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  • Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group expresses concerns over recent prosecution of Ukraine’s opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko

    Robert Sopuck, MP Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette News Release August 30, 2011 Ottawa— Robert Sopuck, Chair of the all-party Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, issued the following statement in response to the arrest in Ukraine of Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister and current leader of the opposition. “I am deeply concerned by the seemingly politically motivated prosecution, and [&hellip


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    Protest Grows over Tymoshenko Arrest

    Minister Baird Expresses Concern Over Arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine August 6, 2011 Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement in response to the arrest in Ukraine of Yulia Tymoshenko, former prime minister and currently a member of the opposition: “Canada is concerned by the apparently politically motivated persecution, and [&hellip


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    Teaching kids about the horrors of life [Winnipeg Free Press]

    Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION Teaching kids about the horrors of life By: Nick Martin Posted: 07/9/2011 1:00 AM | HOW do teachers teach kids about horrendous events such as the Holodomor, in which Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin engineered a famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the early 1930s? Or the internment of Canadians of Ukrainian [&hellip


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    “At first, only the bravest settled in Canada” [Article – Ottawa Citizen]

    via http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/first+only+bravest+settled+Canada/5038453/story.html At first, only the bravest settled in Canada BY OKSANA BASHUK HEPBURN, OTTAWA CITIZEN – JULY 2, 2011 When Canada was merely 24 years old, two settlers arrived from Ukraine. Today, the Canadian census counts 1.2 million claiming Ukrainian heritage. Leaving Ukraine for Canada 120 years ago was akin to settling on the moon; [&hellip


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    Chornobyl New Stories [LINKS]

    News Stories Courtesy of Google Alerts Chernobyl memorial campaign starts in Ukraine Xinhua KIEV, April 26 (Xinhua) — President Viktor Yanukovych said Ukraine was no longer alone in combating the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, as memorial services marking the accident’s 25th anniversary began early Tuesday. … See all stories on this topic » === Victims of [&hellip


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    Survivors of a meltdown: 25 years after Chernobyl

    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/979228–survivors-of-a-meltdown-25-years-after-chernobyl Leslie Ferenc Staff Reporter NOTE: This article has been edited from a previous version. As the Japanese recover from the devastation of a tsunami and the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Ukrainians worldwide prepare to mark the 25th anniversary of the another nuclear disaster – Chernobyl. Victims and survivors will be remembered at a [&hellip


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    Article: Survivors of a meltdown: 25 years after Chernobyl [Toronto Star]

    April 22, 2011 Leslie Ferenc http://www.thestar.com/printarticle


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    Mistrusting Yanukonomics [via WORLD AFFAIRS]

    Mistrusting Yanukonomics You gotta see things in perspective, President Viktor Yanukovych’s apologists say. Sure, democracy may not be doing too well, but just look at the economy. Bold reforms are being adopted. Just give Yanukovych a few years, and Ukraine will become an Eastern European tiger. Growl. Were that the trade-off—less democracy, more growth—one might [&hellip


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    “Genocide” – Charles Lewis, National Post [ARTICLE]

    http://www.nationalpost.com/Genocide/4078581/story.html The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is intended to promote the idea that there exists no greater crime than the abuse of individuals because of their creed, colour or religion. It is also meant to convey the noble notion that such affronts should create revulsion in everyone, not just the victims. But some say [&hellip


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    Toronto Sun – “Stalin’s starvation of Ukraine omitted” [ARTICLE]

    LINK: http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/peter_worthington/2010/12/22/16650781.html#/news/columnists/peter_worthington/2010/12/22/pf-16650781.html With Christmas just two days away, this may seem an odd topic for the season of goodwill and joy. Then again, maybe not. The question begs: How can you have a federally-financed museum of human rights that does not included the Ukrainian Holodomor, the starvation of some seven million Ukrainians in 1932-33 by [&hellip


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