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22.09.2016

On 27 August 2016 the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) concluded its three-day Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. 184 delegates and guests from 26 countries participated in the AGM which officially opened on 25 August 2016. The official portion of the AGM started with prayers led by the Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate His Holiness Patriarch Filaret and the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), and a tribute to Ukrainian heroes, who fought for an independent Ukraine, followed by a performance of “Plyve Kacha” by the “Dnipro” Choir. Welcoming remarks were delivered by the Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy. Participants of the AGM were also greeted by the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyschuk, Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine Dr. Ulana Suprun, Rector of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University Dr. Leonid Hubersky, Members of Parliament of Ukraine Refat Chubarov, Valeriy Patskan and Ivan Krulko, Special Envoy of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights Mykola Kuleba, Director of the International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of the National University “Lviv Polytechnic” Dr. Iryna Kluchkovska and Prorector for Academic Works of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Dr. Roman Gladyshevskii...



22.09.2016

The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists of Stepan Bandera condemns plans to conduct on September 18, 2016 elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the occupied territories of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. We appeal to governments to not recognize the election results and to encourage the international community to do likewise...



22.09.2016

The latest escalation in Russia’s information blockade of occupied Crimea last week may, as suggested, be due to zeal by de facto prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya and her team of zealous ‘extremism’-hunters. The move does, however, seem potentially more sinister following Russia’s closure on Sunday morning of all crossing points between mainland Ukraine and occupied Crimea and unsubstantiated reports of a ‘battle’ or attack by Ukrainians on Russian soldiers. Apparent attempts to blame the physical blockade on Ukraine seemed especially implausible given the huge amount of military technology which Russia had transported into Crimea the day before...



14.09.2016

In 1988 journalists Volodymyr Maniak and his wife Lidiia Kovalenko launched a campaign to gather accounts of the Famine of 1932-33. They received an outpouring of some six thousand letters by mail. These letters—the result of the first major attempt in Ukraine to collect personal accounts of the Famine—represent an important primary source for Holodomor research. The ground-breaking publication Holod 33-y: Narodna Knyha Memorial (The Famine of ‘33: A People’s Memorial Book) was based on about 450 of these accounts and was a notable achievement of the nascent Ukrainian civil society to raise the Holodomor as a public issue. The letters were never archived systematically. A portion were passed on in the early 1990s to Wolodymyr Bojczuk, a French-Ukrainian colleague of Maniak and Kovalenko, with the hope that all the testimonies would somehow, someday, be published...



14.09.2016

In early August Hero’s Companion therapy dogs and volunteers took part in a charitable camp for children affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine (displaced children and children of soldiers). The camp, entitled “We – are Ukraine,” was organized by the Ukrainian Youth Association and brought together 160 children from across the country. This was the first time Hero’s Companion had participated in such a camp, and the results were very positive. According to Nelya Lavrynenko, who headed the camp, “The therapy dogs are [did] incredible work. They sensed who needed their help, and while giving everyone attention, worked more closely with those who needed them more. They accurately picked those children, without my involvement. ‘Hero’s Companion’ dogs have exceeded my expectations.”...



14.09.2016

Zenon Kohut, Volodymyr Mezentsev, and Yurii Sytyi, Rozkopky u Baturyni 2015 roku. Rekonstruktsii inter’ieriv palatsu Ivana Mazepy (Excavations at Baturyn in 2015. Reconstructions of the Interiors of Ivan Mazepa’s Palace), Toronto: Ukrainian Echo Publishing Company Ltd., 2016, 36 pp., 79 colour illustrations, glossy paper, paperback. This new booklet continues the series of annually issued, richly illustrated brochures dedicated to the historical, archaeological, architectural, and artistic study of Baturyn, one of the capitals of the Cossack Hetman state. It was prepared by Canadian and Ukrainian archaeologists and historians participating in the Baturyn excavations and is addressed to both the general public and scholars...



14.09.2016

The International Council in Support of Ukraine, in conjunction with the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists of Stepan Bandera, condemns the plan to conduct elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation on September 18, 2016 in the temporary occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. We appeal to Prime Minister Trudeau to not recognize the election results and to encourage other governments to do likewise...



11.09.2016

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) has reached a milestone—it has turned forty. Founded at the University of Alberta in 1976, CIUS has expanded over the decades to comprise programs in Canada and, after 1991, in Ukraine. The interdisciplinary institute is made up of several centres and programs supported by endowments created by donors from the community, Government of Alberta grants, and the University of Alberta’s budget. They include the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research, the Ukrainian Language Education Centre, the Kule Ukrainian Canadian Studies Centre, the Kowalsky Program for the...



11.09.2016

Former prime minister Stephen Harper has been awarded one of Ukraine’s highest honours. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko granted the Order of Liberty to Harper to mark the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence this week. Past recipients of the award, which recognizes contributions towards strengthening Ukraine’s sovereignty, include top diplomats of NATO and the European Commission. Harper led the charge to have Russia booted out of the G8 following that country’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. As prime minister, he also pledged millions in military trainers and other forms of aid to Ukraine, which was also one of the...



11.09.2016

Ukraine marks 25 years since the Declaration of Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The day is not only celebrated in Kyiv with a patriotic and large-scale military parade, but also observed and celebrated across the world wherever Ukrainians reside. This year, according to the EuroMaidan Press, there were 105 celebrations worldwide dedicated to Ukraine's 25th anniversary of Independence. In Toronto, the League of Ukrainian Canadians (LUC) in co-operation with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), Toronto Branch, organized an official Ukrainian flag-raising event in front of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park. The celebration was attended by over two hundred community members who waved their blue and yellow flags, shared their recollections of the beginnings of the sovereign state of Ukraine, and greeted each other with the patriotic “Glory to Ukraine!”



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