No. 52-1, Sunday, December 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Verkhovna Rada votes to abandon neutrality, as Ukraine sets sights on NATO membership
RFE/RL

Financial concerns increase after 2015 budget is presented
by Zenon Zawada

New York’s Dumka performs in Boston
by Peter T. Woloschuk

ANALYSIS
A Donetsk snapshot: Frightening rise of denunciations
by Ilya Trebor
RFE/RL

Quotable notes

NEWSBRIEFS
EU adopts new Crimea sanctions
Putin: No one can intimidate Russia
Crimea has become a military base
Bill seeks to void Crimea’s 1954 transfer
Kazakh president calls for compromise
Leaders agree on more peace talks
Ecumenical patriarch, pope sign declaration
Georgia, Ukraine may get visa-free regime
Tusk: EU needs long-term strategy
CPJ: Journalist deaths soared in 2014
Ukraine pays part of gas debt
MFA concerned about Savchenko

NEWS ANALYSIS: Ukraine to develop defense industry without Russia
by Oleg Varfolomeyev
Eurasia Daily Monitor

Obama bans U.S. trade with Crimea
European Union and Canada also announce new sanctions
RFE/RL

Microsoft and Ukraine sign cybersecurity agreement

FOR THE RECORD: Obama on Ukraine Freedom Support act

Conference in New York examines Ukraine conflict and gender violence
by Marta Burachok

WFUWO participates in Beijing +20 review

OBITUARIES
Anatole Kolomayets, artist and Holodomor survivor, 87
Oleh Lysheha, 65, poet, playwright, translator and PEN Award winner
Stefaniya Shabatura, 76, artist, former Soviet political prisoner

EDITORIAL
Resolve to send us your news!

CHRISTMAS PASTORAL LETTER
Light! Peace! Love!

The things we do…
by Orysia Paszczak Tracz
The peacock and Christmas

PERSPECTIVES
by Andrew Fedynsky
2014-2015: Living in historic times

COMMENTARY
Why don’t Ukrainian Americans write?
by Alexander J. Motyl

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
How to show solidarity with volunteer battalions
We should be grateful for The Ukrainian Weekly

COMMENTARY
NATO security for Ukraine
by Askold S. Lozynskyj

NEWS AND VIEWS
UCCA Kyiv Office begins program to unite Ukraine’s regions
by Viktoria Hubska

A future after 50? The first half-century of the Ukrainian Catholic patriarchal movement
by Andrew Sorokowski
PART I

Sheptytsky Institute sponsors international conferences
by Lorraine Manley

N.J. Devils host second Ukrainian Heritage Night
by Christina Bytz

COMMUNITY CHRONICLE
Montreal community marks 81st anniversary of Holodomor
Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev speaks at University of Scranton

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