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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

      Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns
      Mar07

      Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns

      KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament passed a controversial bill that pro-presidential lawmakers say aligns legislation closer to reality on the ground in war-torn Donbas. Exactly 280 deputies – 56 more than needed – voted on January 18 for President Petro Poroshenko’s measures to name Russia as an aggressor state and designate areas Kyiv...

      Crimean court jails activist in retrial
      Mar07

      Crimean court jails activist in retrial

      A court in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region has sentenced pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to three years and seven months in a high-profile retrial on a weapons- and explosives-possession charge. The Rozdolne District Court on January 16 also ordered Mr. Balukh to pay a 10,000-ruble ($175 U.S.) fine. …read more Source: The...

      Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east
      Mar07

      Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east

      EDMONTON, Alberta – The Edmonton branch of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Canada on December 13, 2017, sponsored a presentation by Marianna Novosolova on the topic “In Search of Their New Selves: Reflective Essays by Victims of the War in Eastern Ukraine.” This open lecture was arranged in conjunction with the University of Alberta’s...

      Government and Ukroboronprom deadlocked over debt, production problems at shipyard
      Mar07

      Government and Ukroboronprom deadlocked over debt, production problems at shipyard

      Where there is bureaucracy and waste, inevitably there has been the opportunity for ongoing corruption. And such a situation is only aggravated by misplaced state secrecy. In Ukraine, there perhaps has been no greater symbol of ongoing poor decision making, planning, bureaucracy and waste than the Ukrainian naval vessel Ukrayina. The Ukrayina, a...

      Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017
      Mar07

      Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017

      Ukraine missed some chances to improve the domestic situation last year, with the fight against corruption not as efficient as Western creditors expected and the economy growing at only a sluggish pace. Among the country’s achievements in 2017 were the long-awaited ratification of the association and free trade agreement plus a visa-free...

      Chicago community marks centennial of Ukraine’s independence proclamation
      Feb10

      Chicago community marks centennial of Ukraine’s independence proclamation

      CHICAGO – Chicago’s Ukrainian community marked the 100th anniversary of the January 22, 1918, historic date when Ukraine’s Central Rada, headed by historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky, declared independence and broke ties with Russia. The Central Rada evolved into the fundamental governing institution of the Ukrainian National Republic and...

      As Kyiv skirts reforms, public faces higher borrowing costs
      Feb10

      As Kyiv skirts reforms, public faces higher borrowing costs

      KYIV – Ukraine must service more than $21 billion of debt over the next two years as it struggles to further unlock a $17.5 billion economic recovery lending program with the International Monetary Fund that has been hampered by compliancy issues. Kyiv has eschewed the principal demand of Western backers and lenders to create an […] …read...

      As Kyiv skirts reforms, public faces higher borrowing costs
      Feb10

      As Kyiv skirts reforms, public faces higher borrowing costs

      KYIV – Ukraine must service more than $21 billion of debt over the next two years as it struggles to further unlock a $17.5 billion economic recovery lending program with the International Monetary Fund that has been hampered by compliancy issues. Kyiv has eschewed the principal demand of Western backers and lenders to create an […] …read...

      Chicago community marks centennial of Ukraine’s independence proclamation
      Feb10

      Chicago community marks centennial of Ukraine’s independence proclamation

      CHICAGO – Chicago’s Ukrainian community marked the 100th anniversary of the January 22, 1918, historic date when Ukraine’s Central Rada, headed by historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky, declared independence and broke ties with Russia. The Central Rada evolved into the fundamental governing institution of the Ukrainian National Republic and...

      Ukraine shows solidarity  across nation on Day of Unity
      Jan31

      Ukraine shows solidarity across nation on Day of Unity

      KYIV – Ukraine’s ages-long pursuit of stable statehood came into focus on January 22, when the country commemorated the Act of Unity proclaimed 99 years ago between Ukrainian lands that were part of the Austro-Hungarian and tsarist Russian empires. Although short-lived, in 1919 the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) based in Kyiv, which...