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L Visa: How to File and Who Can Apply

L Visa: How to File and Who Can Apply

Before you can apply for an L-1A visa, you need to make sure you are eligible for it. It is only...

Canada quietly tiptoes into Ukraine-Russia war

Canada quietly tiptoes into Ukraine-Russia war

As debate over Canada’s role in the latest Iraq war rages, Ottawa is quietly being drawn into a second, more dangerous,...

Ukraine Forces Outmanned, Outgunned By Pro-Russian Rebels

Ukraine Forces Outmanned, Outgunned By Pro-Russian Rebels

Ukraine's recent losses to separatist forces underscore how much its military is outmanned and outgunned by an adversary backed by Russian...

US Inching Toward Sending Arms To Ukraine

US Inching Toward Sending Arms To Ukraine

The failure of a European-brokered ceasefire to put an end to the fighting in eastern Ukraine is likely to increase pressure...

Europe Throws Ukraine Under The Bus

Europe Throws Ukraine Under The Bus

The battle for Debaltseve is over. On February 18, Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, ordered his troops to withdraw from the...

Alex Len's Grandparents Can Hear the Gunfire from their Home in Eastern Ukraine, Where Russian-Backed Separatists

Alex Len's Grandparents Can Hear the Gunfire from their Home in Eastern Ukraine, Where Russian-Backed Separatists

Local police have abandoned his hometown, leaving gangs to roam the streets and terrorize residents. A half-world away, the 21-year-old center...

Canadian Immigration Main Source of Population Growth in Cities

Canadian Immigration Main Source of Population Growth in Cities

Montreal is now home to 4 million people. The latest population estimates from Statistics Canada upgraded the region’s population to 4,027,100...

Report To Allege Direct Kremlin Link To Ukraine Invasion

Report To Allege Direct Kremlin Link To Ukraine Invasion

The editor of a leading independent Russian newspaper says he plans this week to publish what purports to be an official...

John McCain said that the U.S. and Its Allies Haven’t Done Enough to Stop the Bloodshed in Eastern Ukraine

John McCain said that the U.S. and Its Allies Haven’t Done Enough to Stop the Bloodshed in Eastern Ukraine

“I’m ashamed of my country, I’m ashamed of my President and I’m ashamed of myself that I haven’t done more to...

Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Rally In Kharkiv, Ukraine

Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Rally In Kharkiv, Ukraine

The rally was one of several being held to mark a year since the Kiev uprising that led to the fall...

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Ukrainians (Ukrainian: українці, ukrayintsi) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, which is the sixth-largest nation in Europe. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term 'Ukrainians' to all its citizens. Also among historical names of the people of Ukraine Rusyns, Cossacks, etc. can be found. According to some dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people.

The Ukrainian diaspora is the global community of ethnic Ukrainians, especially those who maintain some kind of connection, even if ephemeral, to the land of their ancestors and maintain their feeling of Ukrainian national identity within their own local community.

A Ukrainian Canadian (Ukrainian: Український канадець, Україноканадець) refers to a Canadian of Ukrainian descent who is an immigrant to or a descendant born in Canada. In 2011, there were an estimated 1,209,085 persons of full or partial Ukrainian origin residing in Canada (mainly Canadian-born citizens) making them Canada's ninth largest ethnic group, and giving Canada the world's third-largest Ukrainian population behind Ukraine itself.

Ukrainian Americans (Ukrainian: Українці Америки, Українці у США) are Americans who are of Ukrainian ancestry. According to U.S. census estimates, in 2006 there were 961,113 Americans of Ukrainian descent representing 0.33% of the American population. The Ukrainian population of the United States is thus the second largest outside the former Soviet Union; only Canada has a larger Ukrainian community. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the metropolitan areas with the largest numbers of Ukrainian Americans are: New York City with 160,000 Ukrainians, Philadelphia with 60,000 Ukrainians, Chicago with 46,000 Ukrainians, Los Angeles with 34,000, Detroit with 33,000 Ukrainians, Cleveland with 26,000 and Indianapolis with 19,000.