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  • Chrystia Freeland: Ukrainian election marks end of one struggle, new phase of another

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    http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/05/26/chrystia_freeland_ukrainian_election_marks_end_of_one_struggle_new_phase_of_another.html
    Chrystia Freeland: Ukrainian election marks end of one struggle, new phase of another
    The clear outcome of Sunday’s presidential election was a validation of Ukraine’s so-called “dignity revolution,” but many challenges remain for the country’s new president.
    By: Chrystia Freeland Published on Mon May 26 2014

    Sunday’s election was the last day of the maidan, the remarkable, self-organized, unanticipated popular


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    Ukraine has to defend itself, patriarch says [Globe and Mail]

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ukraine-has-to-defend-itself-patriarch-says/article18595309/

    It was late January and the uprising in Kiev had turned bloody. Negotiations between the protesters and the Yanukovych government had proven futile. And the Ministry of Culture had just days before threatened to punish the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church if its clergy kept praying with protesters in Independence Square.
    Demonstrators had no trust in their


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    Ukrainian officials visit Oakville Those familiar with Ukraine prepare for the worst [InsideHalton.com]

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    http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4509943-ukrainian-officials-visit-oakville/
    Ukrainian officials visit Oakville
    Those familiar with Ukraine prepare for the worst

    Paul Grod, national president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, was present when Patriarch Sviatoslav, (Shevchuk), the Archbishop Major of Kyiv and the world-wide spiritual leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, visited Oakville’s St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Wednesday. Grod is among 13 Canadians banned from


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    CTV News Channel: What’s Putin trying to do?

    Ukrainian Canadian Congress president Paul Grod says Putin’s terms are “laughable” and his peace talks are a “show”.
    VIDEO:
    http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=316265


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    Ukraine faces many challenges – anti-Semitism is not one of them [Globe & Mail]

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/ukraine-faces-many-challenges-anti-semitism-is-not-one-of-them/article17720817/
    PAUL GROD AND SHIMON FOGEL
    Contributed to The Globe and Mail

    Published Sunday, Mar. 30 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
    Last updated Sunday, Mar. 30 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
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    The moment went unnoticed by much of the world’s media, but it underlined the long-standing constructive relationship that has existed between Ukraine’s Jews and Ukrainians, an alliance that has only strengthened


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    VIDEO: U.S. steps up sanctions on Russia [CBC News]

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    http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Politics/Power+%26+Politics/ID/2443379212/
    U.S. steps up sanctions on Russia
    CBC’S Rosemary Barton speaks with Paul Grod, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, who is travelling with PM Harper to Kyiv on Friday
    LINK: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Politics/Power+%26+Politics/ID/2443379212/
     
    Video courtesy of CBC.CA


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    Sens owner Melynk urges Canadian action on Ukraine [Globe & Mail]

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/sens-owner-melynk-urges-canadian-action-on-ukraine/article17626045/
    Sens owner Melynk urges Canadian action on Ukraine
    KATHRYN BLAZE CARLSON
    OTTAWA — THE GLOBE AND MAIL
    Last updated Friday, Mar. 21 2014, 10:29 PM EDT
     
    Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators, stands in the visitors gallery as he is recognized in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill (FRED CHARTRAND/The Canadian Press)
     
    Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk stood


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    Bob Onyschuk: A broken promise to protect Ukraine sovereignty [National Post]

    Bob Onyschuk, National Post | March 12, 2014 |
    SOURCE:
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/03/12/bob-onyschuk-a-broken-promise-to-protect-ukraine-sovereignty/
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing the imperialist card. His clear, naked military aggression in Crimea lies beyond all accepted norms. It is behaviour that may be spoken of in the same breath as Hitler’s occupation of Sudetenland, and the Soviet Union’s invasion of Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in


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    “NATO’s guarantees to Ukraine face test” by Lubomyr Luciuk [Winnipeg Free Press]

    Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION

    NATO’s guarantees to Ukraine face test

    By: Lubomyr Luciuk

    3 March 2014

    He was born on July 9, 1950. I was born on the same date in 1953. So we share an astrological sign. I’d say the stars worked out better for me. He’s a billionaire, whereas I certainly am not, but I am


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    Canada Welcomes Presidential Transition in Ukraine [Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada]

    To view this document on the department website, please click on the following link:
    http://www.international.gc.ca/media/aff/news-communiques/2014/02/24a.aspx
    Canada Welcomes Presidential Transition in Ukraine
    February 24, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement welcoming the confirmation of Oleksander Turchinov as Ukraine’s acting president:
    “The Ukrainian parliament acted legitimately in naming Speaker Turchinov as acting president pending the May 25 elections,


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