Chicagoans protest Russian aggression against Ukraine

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,

In serious escalation, Russia attacks Ukrainian vessels in Azov region

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). 

Menendez condemns Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian ships

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.

Congressional Ukraine Caucus rebukes Russia for attack near Kerch Strait

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.