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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

      Semena handed  suspended sentence  in ‘separatism’ case
      Sep29

      Semena handed suspended sentence in ‘separatism’ case

      A court in Russia-occupied Crimea on September 22 found RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena guilty on a charge of separatism and handed him a two-and-a-half-year suspended sentence in a case criticized by the West as politically motivated. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service said the 66-year-old Mr. Semena was also barred from “public activities” –...

      Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short
      Sep29

      Intelligence reform in Ukraine falls short

      In late July 2017, the Ukrainian non-governmental advisory organization Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) called on President Petro Poroshenko and the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to immediately reform the Security Service of Ukraine (known by its Ukrainian based acronym as SBU). The authors of the RPR letter asserted that the...

      Washington events focus on Ukraine and the importance of U.S. support
      Sep23

      Washington events focus on Ukraine and the importance of U.S. support

      WASHINGTON – U.S. relations with and future support for Ukraine was the focus of two important gatherings in the nation’s capital held in recent days. The first, a massive reception held September 12 in the very spacious hall of the U.S. Institute of Peace, was hosted by the Embassy of Ukraine to mark the 26th anniversary of Ukraine’s...

      Ukrainian Catholic University opens Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center
      Sep23

      Ukrainian Catholic University opens Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center

      LVIV – The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) has opened its doors to visitors. The consecration and ceremonial opening were held on September 10 in Lviv. It was a celebration not only for the university community. Some 180 friends of UCU from the United States and Canada traveled thousands of […]...

      President of Ukraine meets with Ukrainian community leaders
      Sep23

      President of Ukraine meets with Ukrainian community leaders

      NEW YORK – President Petro Poroshenko and his wife, Maryna Poroshenko, met with leaders of the Ukrainian community and representatives of Crimean Tatar organizations in the United States. The presidential couple toured The Ukrainian Museum in New York. The head of state thanked foreign Ukrainians for their support and assistance. “Never in the...

      Modest restart to Ukrainian privatization
      Sep23

      Modest restart to Ukrainian privatization

      After a break prompted by war and economic collapse in 2014-2015, Ukraine restarted its privatization campaign in August 2017. The local privatization body, the State Property Fund (SPF), sold only five out of the state’s eight 25-percent stakes in the regional power-supply and generation companies that were put up for auction (Spfu.gov.ua,...

      President Trump mentions Ukraine in address to U.N. General Assembly
      Sep23

      President Trump mentions Ukraine in address to U.N. General Assembly

      Following is an excerpt from President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 19. The text of his address was released by the White House, Office of the Press Secretary. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

      Poroshenko to make repeat bid for U.N. peacekeepers in Donbas
      Sep15

      Poroshenko to make repeat bid for U.N. peacekeepers in Donbas

      KYIV – Historically, Ukraine has been in the top tier of contributors to United Nations peacekeeping missions in conflict zones worldwide. Now, one of the intergovernmental body’s truce contingents might land in eastern Ukraine, where Russia has waged an unprovoked war since April 2014, a month after it illegally annexed the Ukrainian...

      Saakashvili returns to Ukraine
      Sep15

      Saakashvili returns to Ukraine

      Police serve him with notice on breaching border LVIV – Ukrainian border-control authorities have formally read out a document to Mikheil Saakashvili on what officials said was his illegal entry into Ukraine on September 10. The ex-Georgian president and former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region was served the notice on September 12 in...

      Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv
      Sep15

      Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv

      KYIV – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its 50th anniversary commemoration at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv on August 26. Joining the UWC leadership and representatives of its international network were Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko; Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret of...