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About time Yad Vashem finally recognized Metropolitan Sheptytsky as “Righteous Among the Nations”

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. As we reported last week, the movement to get the Holocaust Remembrance Center “Yad Vashem” to honour Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky as...

Trump shows a flagrant disdain for Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On January 31, the United States Senate voted 51-49 to block any witnesses from being called in to testify in President...

Zelenskyy honors Holocaust survivors, while Putin dishonors them

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. January 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This was the day chosen by the United Nations General Assembly 15 years ago...

Iran must shoulder the blame for UIA Flight PS752 shootdown

But tensions created by U.S. escalation of conflict also played a role Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. It was the greatest Canadian disaster since June 23, 1985,...

Looking Back at 2019

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. 2019 has been a tumultuous year for both Ukraine and our community here in Canada. There have been highs and lows,...

State Bureau of Investigation – not Poroshenko – guilty of treason

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. No “red lines” were crossed at the December 9 Paris Summit bringing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir...

Edmonton Jewish News fuels the flames of ethnic discord

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. During the night of December 9-10, vandals desecrated the monument to UPA Supreme Commander Roman Shukhevych, which is located at...

U of A must dismiss Holodomor denier

Marco Levytsky, NP-UN Editorial Writer. The University of Alberta is shamelessly neglecting its responsibility to confront the hatemongering expressed by one of its lecturers, by...

Chrystia Freeland is a Prime Minister-in-Waiting

Marco Levytsky, NP-UN Editorial Writer. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s widely-expected decision to appoint Chrystia Freeland as his Deputy Prime Minister is both a very welcome...

Repercussions of the Holodomor reverberate today

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. This Saturday, November 23, people around the world commemorate the horrendous act of genocide which has come down in history to...

B.C. finally passes Holodomor Bill

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Ten years after such legislation was initially introduced, and 12 years after the Ukrainian community in that province first started advocating...

Election results good for Ukrainian community

But expose a giant rift that threatens national unity. Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On October 21 the ruling Liberals saw their parliamentary majority reduced to a...

Steinmeier formula is capitulation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s decision to start negotiations for peace with the Russian Federation on the basis of what is known...

A tribute to Borys Wrzesnewskyj

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. As we have mentioned in previous editorials, this year the the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group (CUPFG) is losing three of its...

A tribute to retiring MP Linda Duncan

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Since its inception in 2005, the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group (CUPFG) has proved to be an invaluable tool in promoting and...

Trump belittled, bullied, blackmailed and blindsided Zelenskyy

Marco Levytsky, National Affairs Editor. Remember those days when we used to complain that Ukraine was not getting enough attention in the world’s media? Well...

Setting the record straight about Sambir Memorial Complex

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. National Post Report Distorts Facts, Regurgitating Russian Propaganda On September 16, the National Post printed a grossly biased piece of Russian propaganda...

Assessing Zelenskyy’s first 100 days

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. It has become customary to assess any new leader after the first 100 days of his or her term. Thus, it...

How deep is Putin’s hold over Trump?

Marco Levytsky, NP-UN Editorial Writer. Last week we commented on U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to re-admit the Russian Federation to the G-7, creating a...

No place for Russian Federation in G-7

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On the eve of the G-7 summit, which was held in Biarritz, France, August 24-26, U.S. President Donald Trump once again...

Freeland makes a nuanced response to ethics report

Marco Levytsky, NP-UN Editorial Writer. On August 14, with just over two months to go before Canadians head to the polls to elect a new...

A tribute to retiring Senator Raynell Andreychuk

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On August 14, the Ukrainian Canadian community lost one of its most effective parliamentarians when Senator Raynell Andreychuk reached the mandatory...

Zelenskyy’s massive mandate has potential for both reform and abuse

Marco Levytsky, NP-UN Editorial Writer. Final results of the July 21 elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and media reports on the single-mandate constituencies...

Achieving Sürgünlik recognition, a tribute to Wrzesnewskyj’s tenacity

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. After two-and-a-half years and three attempts, it looks like Canada will finally join Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania in recognizing Soviet dictator...

A tribute to Mark Warawa

Marco Levytsky, National Affairs Editor. Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley-Aldergrove, B.C. died on June 20 at the age of 69, only a few...

Hungary’s family program should be considered in its own merit

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. (From an idea suggested by NP-UN Board Secretary Roman Kravec). There has been an ever-increasing trend towards political polarization in the...

Ukrainian Canadians played a major role in D-Day

Marco Levytsky, National Affairs Editor. Thousands of Canadians descended upon Juno Beach near the French town of Courseulles-sur-Mer in Normandy on June 6, just as...

Can Ukraine afford to give Zelenskiy another blank cheque?

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. Since his inauguration two weeks ago, Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has wasted no time in setting out his agenda....

Genocide recognition is not a political football

Marco Levytsky, National Affairs Editor. The Conservatives’ decision to deny unanimous consent to Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj’s motion to designate May 18 of each year...

Press Freedom Day Underscores the Necessity of Independent Media

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. May 3 marked the 26th annual United Nations Press Freedom Day. On this day, we: Celebrate the fundamental principles of...

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