Author: The Ukrainian Weekly

The Ukrainian Weekly

Russia resumes participation in grain deal The Russian Defense Ministry has said Moscow is resuming its participation in the Ukraine grain deal, saying it had received “sufficient” guarantees from Kyiv on demilitarizing a maritime corridor. “Russia considers that the received guarantees are at the moment sufficient and is resuming the implementation of the agreement,” the...

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The following is a guest editorial written by Alexandra Holyk, student editor of the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK), fourth-year journalism student at Toronto Metropolitan University and editorial assistant at CTV National News. From October 28 to 30, 20 delegates on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) participated in the Ukrainian Canadian Congress...

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Eighty-one years ago, on November 3, 1941, Ralph Ingersoll of the New York PM newspaper estimated that at least 2 million tons of Ukrainian wheat had fallen into Nazi control during World War II. The news was confirmed in a dispatch by United Press correspondent Frederick C. Oechsner, who was last reported to be behind...

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U.S. House Democrats withdraw letter The U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus has withdrawn a letter to the White House urging a negotiated settlement to the war in Ukraine. The letter, signed by 30 members of the caucus, urged President Joe Biden to “pursue direct diplomacy” with Russia to seek a negotiated settlement to end the war....

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Following a series of long-range aerial assaults over the past week that used both cruise missiles and Iranian-made drones supplied by Tehran, it has become clear that Moscow is trying to break the will of the Ukrainian people.  That is to say, the people of Ukraine, and not the country’s military. It is doing so...

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Twenty years ago, on October 23, 2002, Chechens, who sought freedom for the region of Chechnya from the Russian Federation, planned a gas attack at a packed theater in Moscow where some 800 people attended the musical “Nord-Ost.” Kyrylo Holovenko, 13, of Lviv, survived the attack in Moscow after he awoke from a two-day coma...

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Putin declares martial law Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced martial law in four of Ukraine’s regions, parts of which are under the control of Russian troops, as Ukrainian forces continue liberating occupied territories in the country’s east despite another barrage of air attacks across the country. Putin said at an online session of the Security...

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Even by recent standards, the past week has been extraordinary for Ukraine. It began when a blast and ensuing fire destroyed a section of the road and rail bridge that spans the Kerch Strait and connects mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula on October 8. The 12-mile Crimea Bridge was reportedly a pet project of...

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Fifteen years ago, on October 21, 2007, The Ukrainian Weekly’s editorial in that issue commented on the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (known by its Ukrainian acronym UPA). The UPA, founded on or about October 14, 1942, on the Feast Day of the Protection of the Mother of God (Sviato...

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U.N. condemns Russia’s ‘Illegal Annexation’ The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly condemned Russia’s proclaimed annexation of four Ukrainian regions in eastern and southern Ukraine. More than three-quarters of the 193-member General Assembly on October 12 voted in favor of a resolution that called Moscow’s move illegal. Only Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea and Belarus joined Russia...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin turned 70 on October 7.  He has now been the ruler of the Russian Federation, in one form or another, since 1999. That’s more than 23 years – nearly a third of his life. And while his authoritarian grip on power seemed tight for much of that time, his war on...

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Sixty years ago, on October 14, 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis began. It pitted the Soviet Union and the United States of America against each other and brought the two superpowers to the brink of nuclear war. Two major U.S.-based Ukrainian organizations, the Ukrainian National Association and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, issued messages...

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