Author: Andrew Nynka

Ukrainian president among historic five honorees BOSTON – Ukrainian President Volody­myr Zelenskyy was among a historic group of honorees to receive the 2022 John F. Ken­ne­dy Profile in Courage Award on May 22 for “his courageous defense of democracy.” In bestowing the award, Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Australia and the daughter of the...

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JEWETT, N.Y. – Spurred to act by the horrors of the war ravaging their ancestral homeland, a group of Ukrainian American bicyclists decided that they wanted to do something more to raise money for the people of Ukraine. They will lead a four-day, fundraising bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. “As a first...

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Legislation now headed to Biden for president’s signature WALTHAM, Mass. – The House of Representatives on April 28 passed legislation to establish a lend-lease program that would make it easier for the U.S. to send more military aid to Ukraine. The bill is now headed to the White House, where President Joe Biden is expected...

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Says Putin will pay a ‘high price’ for Russia’s war in Ukraine WALTHAM, Mass. – Speaking before a joint session of Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin had “unleashed violence and chaos” against Ukraine and promised the Russian president would “pay a continuing high price” for his premeditated and unprovoked war...

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Larissa D’Avignon, a Ukrainian American who teaches at Misr American College – an international school in Cairo, Egypt, for students in kindergarten to grade 12 – led her fifth-grade class in a celebration of Ukrainian Unity Day on February 16. – Andrew Nynka

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WASHINGTON – The Omelan and Tatiana Antonovych Foundation on October 30 presented the 2020 Antonovych prize to Svoboda during an award ceremony in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington. The foundation announced it awarded Svoboda, the oldest continuously published Ukrainian-language newspaper in the world, a prize of $25,000. The prize – the Omelan and Tatiana Antonovych...

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WALTHAM, Mass. – As the Ukrainian National Association (UNA) approaches its 40th quadrennial convention in May 2022, members of the organization are preparing for what will be a pivotal moment for the UNA, which adopted a new corporate governance structure in January 2020 that replaced the organization’s Executive Committee with a new Corporate Board of Directors. Delegates to the convention, which is the organization’s highest governing body, will meet during that gathering to elect the UNA’s next president/chief executive officer (CEO), a new Corporate Board of Directors, as well as members of the Audit Committee and the Fraternal Advisory Board.…

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