A court in Kiev sentenced the country’s most prominent opposition politician, Yulia V. Tymoshenko, to seven years in prison. European leaders have condemned the case as politically motivated, and hinted that they are unlikely to ratify a free trade and association agreement with Ukraine, a project four years in the making. … “This is an […]Read more "Tymoshenko sentenced to 7 years in prison, protest tonight in Toronto"
Reuters sums up this case very well in only a few short paragraphs: Ukraine’s state prosecutor on Tuesday asked for a seven-year jail sentence to be passed on former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a trial which the West has warned can rebound on the country’s hopes of joining the European mainstream. Tymoshenko, 50, Ukraine’s […]Read more "Tymoshenko’s fate decided next week"
Ukraine today marks 20 years of independence. President Viktor Yanukovych will take part in ceremonies in Kyiv. Amid a budgetary squeeze, a planned military parade in the Ukrainian capital was scrapped to save $20 million. Read the rest of the article Only Yanukovych’s planned celebrations are allowed in Kyiv, while any others were banned. Democracy […]Read more "Ukraine celebrates 20 years of independence–its longest, but for how much longer?"
From Your News Network: The annual Ukrainian Festival at St. Nicholas Church in Elmira Heights has grown exponentially … Sixty four years ago, the first Ukrainian Festival may have been a pretty small operation, but the lines and crowd that were on hand Sunday show that this celebration has come a long way. … The […]Read more "Thousands gather for annual Ukrainian Festival in Elmira Heights, NY [Article]"
After Germany denied extradition due to incomplete, missing crucial information regarding details of the deaths of Spanish citizens and Demjanjuk’s involvement in the deaths, it looks like Bavaria will be the next country accusing Demjanjuk of war crimes: The new complaint accuses Demjanjuk of 4,400 additional counts of accessory to murder for the time when […]Read more "Demjanjuk could be tried next in Bavaria"