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The View From Here: Hryts and the Coronavirus

Volodymyr Kish. I heard last week that the Coronavirus had finally reached Ukraine, and as I have no shortage of family still living there, I...

Zelenskyy’s cabinet changes are disturbing

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s recent cabinet shuffle has been met with considerable criticism in the media. Many pundits view this as a...
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Десятиліття мовно-культурного геноциду

Володимир Бандура, Львів. Не буду торкатися економічного боку проблеми занепаду української промисловості та аграрного комплексу, яку за десятиліття створив проросійський режим Кучми, що закінчився роздачею...

The View From Here: Course correction

Volodymyr Kish. Big changes took place in the Ukrainian government last week. President Zelenskyy replaced his Prime Minister and many of his cabinet ministers in...

Celebrating Shevchenko’s immortal legacy

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...

The View From Here: Indigenous affairs

Volodymyr Kish. Canada has been experiencing some significant discomfort these past few weeks as a result of protests and blockades of railways lines primarily by...

Russians continue perpetuating myths about Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. In the first interview since his February 18 dismissal as the “gray cardinal” overseeing the Kremlin’s policy regarding Ukraine, Vladislav Surkov...

The View From Here: Parish Chronicles

Volodymyr Kish. This past Sunday I had the honour of chairing the annual general meeting of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church here...

Combatting Russian propaganda in the English-language media

Ukraine must take full advantage of a very valuable resource it has in the North American Diaspora Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Recently interns from the Canada...

The View From Here: Zellenials

Volodymyr Kish. Last year’s stunning victory by Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine’s Presidential election with 73% of the votes cast marked a seismic shift in Ukrainian...

ТУТ І ТАМ: Курси Канадознавства

Просування знання про Україну - завдання, що йому присвятилися редактори і читачі цієї газети від першого числа виданого 90 років тому. Збірки «на Сарсель»...

The View From Here: Zemlya

Volodymyr Kish. Back in 1930, master Ukrainian filmmaker Oleksandr Dovzhenko made the widely acclaimed film “Zemlya” (Earth) in which he portrayed the Ukrainian peasants’ deep...

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...

The View From Here: It’s a dog’s life

Volodymyr Kish. Social media outlets in Ukraine this past week have gone to the dogs, literally. It all started when a member of Ukraine’s parliament...

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...

The View From Here: Election hangovers

Volodymyr Kish. As we all know, Petro Poroshenko lost the Presidential election in Ukraine last year by an overwhelming majority to newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The...

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...

The View From Here: The only truth is music

Volodymyr Kish. America’s famous itinerant beat poet and philosopher Jack Kerouac once said, “The only truth is music”. I know well what he meant. Words...

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,...

The View From Here: Collateral damage

Volodymyr Kish. Last week’s news was dominated by the crash of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 shortly after it left Tehran airport in Iran...

The View From Here: Traditions

Volodymyr Kish. I look forward to the Ukrainian Christmas season each year with both joyful anticipation and no small amount of apprehension as well. That...

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,...

The View From Here: Year-End Hryts

Volodymyr Kish. Newspapers and journalists are prone at the end of each year to writing tendentious reviews on the key events that transpired over the...
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The View From Here: Panakhyda reflections

Volodymyr Kish. I went to another Panakhyda this past week. As most of you know, a Panakhyda is a Ukrainian religious service commemorating the passing...

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...

The View From Here: Friends or interests?

Volodymyr Kish. Charles DeGaulle is reputed to have once said that “No nation has friends, only interests.” In this he was paraphrasing a still earlier...

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...

The View From Here: How do you say that in Ukrainian?

Volodymyr Kish. One of the big developments in Ukraine over the past few years has been the rapid growth of people using the Internet, and...

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...

The View From Here: The burdens of victimization

Volodymyr Kish. This past week has been a somewhat sad and solemn one for me. This is of course the time of year when Ukrainians...

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