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19  avril     15h32
Moscow to build drone bases along Arctic coast
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    On April , Russian news outlet Izvestiya reported that sources in the Russian Defense Ministry MoD are saying that Moscow plans to build a network of drone bases along its entire Arctic coast. The goal of this endeavor is to monitor foreign activity along the Northern Sea Route NSR and the...
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2024 Holodomor student competition announces award winners
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    YONKERS, N.Y. Building on last year’s success, the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness announ ced the winners of the Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Student Competition. The winners of the competition in the grade category are Rose Martin of Immaculate Heart Academy...
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Ukrainian Free University Foundation holds annual meeting
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    NEW YORK The annual meeting of the Ukrainian Free University Foundation UFUF was held in hybrid fashion at the foundation’s office in New York and via Webex on March . The meeting was conducted by a presidium consisting of Askold Lozynskyj chairman and Stefan Slutzky secretary . The...
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Chicago’s CYM branch hosts chess tournament as part of organization’s 75th anniversary commemoration
Mark Raczkiewycz    CHICAGO Chess runs in the veins of Ukrainians. There is evidence that chess considered to be one of the oldest board games in the world was played in the th century kingdom of Kyivan Rus’. A group of Ukrainian historians tracked the spread of the game through trade routes from India and...
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Ukrainian American Youth Association hosts 59th annual debutante ball
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    PARSIPPANY, N.J. Some, guests gathered to celebrate the formal debut of young women into the vibrant Ukrainian American community during the Ukrainian American Youth Associa tion’s UAYA th annual debutante ball at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel on Feb ruary . The ball, a longstanding...
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Washington, D.C., Ukrainian debutante ball a celebration of elegance and heritage
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    WASHINGTON, D.C. In the heart of this city, amid historic venues and the cultural tapestry of the nation’s capital, the Ukrainian American community gathered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on January to celebrate four young ladies who made their debut at the Washington, D.C., Ukrainian debutante...
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Plast launches Warm Hearts’ initiative
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    The Board of Directors of Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization in the U.S. along with the group Scouts for Ukraine announced the launch of the Warm Hearts initiative to involve cub scouts and scouts in collecting and sending warming kits to Ukraine for soldiers defending their homeland on the...
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NEWSBRIEFS
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    House speaker backs U.S. aid for Ukraine House Speaker Mike Johnson R La. pushed back on April against mounting anger within his own party over proposed U.S. security aid for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, and rejected a call to step aside or risk a vote to oust him from office. After...
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Boxers in Kyiv fight on despite war
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    The co main event featuring junior welterweights Nazri Rahimov of Ukraine and Jorge Moya of Colombia was rudely interrupted by air raid sirens warning of potential danger falling from the sky in Kyiv on March . Russia attacked Ukraine’s capital with ballistic missiles, according to promoter Vlad...
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New coach Huska, rookie Zary provide spark for Flames
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    For new National Hockey League NHL head coach Ryan Huska, younger players should get a chance, though playing time is not guaranteed, and communication is key. Mixing and matching lines is okay, though his team’s game is a work in progress. But Huska’s first couple of months as the new head coach...
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Dolgopolov still fighting Russians on frontline
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    When Russia invaded Ukraine in February and war broke out, Alexandr Dolgopolov returned home to Ukraine and enlisted in the army. He has been fighting the Russians ever since. A former world No. ranked player on the Association of Tennis Professionals ATP Tour, he had retired one year...
18  avril     02h22
War on Ukraine: VOA Eastern Europe Chief Myroslava Gongadze covers major issues for Ukraine today
Support    Myroslava Gongadze is the Eastern Europe Chief for the Voice of America. She is a prominent and seasoned Ukrainian journalist currently based in Warsaw, Poland. In this interview, Ms. Gongadze discusses the critical need for U.S. aid for Ukraine, Ukraine’s air defenses and its major gains in the...
12  avril     05h38
Zelenskyy in Vilnius to press for aid as Russia strikes power infrastructure
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    Kremlin attack destroys Trypilska thermal power plant President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has again called on Ukraine’s allies to give the embattled country more air defense systems as Russia struck Ukrainian energy infrastructure targets, including a major power plant south of Kyiv, killing at least...
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Ukrainian parliament passes new mobilization law
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    KYIV Ukraine’s parliament, the Ver khov na Rada, has passed a law on military mobilization that will boost the number of its troops, two lawmakers reported, as the country struggles with depleted forces in the face of the more than year old Russian invasion. The law expands the powers of Ukrain...
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Myron Kuropas, former UNA vice president, Weekly columnist and White House special assistant, dies
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    Myron B. Kuropas, a former vice president of the Ukrainian National Asso ciation UNA , long time columnist for The Ukrainian Weekly, special assistant for ethnic affairs in the White House during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford and a legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. Bob Dole,...
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No vote on 60 billion Ukraine funding package after Congress’s two-week recess
Mark Raczkiewycz    Britain’s Cameron snubbed’ during lobbying visit to Washington CHICAGO Following a two week Congressional recess, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson R La. has not budged on moving a bill that previously cleared the Senate and includes over billion in desperately needed military aid for...
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New NATO activity makes Moscow anxious and angry
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    Every Russian stereotype about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO has been disproven by the alliance’s surge of activity in its th year. Moscow portrays NATO as an aggressive and indecisive institution, rigidly controlled by the United States, and disunited. The meeting of NATO foreign...
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The Russian opposition after Navalny’s murder
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    Vladimir Putin’s latest re election is seemingly pushing opposition forces in Russia to grow more apathetic. According to official data, Putin won more than percent of the vote, securing his hold on power until at least see Eurasia Daily Monitor, March , . Some in Russian society...
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Recent attacks on nuclear plant raise safety concern to new level, IAEA chief says
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    Attacks over the weekend on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine have raised the level of concern over the safety of the facility to an even higher level, the head of the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog told his agency’s board of governors on April in Vienna. The most recent attacks ...
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Top U.S. general tells Congress Ukraine cannot sustain fight against Russia alone’
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    WASHINGTON The top U.S. general in Europe has warned that Ukraine cannot sustain its fight against Russia alone as a major spending bill languishes in the House of Representatives, blocked by a small number of Republi cans who believe domestic matters should take priority. Gen. Christopher Cavoli...
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Ukraine announces launch of International Register of Damages to document costs of war
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    LIVERPOOL, England Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minis ter Dmytro Kuleba announced on April that Ukrainians can begin filing claims for damages they have suffered as a result of Russia’s full scale invasion at a newly established register based in The Hague. Initially, the register will focus on...
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Ukrainian Museum-Archives wins 500,000 grant
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    CLEVELAND The Ukrainian Museum Archives UMA announced it has won a , grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD . The grant came after U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Fiscal Year Transportation HUD Appropriations bill early in March. The grant,...
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Freedom House sounds alarm as democracy plummets amid autocratic surge for 20th year
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    Ukraine listed as bright spot as Kyiv builds up judicial and anti corruption institutions Democratic governance in Central Europe and Central Asia declined for a th consecutive year, according to rights watchdog Freedom House, driven by Moscow’s full scale invasion of Ukraine and Azerbai jan’s ...
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Latvian official says proposed NATO fund for Ukraine would show unity within alliance
Ukrainian Weekly Editor    BRUSSELS Latvia’s foreign affairs minister says a proposal to create a billion euro billion , five year fund for Ukraine would improve coordination among North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO members on providing military aid and send a signal to Moscow that those in the alliance...