PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Archbishop Chrysostomos, primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, issued a statement that he will implement methods to put in place members of the Synod of the Church of Cyprus who do not agree with the decision to recognize the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) that was granted by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in January 2019.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Roksolana Sheverack, a student of New York University’s School of Professional Studies, Division of Programs in Business, was chosen to be the graduate student speaker during the school’s convocation ceremony held online on May 20.
Yakiv Khammo (+100 kg) won bronze at the World Judo Championships on June 6-12 in Budapest, Hungary. In the third-place match, Khammo won against Gela Zaalishvili of Georgia, and in the lead-up match Khammo won against Martti Puumalainen of Finland. Ukraine was represented by 13 athletes – nine males and four females. Anastasiia Turchyn, who qualified after she finished in fifth place at the tournament, will join Khammo in representing Ukraine at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Europe’s soccer governing body, UEFA, ordered Ukraine on June 10 to change its men’s national soccer team’s jersey based on a complaint from Russia that came a day before the month-long quadrennial tournament begins.
Ukraine friendlies end in two wins and a draw Ukraine played several international friendly matches prior to the resumption of Euro 2020 matches. Ukraine won 4-0 against Cyprus on June 7 at Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, 1-0 against Northern Ireland on June 3 at Dnipro Arena in Ukraine and tied 1-1 with Bahrain on May 23 at Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has made efforts recently to counter an information campaign run by the Moscow Patriarchate that seeks to discredit Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s upcoming visit to Ukraine in August to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s renewed independence on August 24.
Longoria goes deep twice in two games Ukrainian Evan Longoria, in the Cactus League, in his first at bat of the 2021 regular season crushed a sinker from Seattle Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales to give his San Francisco Giants an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on April 1. Longoria, 35, hit his first homer of the year 358 feet over the right field wall (an opposite field shot) with an exit velocity of 101.4 mph. To prove this was no fluke either, he went deep again in the Giants’ second game, smashing a two-run shot, going two for three with two RBI’s.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukraine tied with Kazakhstan 1-1 on March 31 in a 2022 World Cup Group D qualifier in Kyiv. Roman Yaremchuk opened the scoring for Ukraine in the 20th minute, but Serikzhan Muzhikov equalized in the 59th minute. Ukraine tied 1-1 with Finland (third place, 2 points) on March 28 in Kyiv. Junior Moraes scored for Ukraine in the 80th minute, but Teemu Pukki leveled the score for the Finns in the 89th minute with a penalty kick.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ukrainian Orthodox hierarchs, Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. (UOC-U.S.A.) and Archbishop Yevstratiy of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), attended the enthronement of Metropolitan Emmanuel as eparch of Chalcedon on March 20 in Istanbul at Holy Trinity Cathedral.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) lost its appeal against the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the Swiss Football Association (SFA) following the dismissal of the case by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a decision announced on March 19.