KYIV – Tensions between the Kremlin and Kyiv further escalated during an open act of war on November 25 when Russian forces attacked three Ukrainian navy vessels in shared waters and took them into custody along with two dozen Ukrainian servicemen.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – A three-alarm fire on November 27 destroyed St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carteret, N.J. The 64-year-old church, located on Roosevelt Avenue, was deemed a “total loss” by the Carteret Fire Department on its Facebook page.
CHICAGO – Members of the Ukrainian American community came out in large numbers on November 26 to protest the Russian military attack on Ukrainian naval vessels that occurred on November 25 near the Kerch Strait. They braved the bitter cold after a snowstorm that cancelled over 1,500 flights in and out of Chicago and left many areas without electrical power,
On November 25, the Russian Coast Guard ship Don rammed a Ukrainian tugboat, damaging the latter vessel’s main engine. The attack occurred while two Ukrainian small-sized armored artillery boats, the Berdyansk and Nikopol, and the tugboat Yany Kapu were being transferred from the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa to Mariupol, in the Azov Sea, according to the Ukrainian Navy (Kyiv Post, November 25).
WASHINGTON – Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, issued the following statement after Russian warships opened fire and seized three Ukrainian ships near Crimea on Sunday.
WASHINGTON – Congressional Ukraine Caucus (CUC) chairs, Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), issued a statement on November 26 rebuking the Russian Federation for its aggressive attack on Ukraine near the Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov.
KYIV – On November 24, at the National Cultural-Art Museum Complex Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv, the International Forum “Ukraine remembers! The world acknowledges!” was held to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor with the participation of delegates to the XI Ukrainian World Congress (UWC).
TORONTO – On November 18, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij visited Copenhagen, where he participated in the meeting establishing the Ukrainian national central representation called the Association of Ukrainians in Denmark.