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Putin must not be allowed to run rampant over Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Russian Federation continues to build up its military presence at the border with Ukraine causing extreme tension not only in...

The Psycho-ology of Putin

The Russians have in recent weeks begun rattling their sabres once again on Ukraine’s borders. Large movements of troops and military hardware have been...

Canada should take the lead in aiding Ukraine’s path to NATO

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Over the past few weeks the Russian Federation has been building up its armed presence along its border with Ukraine. This...

COVID lessons

We have now survived the scourge of COVID for more than year, and it would be an understatement to say that the experience has...

The Ukrainian garden

Spring has once again rolled around, and for many of us Ukrainians in the diaspora, that means it is time to get the garden...

Let the bells of freedom ring throughout Belarus

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. March 25 marked "Freedom Day" in Belarus. That is the day in 1918 that the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic (BNR in...

Biden is right to call Putin a killer

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Moscow has reacted angrily after U.S. President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” devoid of a human soul...

The Shevchenko phenomenon

If you are Ukrainian, March is Shevchenko month. Ever since I was a little tyke, I can remember that most of the month was...

Governments must be fair with places of worship

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. We have now lived with the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (Covid 19) pandemic for over a year. It was first identified in...

Lesya Ukrainka

Over the last several weeks I have seen much material in both digital and hardcopy media about Lesia Ukrainka, it having been the 150th...

Celebrating Shevchenko’s immortal legacy in Canada

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Every year, around March 9 (the date of his birth in 1814) and March 10 (the date of his death in...

Digging Ukraine!

Because of the constraints imposed by the COVID epidemic, I have been watching far more television than usual, and have used the opportunity to...

We welcome Zelenskyy’s moves against Medvedchuk and PrivatBank

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. With his personal popularity and that of his Servant of the People Party sinking to new lows, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has...

A bit of history

I took an unexpected little stroll into history this past week while browsing the digital archives of the Oshawa library on the Internet. I...

Time to get serious with Belarus sanctions

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Six months after fraudulent elections, thing just get worse Over six months have passed since the August 9 Belarus Presidential Elections, which...

An American tragedy

This past week, America underwent a trial by fire and came out wanting. I am speaking of course of Trump’s impeachment trial in the...

Canada should accept Ukraine’s offer to jointly investigate downing of UIA Flight 752

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On February 9, CBC News reported that it had obtained a recording of a man sources have identified as Iran’s foreign...

Generational change

A number of events in recent months have caused me to indulge in a little more introspection about the future and the past than...

Russian Imperialist Movement deserves terrorist designation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. When, on February 3, the Government of Canada placed 13 new groups on the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities, most...

Re-engineering democracy

For the past several centuries, people throughout this shrinking planet of ours have been indulging in democracy as the means by which human affairs...

Biden’s inauguration opens up a new chapter in Ukraine-U.S. relations

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has welcomed Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States, tweeting “I’m sure our relations will...

The View From Here By Volodymyr Kish: Truth or consequences

Last week, Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States, putting an end to four years of Trump-led turmoil, chaos and mind-boggling...

Construction of Energy East Pipeline can mitigate effects of Keystone cancellation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. To begin with, we must congratulate U.S. President Joe Biden upon his inauguration and acknowledge that this will have a positive...

Hryts’ and the Zaraza

I took the opportunity over the holidays to call my cousin Hryts in the eponymous little village of Pidkamin in Western Ukraine, a burg...

If Moscow wants a thaw – then let it take the first steps

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On January 11, Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail, reported that: “Two Canadian experts on Russia have...

Coups and consequences

For the past couple of centuries, the United States has played an important role on the world stage as an example of freedom and...

Time for Republicans to return to conscientious conservatism

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by...

A new year proposal for the government of Ukraine

Askold S. Lozynskyj. Ukraine's relationship with its Diaspora over the last almost thirty years has been manifestly positive, yet tangibly troubling. Meetings have been held...

The View From Here: Let’s not go back to normal

Volodymyr Kish. I am sure that most people, like myself, will not be sad to see the end of 2020. It was a year that...

Marking the first anniversary of UIA Flight PS752 shootdown

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. A year ago today (January 8), Iran fired two Russian-made TOR missiles at Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 just...

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