A need for the printed word and free speech

Dear Editor:
As a long-time reader of your worthy newspaper, I wish to echo the sentiments of Bishop Basil H. Losten and Darian Diachok concerning the importance of the printed word and editorial policies, expressed in the March 14 issue of The Ukrainian Weekly.

Time to pass judgment on Trump

Dear Editor:

It must be clear to all Ukrainians that Russian President Vladimir Putin is Ukraine’s enemy. Unless Ukrainians are content with Ukraine being a “little Russia” or “that Ukraine is part of ‘the Russian world,’” which The Weekly noted is Moscow’s stance, Ukrainians must accept former President Donald Trump also is Ukraine’s enemy.

A smoke screen to cover “elephant in the room”

Dear Editor:

I received the February 21 issue of The Weekly just two days ago. Hence my “tardy” comments relative to Marco Levytsky’s column about President Joe Biden’s executive orders. More specifically, I wish to address the issue of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Critics need to be more careful, cautious and informed

Dear Editor:

I would like to address a recent letter to the editor criticizing Mr. Mirchuk’s and Mr. Martyniuk’s earlier letters on Crimea and Nord Stream 2. The letter was written by Dr. Lomacky (March 14, 2021). Unfortuna­tely, space limitations do not allow a full elaboration.

A call for a more festive annual celebration of Shevchenko

I have just finished reading a wonderful article by Alex Kuzma on Shevchenko. I understand that Ukrainians remember Shevchenko in a very serious and somber manner, but I have also spent time in Scotland and the Scots honor Robert Burns by having a dinner, a few drinks and reading Burns’ poetry (and listening to a tune on the bagpipes!).

A return to civilized debate

Dear Editor:

Kudos for publishing the two recent think pieces by Slavko Martyniuk and George Woloshyn. Knowing both writers personally, I know their views often diverge. But they’re worth reading precisely because they express themselves coherently, factually and with old-fashioned good writing style. As a society, we could benefit from a return to civilized debate.

Kudos to Alex Kuzma for “Rethinking Shevchenko”

Dear Editor:

Thank you, Alex Kuzma, for your excellent article “Rethinking Shevchenko” (March 5). The article, a keeper, should be read by today’s students attending Ridna Shkola (and, hopefully, making their own Shevchenko memories). Passaic, N.J.