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Section: The Ukrainian Weekly (USA)

      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 […]...

      Orysia Tracz speaks about varenyky at Ivan Honchar Museum In Kyiv
      Oct02

      Orysia Tracz speaks about varenyky at Ivan Honchar Museum In Kyiv

      KYIV – Orysia Paszczak Tracz, writer, translator and The Ukrainian Weekly columnist, presented an illustrated lecture at the Ivan Honchar Museum in Kyiv on July 28. “Perogies on the Prairies: From Ukrainian village to Canadian mainstream” discussed how the Ukrainian varenyk, brought by the original Ukrainian pioneers to western Canada about 125...

      Poroshenko, Putin to address United Nations this weekend
      Sep25

      Poroshenko, Putin to address United Nations this weekend

      KYIV – It’s no coincidence that the warring in Donbas has calmed this month, with relatively few casualties and injuries, Kyiv experts said. The Russian government was satisfied with the decision of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, to approve on August 31 the first reading of constitutional amendments establishing a specific...

      Ukraine seeks to blunt Russia’s U.N. veto power
      Sep25

      Ukraine seeks to blunt Russia’s U.N. veto power

      Ukraine has stepped up its effort to restrict Russia’s use of its veto in the U.N. Security Council, which Kyiv says has enabled the Kremlin to block international action to punish Moscow for “aggression.” In a resolution unanimously adopted on September 16, the Ukrainian Parliament called for urgent reform of the Security Council, in which...

      U.S. envoy says: Having Putin as your only friend is not a good idea
      Sep25

      U.S. envoy says: Having Putin as your only friend is not a good idea

      PRAGUE – The U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says there is a very important lesson for former Soviet republics to have learned from the devastating conflict in eastern Ukraine: Don’t be too reliant on Russia. “Having [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin as your only friend is a terrible...

      OSCE training in Ukraine focuses  on detecting forged travel documents
      Sep25

      OSCE training in Ukraine focuses on detecting forged travel documents

      CHERKASY, Ukraine – An advanced training course for Ukrainian border control officers aimed at increasing their practical abilities to detect forged travel documents began here on September 7. Two back-to-back one-week intensive training courses, organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), are designed to update...

      Sep25

      Today, on the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of Ukrainian journalist Heorhii Gongadze, we pause to remember Mr. Gongadze and other Ukrainian journalists who have been killed, attacked or suffered intimidation, including of late in eastern Ukraine. Mr. Gongadze was an intrepid investigative journalist who dedicated his professional life to...

      Toronto International Film Festival screens new Maidan film
      Sep25

      Toronto International Film Festival screens new Maidan film

      TORONTO – The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from September 10 to 20 and features 289 films from 79 countries, again includes a film about the Maidan – “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” by Evgeny Afineevsky. Born in Kazan, Russia, in 1972, Afineevsky had a full film making career in […] …read...

      UCC participates in Yalta European Strategy meeting
      Sep25

      UCC participates in Yalta European Strategy meeting

      KYIV – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) participated in the 12th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, held in Kyiv on September 10-12. YES is the “go to” conference for the current state of affairs of Ukraine and brings together many of the top political, defense and finance leaders from around the world. Before the […] …read...