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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

      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...

      Neighbors balk at new education law  that reinforces Ukraine’s state language
      Oct09

      Neighbors balk at new education law that reinforces Ukraine’s state language

      KYIV – Ukraine’s new law on education, which the Presidential Administration says is more inclusive towards minorities and will improve their integration into society, has received backlash from at least three countries in the region. Russia, Hungary and Romania, all of which have sizable or concentrated minority enclaves in the country,...

      Conference looks at Ukrainian World Congress 50 years after its founding in New York City
      Oct09

      Conference looks at Ukrainian World Congress 50 years after its founding in New York City

      NEW YORK – In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding here in 1967, the Ukrainian World Congress convened a conference, “UWC at 50 and Beyond: The North American Vector,” at the Princeton Club of New York on September 16. The event brought together leaders of the UWC, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America […] …read more...

      Canada can ‘donate’ arms to Ukraine before it’s allowed to buy them, says MP
      Oct09

      Canada can ‘donate’ arms to Ukraine before it’s allowed to buy them, says MP

      OTTAWA – Canada could push Russia to support Ukraine’s proposal for a United Nations peacekeeping mission along the Ukrainian-Russian border but should start sending arms to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian-backed rebels in the Donbas region, says James Bezan, the Official Opposition Conservative shadow minister of national...

      Ukraine successfully places Eurobonds, but may lose the support of IMF
      Oct09

      Ukraine successfully places Eurobonds, but may lose the support of IMF

      Ukraine has placed 15-year Eurobonds in the amount of $3 billion, President Petro Poroshenko announced on September 18. Mr. Poroshenko, who was on a visit to New York at the time for the United Nations General Assembly, noted that Ukraine had never borrowed so much for so long before. Investors’ newfound confidence in Ukraine stemmed […]...

      Ukraine strengthens and tightens its borders
      Oct09

      Ukraine strengthens and tightens its borders

      President Petro Poroshenko recently announced that the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) would issue instructions to tighten and strengthen Ukrainian borders, a major feature of which would be the stringent requirement that Russian citizens possess biometric passports when entering Ukraine (President.gov.ua, September 1). This NSDC...

      Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada  to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine
      Sep29

      Ukrainian Canadian community wants Canada to lead U.N. peacekeeping mission in Ukraine

      OTTAWA – The national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has called on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take the lead in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine. Following a September 22 meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Toronto, Prime Minister Trudeau told reporters at a joint news...

      U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation
      Sep29

      U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Ukraine and perspectives for military cooperation

      The August visit of the U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Ukraine was the first such trip by a Pentagon head in the last 10 years. Before arriving in Kyiv, Mr. Mattis told reporters he planned to commemorate Ukraine’s Independence Day, underscore Washington’s commitment to the bilateral strategic partnership, as well as...

      U.N. report on Crimea details  grave human rights violations
      Sep29

      U.N. report on Crimea details grave human rights violations

      GENEVA – The human rights situation in Crimea has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, says a United Nations report that details how residents there were affected when Ukrainian laws were substituted by those of Russia and Russian citizenship was imposed on tens of thousands of the peninsula’s residents. “Grave human rights...

      Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine
      Sep29

      Daughter of Oscar winner Jack Palance talks about heritage during first visit to Ukraine

      LVIV – As Holly Palance neared her ancestral village of Ivane-Zolote in Ternopil Oblast on September 15, she couldn’t help noticing how much the lush green, hilly countryside resembled the rural coal-mining area of Pennsylvania where her father grew up and once worked, and where she would visit her grandparents on trips from Los Angeles....