A forceful response

This has been an unusually busy and eventful week for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.  Having visited the United States a few weeks earlier, he began his week by flying back to the United States to address the 76th United Nations General Assembly on September 22, where he pleaded with world leaders to do more to help end Russia’s war against Ukraine.

In memory of George Sawchak

Dear Editor:

On August 21, the sad news of the passing of George Sawchak stunned the Ukrainian as well as the American communities. I speak for all of his friends, coworkers and all those who had the privilege to know him when I say that this was a man of honor, integrity, commitment and compassion.

A note of thanks to our readers

The staff of The Ukrainian Weekly expresses sincere thanks to all of our readers and social media supporters for their positive reactions to our 30th anniversary issue published on August 22. Space limitations did not allow us to publish all of the information we would have liked, and more coverage of the events leading up to the declaration of Ukraine’s independence on August 24, 1991, can be found in our newspaper’s digital archive.

Chetniks, trust and more

I spent the summer of 1943 on a farm owned by my parents in Parkville, Mich. Mother loved movies, so on many a Friday afternoon mom, my sister Vera and I would trek over to highway M60 and wait to wave down the Detroit to Chicago Greyhound bus. It took us to Three Rivers, Mich., which had a movie theater. As soon as the movie ended, we’d walk to a restaurant where the Chicago to Detroit Greyhound passengers were enjoying a rest stop. The driver agreed to take us to the road which led to Parkville, Mich. Mom always found a way to watch a movie.

UAB Steering Committee releases statement following Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s White House meeting

The following statement was released by Ukrainian Americans for Biden (UAB) on September 14 following the working visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the United States.  

The meeting between Ukrainian Presi­dent Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House, as well as President Zelenskyy’s meetings with key Cabinet officials and Congress­ional leaders in Washington was a solid success with tangible results. The most important outcome: U.S.-Ukraine relations are back on solid ground. The agreements signed and decisions made during the working visit advance U.S.-Ukraine relations. Ukrainian Americans for Biden (UAB) welcomes the return to normalcy and stability in a relationship both exploited and neglected by the previous administration.

Crippling NS2

We knew that it would take some time to see whether Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy did enough to persuade U.S. President Joe Biden during their White House meeting on September 1 that the U.S. president needed to do more to help Ukraine fend off a barrage of ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine.  That belligerence has taken on various forms, be it via Russia’s design to use the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as an economic weapon against Ukraine, or through an all-out war in eastern Ukraine, where the country’s military has come under increasing assault in recent weeks.

Archeparchy of Philadelphia issues statement commemorating victims of September 11

The following statement was released on September 11 by the Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

On September 11, 2001, the United States of America experienced the darkest hour in its recent history – the deadly terrorist attack that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people.

Two crucial details missing from the story on Zelenskyy’s visit to Stanford University

Dear Editor:

I read with interest Roman Tymotsko’s report about Ukrainian President Volody­myr Zelenskyy’s speech at Stanford Univer­sity that appeared in the September 12 issue of The Ukrainian Weekly. Regret­tably, the reporter missed two crucial details. Introducing President Zelenskyy, Michael McFaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, emphasized the historical significance of the fact that this was the first visit of a Ukrainian president to Stanford University.

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