Author: Zachary Dmyterko

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Reiterating the U.S. position that the United States and its allies would respond “swiftly and severely” to further Russian aggression against Ukraine, Deputy U.S. Ambassador to the UN Jeff Prescott on February 15 also urged Americans to leave Ukraine immediately. But Mr. Prescott also repeatedly stressed that the U.S., as well as its allies and partners, remain committed to finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis surrounding Ukraine, where some 150,000 Russian soldiers have massed along the country’s borders. He said that all diplomatic efforts can and are being used to resolve the crisis. “We support diplomacy…

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The following is a full transcript of an interview conducted with Jeffrey Prescott, deputy to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on the current Ukraine-Russia crisis. The interview took place on February 15 and was conducted by Andrew Nynka, editor-in-chief of The Ukrainian Weekly, and Zachary Dmyterko, a Washington-based correspondent for The Ukrainian Weekly. The interview was arranged by Lisa Hibbert, press officer at the U.S. Mission to the UN. Ms. Hibbert: I present to you Mr. Jeff Prescott, who is deputy to the U.S. ambassador to the UN. He works in our Washington office. Andrew and Zachary are…

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WASHINGTON – Over one 150 activists and supporters of Ukraine protested outside the White House on January 29 in an effort to demonstrate their backing of Kyiv amid Russia’s buildup of some 140,000 troops along Ukraine’s border. The Ukrainian supporters were joined by a multitude of protestors hailing from Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the United States and the Baltic Republics. The wide range of activists joined together to show a unified front of citizens firmly against Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine and Russia’s neighbors. Their overriding goals was to convince the White House and U.S. President Joe Biden to take a hard…

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WASHINGTON – Activists and supporters of Ukraine held a rally outside the Russian Embassy on January 23 where they called on President Vladimir Putin to remove more than 127,000 Russian troops that are currently positioned within striking distance of Ukraine’s border. The activists here came with signs, banners, loudspeakers and microphones, and they voiced their support for Kyiv amid fear of yet another Russian invasion of Ukraine. They also called on the Russian president to release his grip on the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow illegally annexed in 2014, and remove Russian forces from the occupied Ukrainian territories of Luhansk and…

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WASHINGTON – Ukraine House opened a new exhibit of art by the Ukrainian impressionist painter Mykola Krychevsky on January 14. The event, sponsored by the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States, marked the start of a new series of exhibitions hosted by Ukraine House and dedicated to Ukrainian artists who lived and worked outside of...

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WASHINGTON – Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova announced on December 13 that plans are being laid for the first Ukrainian restaurant to open in Washington in 2022. Details where scant but in her address to government officials of both Ukraine and the U.S. at the recently opened Ukraine House in Washington, she touched on the matter. “As a preview, we are working with an idea that many of you will like,” Ms. Markarova said. “We are working on a Ukrainian restaurant in D.C. This is our plan for 2022.” The news was met with a roar of cheers…

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