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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

      Moscow cannot afford a South Ossetian strategy in Ukraine’s Donbas
      Aug26

      Moscow cannot afford a South Ossetian strategy in Ukraine’s Donbas

      Vladimir Putin has slammed the brakes on a much-ballyhooed Duma proposal to offer Ukrainians in the occupied Donbas region Russian citizenship on a simplified basis (Kommersant, July 18). Almost certainly, the initiative was abandoned because, if these individuals were to obtain that status – as the residents of the breakaway “republic” of South...

      Russian citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s population decline
      Aug26

      Russian citizenship for Ukrainians: Addressing Russia’s population decline

      The State Duma of the Russian Federation passed an amendment to its citizenship laws on July 12, easing the procedure for Ukrainians to acquire Russian citizenship. According to the new amendment, those wishing to acquire Russian citizenship would no longer need to provide Russian authorities with paper certification from Kyiv that they were...

      Kyiv awaits Trump’s decision to arm Ukraine as it celebrates 26 years of independence
      Aug26

      Kyiv awaits Trump’s decision to arm Ukraine as it celebrates 26 years of independence

      KYIV – Since late July, Pentagon and State Department officials have said plans to arm Ukraine are ready and awaiting White House approval. Ukrainians hold high hopes for U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision, which they say will not only change the situation on the ground, but also send a strong signal to Moscow and give […] …read...

      Ukraine rejects claims  it supplied technology to North Korea
      Aug26

      Ukraine rejects claims it supplied technology to North Korea

      KYIV – Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has rejected reports that Kyiv supplied missile technology to North Korea, saying that such claims amounted to Russian disinformation. The council on August 22 published the results of its investigation into the alleged sale of missile technology, including the RD-250 rocket...

      Victoria Cross recipient remembered in Ukraine
      Aug26

      Victoria Cross recipient remembered in Ukraine

      OTTAWA – Cpl. Filip Konowal, a Ukrainian Canadian whose valor at the Battle of Hill 70 near Lens, France, in August 1917 earned him the highest medal of the British Empire, the Victoria Cross, is being remembered in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine, thanks to the efforts of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association […] …read more...

      Criticism shifts to Ukraine’s authorities, while Russia’s war in the east continues
      Aug19

      Criticism shifts to Ukraine’s authorities, while Russia’s war in the east continues

      With the war so far away for most, the Ukrainian population’s attention has turned away from Russia and the war to the failures of Ukraine’s authorities and the country’s economic woes. KHARKIV, Ukraine – The Kharkiv Military Hospital has settled into the routine of this simmering war. Around five to 10 patients arrive each...

      Ukraine denies supplying North Korea  with missile technology Alleges Russia to blame
      Aug19

      Ukraine denies supplying North Korea with missile technology Alleges Russia to blame

      KYIV – An anxious Kyiv has denied a story in The New York Times quoting an expert as saying North Korea may have obtained rocket engines from a Ukrainian state-run factory known as Yuzhmash, and instead alleges Russia is to blame. Citing a report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and classified assessments […]...

      Ukraine denies supplying North Korea  with missile technology Alleges Russia to blame
      Aug19

      Ukraine denies supplying North Korea with missile technology Alleges Russia to blame

      KYIV – An anxious Kyiv has denied a story in The New York Times quoting an expert as saying North Korea may have obtained rocket engines from a Ukrainian state-run factory known as Yuzhmash, and instead alleges Russia is to blame. Citing a report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and classified assessments […]...

      Bishop Benedict Aleksiychuk, formerly of Lviv, enthroned as fifth eparch of St. Nicholas in Chicago
      Aug19

      Bishop Benedict Aleksiychuk, formerly of Lviv, enthroned as fifth eparch of St. Nicholas in Chicago

      CHICAGO – Bishop Benedict Aleksiychuk was enthroned as the fifth eparch of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy in Chicago, which includes most of the central and western United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. The services took place on June 29 at St. Nicholas Cathedral, which was filled to overflowing by the faithful, hierarchs, clergy...

      Russia loses control of Ukraine
      Aug19

      Russia loses control of Ukraine

      “Putin Still in Denial over the Loss of Ukraine,” by Peter Dickinson, Atlantic Council, August 8 (http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/russia-still-in-denial-over-the-loss-of-ukraine#.WYxiiuGMUHs.facebook): … The Kremlin clings to the idea that a silent majority of pro-Russian Ukrainians lies ready and waiting, poised to take over...