From the Edmonton Journal: Former Redwater MLA Dave Broda was killed in a road accident Sunday night. … It is known that Broda attended a barbecue dinner near Mundare earlier Sunday evening. The event was sponsored by the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. "He was significantly involved in his community in many ways. He was a […]Read more "Former UCC Alberta President, ex-MLA Dave Broda dies in car crash (Updated)"
Last month I posted that Ukrainians who want independent and fair TV news coverage only had Channel 5 (Kanal 5) and TVi left. Channel 5 played a crucial role during the Orange revolution and TVi was set up by a Russian media tycoon who was the first victim of Vladimir Putin’s squeeze on media in […]Read more "Ukraine’s only independent TV stations to be taken off the air by Yanukovych government"
From Window On Eurasia: Aleksandr Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s FSB, and Valery Khoroshkovsky, head of Ukraine’s SBU, have signed a five-year agreement that will allow Moscow again to put intelligence agents in Crimea, from which 19 such Russian officers were expelled at the end of last year for attempting to recruit Ukrainians as spies. […]Read more "Ukraine’s security service welcomes Russian spies, intimidates Catholic church to spy on students (Updated)"
Update: Meanwhile in France today, Yanukovych denies the Holodomor of genocide to Europe. From the New York Times: Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday narrowly approved an agreement to allow Russia to extend a lease on a naval base on Ukrainian territory. Opponents, who maintained that the deal would infringe on Ukrainian sovereignty, jeered loudly inside the legislative chamber in […]Read more "Ukraine Extends Lease on Russian Naval Base, protests erupt in Parliament"
A political science professor from Rutgers University writes in today’s Wall Street Journal about the grim future ahead for Ukraine with Yanukovych as President: Mr. Yanukovych has committed a series of mistakes that could doom his presidency, scare off foreign investors, and thwart the country’s modernization. Mr. Yanukovych’s first mistake was to violate the constitution […]Read more "Ukraine’s Democracy in Danger: Viktor Yanukovych’s misrule is courting a second ‘Orange Revolution.’ [Article]"