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Crucial Weapons In The Defense Of Ukraine

Published in Politics
Thursday, 23 July 2015 03:10

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is an assault on the vision that emerged from the end of the Cold War of a Europe whole, free and at peace.

What steps might Germany take to help resolve the Ukraine crisis?

Published in Politics
Monday, 27 April 2015 10:43

Samir Tata argues that Berlin should try and ensure that the country 1) retains its territorial integrity, 2) adapts a dual economic system, much like Hong Kong and China, 3) adopts a federal governmental structure similar to the US model, and more.

Preparing For Trench Warfare In Ukraine

Published in Politics
Sunday, 05 April 2015 15:51

On the edge of the city here, members of the 37th Mechanized Infantry Battalion are living in cramped bunkers sunk about 8 feet into the black earth of farm fields.

Putin Approved Ukraine Invasion Before Kiev Government Collapsed

Published in Politics
Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:34

A Russian newspaper claims to have an official government strategy document outlining the invasion of Ukraine that was prepared weeks before the Ukrainian government collapsed last year.

Kremlin Orchestrated 2014 Kiev Sniper Attacks

Published in Politics
Saturday, 21 February 2015 17:02

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused the Kremlin Friday of direct involvement in the sniper deaths of anti-Russian protesters last year in Kiev's Maidan Square.

Ukraine seeks Canadian help - Envoy hopes for further assistance

Published in Canada
Monday, 09 February 2015 05:17

Ukraine's top diplomat in Ottawa says Canada "can do more" to help his country, as Western nations debate providing weapons and other "lethal" military aid to government forces fighting Russianbacked rebels in eastern Ukraine.

The Minsk Protocol And The Future Of Ukraine

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:53

There are two phases of the Ukraine Crisis. The first phase dates from November 20, 2013 when the government of President Viktor Yanukovych suspended Ukraine’s Association Agreement (AA) talks with the European Union (EU). The second phase is from February 22, 2014 when President Yanukovych was ousted from office in a coup d’état orchestrated by anti-regime demonstrators and opposition parties against his suspension of the AA talks with the EU. According to the Ukrainian Government, the suspension was informed by the need to assess the economic cost of signing the AA vis-à-vis Russo-Ukrainian trade.

Putin Caught In His Own Ukraine Dilemma

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:24

The chilly meeting between Vladimir Putin and Western leaders at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, over the weekend was a reminder of ongoing tensions between Russia and the West.

Why Ukraine's Revolution Remains Unfinished

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:43

In the afternoon of February 20, after the morning’s dead had been cleared away, Volodymyr Melnychuk arrived outside Kiev’s October palace.

The prisoner swap between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists appeared fair enough

Published in Politics
Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:37

On a deserted stretch of highway along the front line, each side released 28 captives, observing a principle of numerical parity.

Under the watchful eyes of mediators from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the prisoners walked past one another to freedom.

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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.