The non-governmental organization (NGO) Ukraine-2050 welcomes the following “Joint Statement by Members of the European Parliament on increased tensions over Russia’s military build-up in eastern Ukraine” issued on April 2:
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is deeply concerned with Russia’s recent build-up of military forces at Ukraine’s border and violation of its ceasefire agreement. Equally troubling are the series of provocative statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin, other officials and Russian media personalities regarding Ukraine. All these developments have raised the prospect that Moscow might launch a new offensive in Ukraine.
Amid an ongoing pandemic currently spiking throughout the country and amid a growing threat of renewed Russian aggression and more Russian troops mobilizing along its northern, eastern and southern borders, Ukraine has simultaneously been tasked by Western allies with rooting out corruption and graft endemic throughout much of the country.
Let me preface my remarks with a caveat. This is a personal analysis but not anecdotal with few stereotypical examples and conclusions and, unfortunately, some bias. Also, this is a very sensitive topic, which may offend even some of my friends who are Jewish, those who are very thin skinned.
ByThe U.S. Committee on Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness |
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Committee on Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness (herein referred to as U.S. Holodomor Committee) has begun a national campaign to ask the Pulitzer Prize Board to reconsider their 2003 statement and finally admit that they made a mistake and negate the Pulitzer Prize awarded to Walter Duranty.
The editorial in last week’s issue of The Ukrainian Weekly focused on the rising level of violence occurring in Donbas. We noted that, according to a March 20 report by Radio Svoboda, it appeared that the number of “separatist” forces near the occupied towns of Horlivka and Mospino, both in the Donetsk region, had increased recently.
ByHalya Coynash / Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group |
A contemporary version of Marcin Niemöller’s famous words about the Nazis was seen recently at a protest. The placard read: “First they came for the journalists. We don’t know what happened after that.”
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.