Author: The Ukrainian Weekly

The Ukrainian Weekly

On the morning of May 13, the first full day of the 40th Regular Convention of the Ukrainian National Association (UNA), outgoing UNA President and Chief Executive Officer Stefan Kaczaraj addressed delegates of the convention. Mr. Kaczaraj served as an executive officer of the UNA for 25 years. He joined the UNA Executive Committee as acting treasurer of the UNA in 1997. In 1998, he was elected to the same position at the 34th Regular Convention. At the 35th Regular Convention in Chicago in 2002, Mr. Kaczaraj was elected to the position of UNA president. The following is the full…

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Chief rabbi of Moscow leaves Russia The chief rabbi of Moscow, Pinchas Goldschmidt, has left Russia after he refused a request from state officials to publicly support Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, his daughter-in-law says. Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt tweeted on June 7 that the rabbi and his spouse left Russia in March and are currently in...

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The new United States ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, arrived in Kyiv on May 29, filling a position that had been vacant for more than three years, since Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was dismissed from the role on May 20, 2019. Ms. Brink was nominated by President Joe Biden on April 25 and confirmed unanimously by...

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Twenty-five years ago, on June 4, 1997, a conference was held at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York, which focused on the consequences of expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Among the panelists, Victoria Nuland, State Department fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, summarized the findings of a report of...

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U.S. agrees to send rocket systems U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with advanced rocket systems that can strike with precision at targets up to 80 kilometers away. “We will provide the Ukrainians with more advanced rocket systems and munitions that will enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the...

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The New York Times decided to publish an editorial on May 19 titled “The War in Ukraine Is Getting Complicated, and America Isn’t Ready” in which it argued, essentially, that Ukrainians should not set for themselves a goal of regaining all of the territory the country lost after Russia’s invasion in 2014. “Ukraine deserves support...

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Thirty years ago, on June 1, 1992, Ukraine’s parliament and the parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea issued a joint statement that described Crimea as “an integral part of Ukraine,” which reserves the right to a special economic status and to “enter independently into social, economic and cultural relations with other states.” The statement...

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Lawmakers say plenty of bipartisan support Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives say bipartisan support for Ukraine remains strong in Congress, which last week passed another massive aid package for the country – $40 billion worth of weapons and other aid to help the country in its fight against Russia. Rep. Michael McCaul...

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The Ukrainian National Association held its 40th Regular Convention at the Soyuzivka Heritage Center in Kerhonkson, N.Y., on May 13-15. Convention delegates elected Roman Hirniak to the position of president/chief executive officer, as well as members of the UNA’s Corporate Board of Directors. Those individuals will begin their term on July 1. A story covering the UNA’s 40th Regular Convention will appear in The Ukrainian Weekly’s next issue.

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As if all of the atrocities and horrors of Russia’s war on Ukraine were not enough for the people of that country, it must now also confront the reality that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his army have taken to using Ukraine’s grain as a weapon in its ongoing war to crush the Ukrainian people....

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Sixty-five years ago, on May 26, 1957, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Newark, N.J., celebrated its 50th anniversary with a hierarchical divine liturgy celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Shmondiuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. A celebratory banquet was held at the Terrace Room of the Mosque Auditorium that featured the...

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Zelenskyy mocks Russia’s claim Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russia’s claim that it is close to introducing a high-powered laser weapon system to shoot down drones in Ukraine is wartime propaganda distributed by leaders afraid to admit their “catastrophic mistakes.” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said at a conference near Moscow on May 18...

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