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  • CBC News: Manitobans hold rally in support of Ukraine protesters

    CBC News Posted: Dec 02, 2013 10:26 PM CT Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitobans-hold-rally-in-support-of-ukraine-protesters-1.2448636 Hundreds gathered on the front steps of the Manitoba legislature on Monday evening to support protesters in Ukraine who want the country to be part of the European Union. The massive protests in Ukraine began after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich decided not to sign a trade [&hellip


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    CTV News: Protestors in Ukraine demand president’s resignation after failed EU deal

    SOURCE: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/protestors-in-ukraine-demand-president-s-resignation-after-failed-eu-deal-1.1567152 KYIV Ukraine — Around 10,000 protesters crowded into the centre of Ukraine’s capital Friday night to demand the president’s resignation after he shelved a landmark agreement with the European Union in favour of closer ties with Russia. An estimated 2,000 police in helmets and riot gear surrounded the demonstrators on Independence Square. There were [&hellip


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    Article: “Ukraine trade talks in limbo, say sources” (Embassy News)

    Source: http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2013/08/14/ukraine-trade-talks-in-limbo-say-sources/44319?page_requested=2 But the embassy also noted that Ukraine has just proposed the change, but not yet acted on it.  Ukraine would like to renegotiate the import duties on things like meat, fruits and vegetables, and tractors, said the official, adding that other countries also review their tariffs. “We are talking with them, they express their [&hellip


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    Canada needs to nudge Ukraine toward EU (Winnipeg Free Press)

    Source: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/canada-needs-to-nudge-ukraine-toward-eu-218951971.html By: Oksana Bashuk Hepburn Posted: 08/9/2013 Europe is waiting to hear whether its largest country, Ukraine, will join the EU or Russia on a free-trade agreement. If recent exchanges between President Viktor Yanukovych and his Russian counterpart are indicative, there is a definite turn towards the EU. But there’s a hitch. The EU needs Ukraine to [&hellip


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    ARTICLE: Holodomor teaches us about ruthless, unchecked power [The Windsor Star]

    http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/04/25/in-its-80th-anniversary-year-holodomor-teaches-about-ruthless-unchecked-power/ It’s just one room and it was to have housed a prominent gallery to inform about one of the world’s greatest human rights tragedies, the Holodomor. Josef Stalin imposed that famine to starve Ukrainians into submission. Millions died in 1932 and 1933 while Europe mutely, sometimes knowingly, consumed confiscated wheat. The Holodomor, we are [&hellip


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    Where is Canada’s strategy to help Ukraine? [Winnipeg Free Press]

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/where-is-canadas-strategy-to-help-ukraine-205352401.html Since the tumultuous days of the Orange revolution, Ukraine has lost a lot of its newsworthy cachet. Aside from some isolated items about oligarchs or unseemly parliamentary practices (such as locking up the leader of the opposition), not a lot of attention has been paid to Ukraine’s evolving “strategic position.” As one former senior [&hellip


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    “Ukrainian Canadian Congress unhappy with Winnipeg human rights museum” [Maclean’s]

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/04/11/ukrainian-canadian-congress-unhappy-with-winnipeg-human-rights-museum/ WINNIPEG – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress says the planned Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg isn’t doing enough to recognize their people’s suffering and struggles. In a news release Thursday, the congress says that a decade ago, the museum’s founders promised a permanent display about the Holodomor, Joseph Stalin’s man-made famine of the [&hellip


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    Remembering the Holodomor – Robert Sopuck, MP

    Remembering the Holodomor Robert Sopuck, MP Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette Chair Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group  As Chair of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary friendship group and a Member of Parliament from a riding where Ukrainian heritage runs deep, I want to take a moment to remember the victims of the Holodomor Genocide. As we approach the anniversary of what [&hellip


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    Professor calls for firsthand accounts of the Holodomor [Article – thenewspaper.ca]

    Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture aims to ‘bring survivors back to life’ http://www.thenewspaper.ca/the-news/item/996-professor-calls-for-firsthand-accounts-of-the-holodomor Written by  Odessa Kelebay    Rutgers University Political Science Professor Alexander Motyl delivers Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture. Friday, November 9 at the Munk Centre.   Nearly six years since the Ukrainian parliament criminalized the denial of 1930s inflicted famine, Political Science [&hellip


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    Article – “A Ukrainian quest to shed light on horror Soviets kept in the dark” (The Globe & Mail)

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/a-ukrainian-quest-to-shed-light-on-horror-soviets-kept-in-the-dark/article5414086/?cmpid=rss1 PAUL WALDIE The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Nov. 18 2012, 12:00 AM EST Last updated Monday, Nov. 19 2012, 7:07 AM EST When Ukrainian historian Stanislav Kulchytskyi began poring through thousands of declassified secret police files in Kiev, he felt as if his eyes had finally been opened. The files contained reports, letters, telegrams and [&hellip


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