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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

    Toronto – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015
    Oct02

    Toronto – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015

    TORONTO – Citing the record turnout of 12,000 in attendance, Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Toronto Branch President Taras Bahriy said, “We are delighted with the many successes of the 24th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence Day celebrations” held in Toronto at Centennial Park on Saturday, August 22. Speaking from the UCC Toronto...

    New booklet provides update on excavations in Baturyn
    Oct02

    New booklet provides update on excavations in Baturyn

    EDMONTON, Alberta – In 2014, the Canada-Ukraine archaeological expedition in Baturyn, Ukraine, continued, excavating the remnants of Hetman Ivan Mazepa’s main residence. Prior to 1700, he constructed a richly embellished brick Baroque palace that was burned by Russian troops during their destruction of the town in 1708. Many fragments of...

    Orysia Tracz speaks about varenyky at Ivan Honchar Museum In Kyiv
    Oct02

    Orysia Tracz speaks about varenyky at Ivan Honchar Museum In Kyiv

    KYIV – Orysia Paszczak Tracz, writer, translator and The Ukrainian Weekly columnist, presented an illustrated lecture at the Ivan Honchar Museum in Kyiv on July 28. “Perogies on the Prairies: From Ukrainian village to Canadian mainstream” discussed how the Ukrainian varenyk, brought by the original Ukrainian pioneers to western Canada about 125...

    U.S. envoy says: Having Putin as your only friend is not a good idea
    Sep25

    U.S. envoy says: Having Putin as your only friend is not a good idea

    PRAGUE – The U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says there is a very important lesson for former Soviet republics to have learned from the devastating conflict in eastern Ukraine: Don’t be too reliant on Russia. “Having [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin as your only friend is a terrible...

    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...

    Poroshenko, Putin to address United Nations this weekend
    Sep25

    Poroshenko, Putin to address United Nations this weekend

    KYIV – It’s no coincidence that the warring in Donbas has calmed this month, with relatively few casualties and injuries, Kyiv experts said. The Russian government was satisfied with the decision of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, to approve on August 31 the first reading of constitutional amendments establishing a specific...

    Ukraine seeks to blunt Russia’s U.N. veto power
    Sep25

    Ukraine seeks to blunt Russia’s U.N. veto power

    Ukraine has stepped up its effort to restrict Russia’s use of its veto in the U.N. Security Council, which Kyiv says has enabled the Kremlin to block international action to punish Moscow for “aggression.” In a resolution unanimously adopted on September 16, the Ukrainian Parliament called for urgent reform of the Security Council, in which...

    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...

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