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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

      Russia’s Donbas bait and switch
      Jan31

      Russia’s Donbas bait and switch

      The Russian Foreign Ministry yesterday [January 18] accused Ukraine of preparing for a new war in the Donbas. It’s a pretty strange accusation because, well, there’s been an old war going on in the Donbas for nearly four years now. It’s killed more than 10,000 people. And the only reason it is going on is […] …read more...

      Russia’s Donbas bait and switch
      Jan31

      Russia’s Donbas bait and switch

      The Russian Foreign Ministry yesterday [January 18] accused Ukraine of preparing for a new war in the Donbas. It’s a pretty strange accusation because, well, there’s been an old war going on in the Donbas for nearly four years now. It’s killed more than 10,000 people. And the only reason it is going on is […] …read more...

      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...

      Russian willingness to end Donbas conflict  ‘not evident,’ says Volker
      Jan31

      Russian willingness to end Donbas conflict ‘not evident,’ says Volker

      BRUSSELS – The U.S. special envoy for Ukraine says the Minsk accords – the Western-backed blueprint for ending the war between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists – have not been implemented because Moscow has not shown “willingness to implement them.” Speaking in Brussels ahead of a trip to Ukraine and a meeting with his Kremlin counterpart in...

      Putin’s ‘hybrid peace’ more threatening  to Ukraine than ‘hybrid war,’ says Portnikov
      Jan31

      Putin’s ‘hybrid peace’ more threatening to Ukraine than ‘hybrid war,’ says Portnikov

      Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric about Ukraine has changed in order to curry favor with Russians in advance of the presidential poll, but his approach on the ground has not changed, laying a potential trap for Ukrainians and meaning that his “hybrid peace” is even more dangerous than his “hybrid war,” Vitaly Portnikov says. There is the […]...

      Growing submarine threat in the Black Sea
      Jan31

      Growing submarine threat in the Black Sea

      In the four years that have passed since Russia annexed Crimea, the number of Russian submarines active in the Black Sea has grown from one to seven. These submarines pose a grave threat to the security of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) eastern flank. And together with the Kremlin’s military build-up on the occupied...

      Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts
      Jan05

      Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts

      KYIV – Ukraine can expect to see its economy grow only modestly over the previous year by 2.9 percent, or to $113 billion, if declared, albeit muted, reforms continue, say three Kyiv-based policy centers and an economist in Washington. Despite Russia’s unprovoked war that Kyiv has managed to contain, the country’s biggest internal...

      Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv
      Jan05

      Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv

      KYIV – Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister has called the killing of an activist attorney in Kyiv “a challenge to the state” as the authorities, facing public outrage, opened a murder investigation into the death of Iryna Nozdrovska. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

      Anne Applebaum receives honorary doctorate at NaUKMA
      Jan05

      Anne Applebaum receives honorary doctorate at NaUKMA

      KYIV – Anne Applebaum, journalist, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, received an honorary doctorate at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (known by the acronym NaUKMA) during a ceremony on December 16, 2017, in a packed university auditorium filled by over 750 students. Many of the students asked excellent questions after...

      Crimean peninsula as playground for Russian-Ukrainian spy war
      Jan05

      Crimean peninsula as playground for Russian-Ukrainian spy war

      A Russian court in occupied Sevastopol back on November 16, 2017, sentenced Ukrainian former military expert Dmitry Shtyblykov to five years imprisonment in a strict penal colony (Regnum, November 16). Mr. Shtyblykov worked at the think tank Nomos, which, prior to the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, operated in Sevastopol. A year earlier,...