Author: Irene Jarosewich

Irene Jarosewich is the main representa- tive of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations to the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI).

Dear Editor: In response to Andriy Pawlowych’s letter to the editor in the May 22 edition of The Ukrainian Weekly (“Just maybe the bloodshed could have been avoided”), U.S. President Joe Biden’s two most important actions to benefit Ukraine have been to (a) successfully mobilize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries after the demoralization...

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Wow, that sure does sound harsh, as the truth often does. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” – a war in any other reality – is just another consequence of a long-held delusional, and now completely dysfunctional, Russian worldview: Russia is uniquely great, so special that others must, simply must, succumb. Presently, one man...

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – U.S. President Joe Biden on April 21 announced the details of a program that will allow 100,000 displaced persons fleeing the war in Ukraine to enter the United States for a period of up to two years. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will manage the program, known as Uniting for Ukraine, that will accept Ukrainian refugees under a category known as humanitarian parole. “The Ukrainian people continue to suffer immense tragedy and loss as a result of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on their country,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a…

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WASHINGTON – In conjunction with the April 21 rollout of the U.S. government’s Uniting for Ukraine program that will bring 100,000 displaced persons from Ukraine to the United States, the non-governmental organization Welcome.US convened nation-wide online meetings to explain the important role sponsors will play in the program. Those sponsors, an essential element of the humanitarian parole program, are needed for the successful resettlement of displaced persons. The humanitarian parole program Uniting for Ukraine is granting participants in the program stays of two years in the U.S.  The program gives participants the possibility of employment, but it does not offer…

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security on April 19 opened registration for eligible Ukrainian nationals to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS allows foreign nationals already in the U.S. to remain in the country regardless of their visa status. While TPS approval does not grant amnesty for prior immigration violations, such as overstaying a visa, individuals can nonetheless still apply and receive the benefits of TPS, such as a work permit. They also have the opportunity to apply for a travel permit and temporary protection from…

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UNITED NATIONS – During a special session of the United Nations Security Council held on April 5 to address the recent discovery of mass atrocities committed by Russian forces in towns surrounding Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the U.N. to immediately expel the Russian Federation from the Security Council and all other U.N. bodies. Mr. Zelenskyy, speaking during a virtual address before the Security Council, specifically requested that a war crimes trial modeled after the Nuremberg Trials of the 1940s be established. As Russian forces withdrew from areas outside of Kyiv during the first days…

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UNITED NATIONS – During an emergency special session of the U.N. General Assembly, member states overwhelmingly condemned Russia for invading Ukraine and demanded that Moscow immediately withdraw military forces from the territory of Ukraine as defined by Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders. The March 2 vote on the resolution received the support of 141 of the...

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UNITED NATIONS – During an emergency special session of the UN General Assembly, member states overwhelmingly condemned Russia for invading Ukraine and demanded that Moscow immediately withdraw military forces from the territory of Ukraine as defined by Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders. The March 2 vote on the resolution received the support of 141 of the General Assembly’s 193 members, 35 abstentions, which included China, and five no votes, led by Russia. The vote met the two-thirds majority needed to pass. The instant the final tally appeared on the large overhead screens at the front of the assembly’s meeting hall, an…

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The West needs a clearly defined, publicly articulated strategy to combat Russia’s multi-faceted war against Ukraine. Speaking only about a response to another military invasion leaves open the door for Russian President Vladimir Putin to use other tactics. Friends and family across Ukraine, from the Carpathians foothills to the chornozem (black earth) plains of Poltava,...

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