Author: The Ukrainian Weekly

The Ukrainian Weekly

The following is the full text of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech to participants of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Madrid.  It was translated from the original Ukrainian and released by the Office of the President of Ukraine on June 29. Dear Mr. Secretary General! Ladies and gentlemen! I am grateful for...

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson clearly struck a nerve with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian tyrant, who likes to display his manliness and bravado by riding horses or hunting bare-chested, expressed his displeasure at comments made by Mr. Johnson during a summit of leaders of the Group of Seven (G-7) on June 26. According...

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Fifteen years ago, on July 9, 2007, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer spoke in Brussels to mark the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Ukraine-NATO Charter that was signed on July 9, 1997. Ukraine’s tumultuous political climate in 2007, Mr. de Hoop Scheffer said, was a sign that...

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Former Giuliani associate sentenced A Ukrainian-born associate of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been sentenced to one year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes. Lev Parnas, 50, was also ordered to pay $2.3 million in restitution. Prosecutors in New York City had sought a six-year sentence. Mr....

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We were excited and heartened to learn that the European Union (EU) announced just before The Ukrainian Weekly was going to print on June 23 that it had formally agreed to grant Ukraine candidate status in the 27-member bloc. All 27 EU member states formally approved the decision. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the vote...

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Last year, on June 30, 2021, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that Ukraine and China signed an agreement to work together on road, bridge and railway projects as part of Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. The Associated Press reported that Ukraine withdrew its initial intention to sign a joint statement at the United Nation’s...

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Levin was executed by Russian troops An investigation conducted by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) concluded that noted Ukrainian photographer and documentary maker Maks Levin, along with a soldier who was accompanying him for security, was executed by Russian troops near Kyiv in March as they searched for a piece of photographic equipment they had lost....

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on June 16 released the organization’s annual Global Trends Report in which it said that 89.3 million individuals worldwide were forcibly displaced in 2021 as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order. Of course, a significant portion of the...

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Thirty-five years ago, on June 21, 1987, some 600 people attended the dedication of a monument in tribute to the life and works of the late Ukrainian Catholic Patriarch and Cardinal Josyf Slipyj that was unveiled at the Soyuzivka Heritage Center in Kerhonkson, N.Y. Present at the ceremonies were clergy and seminary students, as well...

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Zelenskyy calls for harsher sanctions President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on the European Union to ratchet up its sanctions regime on Russia, calling for a seventh European Union package of punitive measures against Moscow for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The 27-nation union agreed late last month to a sixth package of sanctions that will...

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The Russian State Duma on June 7 passed a pair of bills nearly unanimously to end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights in the country. One deputy from the opposition Communist Party voted against the measure. The first bill would remove Russia from the jurisdiction of the court, while the other sets...

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Ten years ago, on June 19, 2012, Ukraine’s soccer team suffered a controversial 0-1 loss against England in the 2012 Euro Cup soccer championship at Donbas Arena in Donetsk. Ukraine appeared to score a goal in the 62nd minute when Marko Devic’s deflected shot looped over the goal line before it was hooked clear by...

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