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Renewed Fighting in Ukraine has Claimed the Lives of Dozens of Civilians and Soldiers

Published in War
Friday, 21 August 2015 05:13

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin have both called emergency war councils since Aug. 4, as the ceasefire and diplomacy have further broken down.

Mother Of Ukraine Pilot Jailed In Russia Seeks Global Help

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 07:14

The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.

Boris Nemtsov Joins List Of Dead Vladimir Putin Critics

Published in World
Sunday, 01 March 2015 16:03

Russia’s top investigative body says it is looking for a motive in the slaying of prominent opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who joins at least six other critics of Vladimir Putin who have died since his first term as president.

What Russia Is Up To In Ukraine

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:43

Many Westerners find Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine mystifying. It has brought Russia economic woe (sanctions and a shattered credit rating) and international isolation.

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine Engaged in Crucial Peace Talks

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:56

The talks, brokered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, aim to negotiate a deal to end the hostilities between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists that have killed more 5,300 people since April.

Britain accused Vladimir Putin of acting like a "tyrant" over Ukraine

Published in World
Monday, 09 February 2015 04:56

The comments, by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, were his toughest yet on Russia and came after he rejected a suggestion that Britain had become an "irrelevance" because it wasn't directly involved in talks with Putin to end the Ukraine crisis.

Russian Leaders Must be Blind if They Keep Denying that Forces from their Country Have Crossed the Border

Published in Politics
Friday, 06 February 2015 16:40

"If they need, I can give them my glasses," Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, removing black frames from his face and holding them up to reporters.

President Vladimir Putin has Renewed His All-Out Military Assault in Ukraine

Published in World
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 16:41

It has been clear since the initial conquest of Crimea and the Donbass that the next phase would be the establishment of a land corridor through southern Ukraine to Crimea.

Putin Must Be Stopped. And Sometimes Only Guns Can Stop Guns

Published in Politics
Monday, 02 February 2015 16:20

The time for diplomacy will come again, but it is not now: Ukraine urgently needs military support, and a counter to Russian propaganda.

Angela Merkel: 2015 G7 Meeting in Bavaria without Putin

Published in EU
Friday, 16 January 2015 02:51

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be invited to attend the next meeting of G7 nations, according to comments made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will host the 2015 summit in Bavaria this June.

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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.