Author: The Ukrainian Weekly

The Ukrainian Weekly

E.U. approves eighth round of sanctions The European Union has given its final approval to a new round of sanctions on Russia over its war against Ukraine, the bloc’s executive arm said on October 5. The E.U.’s eighth sanctions package is meant to deprive Moscow of billions of euros in revenues from the sale of...

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Kremlin officials have said they intend to formally annex four regions of Ukraine on September 30.  This is heartbreaking news for Ukrainians around the world, and particularly for the countless heroic men and women throughout the country who have fought valiantly to defend their land and ensure their country’s complete territorial integrity.  Let us, however,...

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Forty-nine years ago, on October 6, 1973, The Ukrainian Weekly’s editorial highlighted the newspaper’s 40th anniversary and its inaugural issue, which was dated October 6, 1933. The English language newspaper, the editorial began, added “yet another dimension to the diverse and proliferating activity of the Ukrainian National Association,” which publishes The Ukrainian Weekly and Svoboda...

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U.S. announces $1.1 billion in aid The United States will provide an additional $1.1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, including funding for about 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones, the White House announced on September 28. The package is aimed at helping Ukraine secure its longer-term defense needs under...

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The Ukrainian National Association (UNA) held its 40th Regular Convention at the Soyuzivka Heritage Center in Kerhonkson, N.Y., on May 13-15. The Petitions Committee to the 40th Regular Convention of the UNA recommended that the UNA donate a total $5,700 to the following organizations: $2,000 to the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee for humanitarian aid; $1,000 to the Ukrainian Congress Com-mittee of America for humanitarian aid; $1,000 to the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America for humanitarian aid; $500 to The Ukrainian Museum (New York); $500 to St. John’s Charitable Fund (Newark, N.J.) for the organization’s “Ambulance for Ukraine” program;…

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Many political analysts and military prognosticators have, as a result of the massive gains made by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, noted that this is a particularly perilous moment for Ukraine, which so badly routed the Russian army this month that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered no less than 300,000 of his reserves to mobilize immediately...

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Eleven years ago, on October 3, 2011, Ukraine commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Nazi massacre at Babyn Yar near Kyiv. Official events included a wreath laying at the Babyn Yar National Historical and Memorial Reserve in Kyiv. International leaders from Europe, Israel, Turkey and other countries gathered at the site of the executions to...

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Pope calls Ukrainians ‘noble’ people Pope Francis has called Ukrainians a “noble” people being martyred as they are subjected to savageness, monstrosities and torture amid Russia’s unprovoked invasion of their country. Pope Francis did not name Russia in his remarks on September 21 at the end of his general audience on St. Peter’s Square. He...

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The world’s attention turned to the stunning advance the Ukrainian military made in the east of the country this past week, recapturing by various accounts some 3,000 square miles of land from a Russian army that was less retreating or “regrouping,” as the official line from the Kremlin put it, and more seemingly running as...

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Five years ago, on September 19, 2017, President Dalia Grybuskaite of Lithuania delivered an address at the United Nations General Assembly, noting threats posed to the global community’s peaceful future. “Authoritarian regimes continue to kill with impunity, extremist ideologies treat innocent people with unspeakable cruelty and thousands die after leaving their homes in search for...

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Scholz urges Putin to agree to cease-fire German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine based on a cease-fire and the complete withdrawal of Russian troops, the chancellor’s office said on September 13 after the two leaders spoke by phone. Mr. Scholz also...

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In the lead story on the front page of this week’s issue of The Ukrainian Weekly, our correspondent in Kyiv, Mark Raczkiewycz, writes that, “As autumn begins, Ukraine’s military is making inroads on three axes: the south, north and east to corrode Russian forces as the foe continues to engage in a war of attrition...

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