: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

      Ukraine’s health care system  to get comprehensive overhaul
      Oct27

      Ukraine’s health care system to get comprehensive overhaul

      KYIV – Ukraine adopted a crucial legislative health care package on October 19 that is designed to improve the health of its people and remove Europe’s largest country from the list of nations that have the world’s highest death rates. It is the first comprehensive change to the country’s Soviet-era health care system since...

      Crimean Tatar leaders are freed
      Oct27

      Crimean Tatar leaders are freed

      Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, who were sentenced to prison by Russian courts on the occupied peninsula in September, were released from custody on October 25 and arrived in Turkey, Ukrainian officials, legislators and lawyers said. Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzheppar told RFE/RL about...

      INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexander Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival
      Oct27

      INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexander Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival

      CONCLUSION (Go to Part I) KYIV – Rutgers University-Newark political science professor Alexander Motyl is known for swimming against the tide when it comes to speaking about post-Maidan Ukraine. All is not lost and not everything is “doom and gloom,” his writings and observations often say. On October 13, the professor, novelist and poet spoke...

      Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford marks 80th anniversary
      Oct20

      Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford marks 80th anniversary

      STAMFORD – More than 100 people from the tri-state area and beyond celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford, (Conn.), the oldest cultural institution of its kind in the United States. At a cocktail hour and festive banquet at the Stamford Sheraton Hotel on October 7, members, friends and donors […]...

      Protesters in Kyiv see a victory in bill on ending lawmakers’ immunity
      Oct20

      Protesters in Kyiv see a victory in bill on ending lawmakers’ immunity

      KYIV – Protesters calling for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to enact anti-corruption reforms or step down notched a small victory on October 19 as the Verkhovna Rada sent a bill on lifting lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution to the Constitutional Court for review. Hundreds of demonstrators aligned with opposition parties cheered the...

      INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexandr Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival
      Oct20

      INTERVIEW: Prof. Alexandr Motyl on Ukraine’s struggle with survival

      KYIV – Rutgers University-Newark political science professor Alexander Motyl is known for swimming against the tide when it comes to speaking about post-Maidan Ukraine. All is not lost and not everything is “doom and gloom,” his writings and observations often say. Unlike many of his Ukrainian and Western contemporaries, Prof. Motyl insists that...

      Russia raising taxes to fund projects in Crimea, Kaliningrad and Far East
      Oct20

      Russia raising taxes to fund projects in Crimea, Kaliningrad and Far East

      The Russian government recently announced a hike in excise duties on gasoline. The overall retail price will increase by more than a ruble per liter (6.5 cents per gallon), or by around 2.5 percent of its current market price, by the end of the next year (Ekho Moskvy, September 18). Legally speaking, the current Tax […] …read more Source:...

      Solar energy development in Ukraine: a matter of state security
      Oct20

      Solar energy development in Ukraine: a matter of state security

      Foreign investments in renewable energy projects benefit Ukraine in the shift to clean energy, but they also have wider geo-economic and national security importance for this struggling European democracy. Ukraine is currently pursuing a number of renewable energy ventures funded by foreign investments. The latest is a 10 million euro ($12...

      Ukrainian Canadians extend support to Ukraine’s wounded-warrior athletes at Invictus Games
      Oct13

      Ukrainian Canadians extend support to Ukraine’s wounded-warrior athletes at Invictus Games

      OTTAWA – Team Ukraine took home 14 medals from its inaugural participation in the Invictus Games in Toronto. But the athletes, who competed in athletics, power lifting, swimming, archery, cycling and indoor rowing, reached the top of the podium in terms of the support and admiration they received from within and outside the Ukrainian Canadian...

      Is Europe’s aviation watchdog about to effectively isolate half of Ukraine?
      Oct13

      Is Europe’s aviation watchdog about to effectively isolate half of Ukraine?

      On September 20, the Kharkiv City Council sent an appeal, addressed to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, regarding concerns over recent actions by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Specifically, the appeal cites a draft bulletin allegedly sent by the EASA to the Ukrainian State Aviation Service (SAS), proposing restrictions...