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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

      OSCE: civilians in eastern Ukraine at risk due to damage to water infrastructure
      Oct02

      OSCE: civilians in eastern Ukraine at risk due to damage to water infrastructure

      KYIV – The conduct of hostilities and violations of the Minsk ceasefire agreements has resulted in repeated damage to the water pipe system in eastern Ukraine, putting tens of thousands of civilians living on both sides of the contact line without access to piped water. The current shortages in water in the conflict-affected areas of […]...

      FOR THE RECORD: U.S. condemns expulsion of U.N. agencies and NGOs from Luhansk
      Oct02

      FOR THE RECORD: U.S. condemns expulsion of U.N. agencies and NGOs from Luhansk

      The following press statement was delivered on September 25 by U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby. We condemn the recent decision by Russia-backed separatist leaders in Luhansk, Ukraine, to expel U.N. agencies and all international non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance in the area. This will endanger many...

      House passes resolution calling  for release of Nadiya Savchenko
      Oct02

      House passes resolution calling for release of Nadiya Savchenko

      PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 50 “Calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by Russian forces in eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally in a Russian prison since July 2014” on September 22. The resolution, with 36 bipartisan co-sponsors, was introduced by […]...

      For the record: Text of H. Res. 50
      Oct02

      For the record: Text of H. Res. 50

      RESOLUTION Calling for the release of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was captured by Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine and has been held illegally in a Russian prison since July 2014. Whereas Nadiya Savchenko is the first-ever female fighter pilot in Ukraine’s Armed Forces and is an Iraqi war veteran; Whereas in the ongoing...

      Ukraine’s president names new ambassador to Canada
      Oct02

      Ukraine’s president names new ambassador to Canada

      PARSIPPANY, N.J. – President Petro Poroshenko on September 24 announced the appointment of Andriy Shevchenko as ambassador of Ukraine to Canada. Mr. Shevchenko is known in Ukraine as a TV journalist, politician and civic activist. In Canada, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomed Mr. Shevchenko’s appointment. “We congratulate...

      At the United Nations
      Oct02

      At the United Nations

      There was a bit of drama this past week at the United Nations. Much of it revolved around the first appearance at that world body in a decade by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The main topics of interest were Syria and Ukraine, and it was quite apparent that Mr. Putin was using the Syrian crisis […] …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

      Poroshenko’s address to the U.N. General Assembly
      Oct02

      Poroshenko’s address to the U.N. General Assembly

      Following is an abridged text of the address by President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine at the United Nations General Assembly on September 29. …At the moment of the organization’s anniversary I’m proud to speak on behalf of one of the U.N. founding members. The state, which back in 1945 took an active part in the […] …read more...

      Obama at U.N. General Assembly
      Oct02

      Obama at U.N. General Assembly

      Below is an excerpt of President Barack Obama’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly on September 28 that pertains to Ukraine. …That same fidelity to international order guides our responses to other challenges around the world. Consider Russia’s annexation of Crimea and further aggression in eastern Ukraine. America has few economic...

      Putin at U.N. General Assembly
      Oct02

      Putin at U.N. General Assembly

      Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the U.N. General Assembly on September 28. Following are excerpts of his remarks that relate to the war in Ukraine. …ensuring peace and regional and global stability remains the key objective of the international community with the U.N. at its helm. We believe this means creating a space of equal […]...

      Jewett, N.Y. – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015
      Oct02

      Jewett, N.Y. – Ukrainian Independence Day 2015

      JEWETT, N.Y. – On Sunday, August 23, the Ukrainian community of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church of Hunter’s mountaintop came in record numbers to celebrate Ukraine’s 24th anniversary of independence. The celebration was organized and led by emcee and keynote speaker Ivan Makar. After Chrystyna Sheldon led the...