Author: The Ukrainian Weekly

The Ukrainian Weekly

By various accounts, a pivotal moment in Russia’s war on Ukraine is unfolding now in the south of the country. “The geographical focus of the Russo-Ukrainian War looks set to switch from east to south in the coming days as Ukraine’s military steps up efforts to liberate Kherson. The unfolding campaign to regain control over...

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Fourteen years ago, on August 8, 2008, Russia invaded Georgia in a five-day war that saw Moscow annex the Georgian territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, amid Russia’s claims that it was protecting Russophones in those regions. The Ukrainian Weekly carried numerous articles and analyses as the news broke, but its editorial, “We are all...

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Red Cross condemns attack on POWs The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has condemned an attack on a prison site where dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed this week in territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. In a statement issued on July 31, the Red Cross said it had...

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According to various reports, Kyiv is gearing up to launch a major military offensive in the south of the country. It is an effort to repel the Russian military which has sought to capture the entirety of Ukraine’s Black Sea coastline.  Any major attempt to make headway in pushing back the Russian military will likely...

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Last year, on August 9, 2021, Russia began massive military drills along Ukraine’s eastern border as well as to the south in Russia-occupied Crimea. The drills concluded on September 15, and coincided with Zapad 2021, a massive military training exercise that was promoted to be a rehearsal of Russia-led operations against forces from the North...

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Britain presents Zelenskyy with award British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has presented Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with the Sir Winston Churchill Leadership Award. Mr. Zelenskyy participated virtually in the award ceremony on July 26 in Mr. Johnson’s London office, where descendants of Britain’s prime minister during World War II, Ukrainian Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko and Ukrainians...

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Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine, now in its fifth month, has produced images of suffering and death that have been seared into our minds.  Still early in the war, in March, The New York Times’ photojournalist Lynsey Addario captured the aftermath of a mortar strike that killed a mother and her two children who were...

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Seventy years ago, on August 4, 1952, The Ukrainian Weekly ran two statements about Ukraine’s struggle for national independence from Soviet Russian oppression. The first was issued by Secretary of the Interior Oscar L. Chapman, who spoke at the Fifth Triennial Meeting of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America on July 4-6 in New York...

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Creditors grant Ukraine’s request Ukraine has asked its international creditors to freeze its debt payments for two years so it can use its financial resources in the war against Russia. The request was quickly backed on July 20 by Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Britain and the United States, which announced their coordinated suspension of debt...

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It is emotionally and even physically draining to constantly digest news of Russia’s attacks against innocent civilians throughout Ukraine. We know this firsthand. We, too, are mentally and physically exhausted, both from trying to cover the atrocities being committed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military in Ukraine and from simply processing the daily...

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Eight years ago, on July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) that was traveling from the Netherlands to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a Russia-made Buk surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine. The attack that was launched by Russia-backed militants in eastern Ukraine killed all 298 people on board. On July 22, U.S. intelligence...

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Ukraine cuts ties with North Korea Ukraine has severed relations with North Korea after Pyongyang recognized two eastern territories of Ukraine as independent. “We consider this decision as an attempt by Pyongyang to undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on its website. “The North...

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