Ukrainian news round-up – April 13 2010


Bill Balyszak: Ukrainian genocide shouldn’t be ignored
Auburn Citizen
It’s been 77 years and the Ukrainian Genocide of 1932-1933 (“Holodomor” or murder by starvation) is one of the least-known tragedies of the 20th century. …

News in Ukraine

Ukrainian nationalists call on Yanukovych to continue declassification of SBU …
Kyiv Post
… liberation movement, political repression and the Holodomor famine, the press service of the Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists reported on March 16.

Ukraine’s Court Says Governing Coalition is Legal
The Epoch Times
KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s Constitutional Court resolved on Thursday the lingering question over the legitimacy of the ruling coalition that …

Ukraine agrees to give up uranium stockpile by 2012

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has agreed to give up his country’s stockpile of highly enriched uranium by 2012. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs …

Ukrainian Parties Outraged By ‘Anti-Ukrainian’ Photo Exhibit

KYIV — Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s parliamentary bloc and several smaller center-right and right-wing parties have condemned the …


Yanukovych’s revenge: Why and how Ukraine’s democracy is declining
Kyiv Post
Largely unnoticed in the West, Ukraine’s new president, Viktor Yanukovych, brought to power an illegitimate government in March. Though being installed via …

Washington won’t mind if Ukraine moves into Russia’s orbit
Washington has changed its stance toward Ukraine and won’t oppose Ukrainian joining Russia’s orbit, he said. White House press service reports …

Opinion: President Yanukovych threatens Ukraine’s democracy
If Obama meets with Yanukovych, they should discuss the importance of democracy to US-Ukraine cooperation. By Taras Kuzio — Special to GlobalPost Ukraine’s…

Hungary during European Union presidency to support Ukraine’s dialog with EU
Kyiv Post
Hungary will support Ukraine’s dialog with the European Union during Hungary’s EU presidency in the first half of 2011, Hungarian Ambassador to Ukraine …

[Comment] EU risks losing Ukraine
EUOBSERVER / COMMENT – An important factor facilitating much of the reform in post-Soviet Ukraine in recent years has been the influence of pro-democratic …

EU Official Says Ukraine Association Talks At Crucial Juncture
BRUSSELS — A top EU official said on April 7 that Ukraine could wrap up its Association Agreement talks with the European Union within the …

Ukraine’s Former PM Explains Bribery Claims

Tymoshenko spoke to the media outside the Prosecutor General’s Office in the Ukrainecapital. She had been summoned to the Office to explain her claims that …

Ukraine – Yulia Tymoshenko: the new government despises everything Ukrainian

ISRIA (registration)
“I want to hear a response from the Party of Regions regarding their ‘colleague’ who dared organize an anti-Ukrainian provocation in the Ukrainian House. ..


John Demjanjuk tells court he is a victim of Hitler
BBC News
The family of the Ukrainian-born former US carworker says he is in poor health and is unlikely to survive the trial. Mr Demjanjuk, who is 89, denies being a …

Jackson High grad starts website displaying artwork of orphans in Ukraine
Southeast Missourian
… Jackson High School, has founded Artful Giver, a website displaying art from the orphaned children in Sunshine Orphanage in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. …

Paradjanov, Vartanov Spouses to be Honored at Beverly Hills Film Festival
Asbarez News
Mrs. Parajanov and Mrs. Vartanov – the Ukrainian pedagogue Svetlana Sherbatiuk and the Armenian film editor Svetlana Manucharian – have stood by their …

Keys to the Future’ Piano Festival Announces 5th Season
Broadway World
Ukrainian-American pianist Marina Lomazov (, praised by critics as “a diva of the piano” (The Salt Lake City Tribune) and “a …

Museum looks at Ukrainian culture
Surrey Leader
The idea for this exhibition came from Surrey resident, Gladys Andreas, past president of the BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival. “My great-grandmother and ..

Vermilion Ukrainian dance festival ready to go
Vermilion Standard
Vermilion will have a touch of Kiev as the Ukrainian Dance Festival returns to town this month. “It’s a showcase of all our different dances, costumes, …

Saskatchewan Ukrainian Festivals are High Energy Events (press release)
Vesna – Ukrainian FestivalSaskatchewan??â„¢s proud multicultural heritage is celebrated year-round, and spring is the time of year when one particular type of …

Former Saskatchewan chief justice Edward Bayda dies in Turkey
Toronto Star
He was the youngest chief justice appointed in Canada, the first born in Saskatchewan, the first of Ukrainian descent and the longest serving chief justice …


Ukraine speeds up Euro 2012 work under UEFA pressure
Reuters India
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine, under a two-month deadline from UEFA, will accelerate construction of key sport and infrastructure projects needed for co-hosting ..

Klitschko to U.K.’s Haye: Stop running

The Province
… David Haye on Monday, saying the Briton, who has twice pulled out of bouts against theUkrainian and his brother Vitali, should stop running from him. …

Russian Relations

Ukraine Proposes Russia To Pay Higher Rent For Russian Black Sea Fleet Base In
Ukrainian News Agency
Ukraine proposes Russia to pay a higher rent for the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea. Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said this during the Big …

Russia to bypass Ukraine with Nord Stream
This is Russia’s biggest post-Soviet gas pipeline and means it can avoid transiting throughUkraine with which it has rowed over prices and transit terms. …

Ukraine to increase purchases of Russian natural gas 8.3% this year
Ukrainian Journal (subscription)
KIEV, April 8 - Ukraine will increase imports of Russian natural gas in 2010 to 36.5 billion cubic meters, up 8.3% from the original plan, the energy and …

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