 33-year-old Darya Trushkina calmly recounts one of the many episodes of abuse she suffered in Ukraine’s orphanage system. She clearly remembers the pain, both physical and […]...

    Dutch report: MH17 downed by Russian-built Buk missile
    Oct16

    Dutch report: MH17 downed by Russian-built Buk missile

    Dutch investigators say that a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane that crashed in a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 was brought down by a Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile. The report presented by the Dutch Safety Board on October 13 does not specify the exact location from which the missile that downed MH17 was […] …read...

    U.S. officials criticize Ukraine’s prosecutors for failure of reforms
    Oct16

    U.S. officials criticize Ukraine’s prosecutors for failure of reforms

    KYIV – High-ranking U.S. officials have targeted the Procurator General’s Office of Ukraine for criticism in recent weeks for actively obstructing government reform efforts. Most recently, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland called for an overhaul of the body, more than a year after Petro...

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