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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    OSCE training in Ukraine focuses  on detecting forged travel documents
    Sep25

    OSCE training in Ukraine focuses on detecting forged travel documents

    CHERKASY, Ukraine – An advanced training course for Ukrainian border control officers aimed at increasing their practical abilities to detect forged travel documents began here on September 7. Two back-to-back one-week intensive training courses, organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), are designed to update...

    Sep25

    Today, on the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of Ukrainian journalist Heorhii Gongadze, we pause to remember Mr. Gongadze and other Ukrainian journalists who have been killed, attacked or suffered intimidation, including of late in eastern Ukraine. Mr. Gongadze was an intrepid investigative journalist who dedicated his professional life to...

    Toronto International Film Festival screens new Maidan film
    Sep25

    Toronto International Film Festival screens new Maidan film

    TORONTO – The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from September 10 to 20 and features 289 films from 79 countries, again includes a film about the Maidan – “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” by Evgeny Afineevsky. Born in Kazan, Russia, in 1972, Afineevsky had a full film making career in […] …read...

    UCC participates in Yalta European Strategy meeting
    Sep25

    UCC participates in Yalta European Strategy meeting

    KYIV – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) participated in the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, held in Kyiv on September 10-12. YES is the “go to” conference for the current state of affairs of Ukraine and brings together many of the top political, defense and finance leaders from around the world. Before the […] …read...

    Ukraine will be in EU within a decade, likely in NATO too, Lithuanian expert says
    Sep25

    Ukraine will be in EU within a decade, likely in NATO too, Lithuanian expert says

    Vladimir Putin’s effort to block Ukraine’s integration with Europe by trying to spark a civil war in the former Soviet republic has failed, Leonidis Donskis says; and consequently, Kyiv, despite its current difficulties, can look forward to becoming a full member of the European Union sometime within the next 10 years. Moreover, the...

    The chilling side to Russia’s claims about Yatsenyuk as a Chechnya fighter
    Sep25

    The chilling side to Russia’s claims about Yatsenyuk as a Chechnya fighter

    Russian Investigative Committee claims that Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk once fought against Russia in Chechnya aroused hilarity and some excellent flights of Photoshop fantasy following publication of an interview with the head of the committee, Alexander Bastrykin. It was left to the Russian propaganda channel Life News to mention...

    Action plan to end war in Ukraine charted at Berlin meeting
    Sep18

    Action plan to end war in Ukraine charted at Berlin meeting

    An overall consensus, in broad outline, seems to have taken shape among the main European players, pre-eminently Moscow and Berlin, to accelerate a solution to the conflict in Ukraine by the end of this year, on Russia’s terms. German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a meeting in Berlin on August 24, in an unprecedented “Normandy minus […]...

    Corruption alleged  at top government rungs
    Sep18

    Corruption alleged at top government rungs

    KYIV – When it comes to reforms, Ukrainians are more concerned about corruption than any other issue, according to a poll conducted in late July by Kyiv’s Razumkov Center and the Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Fund. When asked to choose five spheres of reform as most important, about 65 percent of the 2,011 respondents cited...

    Saakashvili, Yatsenyuk spar over Ukrainian reforms
    Sep18

    Saakashvili, Yatsenyuk spar over Ukrainian reforms

    A war of words has erupted between Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now governor of Ukraine’s Odesa Oblast, over the pace and depth of reforms being implemented by the government in Kyiv. Mr. Saakashvili lashed into Mr. Yatsenyuk’s reform agenda during a September 3...

    Ukraine’s pro-government parties join forces ahead of local elections
    Sep18

    Ukraine’s pro-government parties join forces ahead of local elections

    The parties of President Petro Poroshenko, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk have joined forces ahead of the local elections scheduled for October 25. This is in order to defeat the Opposition Bloc, which is associated with the government overthrown in February 2014; oligarchic groups such as the Ukrainian Alliance...

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