Ban Hate Monger Valentina Lisitsia

Ukraine hate monger Valentina Lisitsia should be banned from entering Canada and performing anywhere in this country. This should be the stand of anyone who holds normal social values and abhors hate speech of any kind, period. I could not agree more with the president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress president Paul Grod who concluded…

Special Social Media Reach Offer

Do you have a social media reach of over 100K? If so you may consider lending your reach to an initiative by two Canadians. I was an expat in Ukraine for nearly ten years, my friend is still there. On June 18, 2014 Nadiya Savchenko was abducted by Russian backed terrorists and against the rules…

Andrei Sakharov’s Theory of Symmetry

It has been a quarter of a century since the passing of Andrei Sakharov a Nobel Prize winning physicist, dissident and civil rights activist, and I sometimes wonder how little has changed in Russia since then? Particularly since Russia’s invasion of Crimea and its incursion into the Donbass region with some of the finest of…

Dmytro Potekhin, a personal look at his abduction

  You can download the file here: Nash Holos Nanaimo 2014-1015 Hour2   When my friend Dmytro Potekhin was abducted on August 7, 2014 the situation in Ukraine became very personal. One of the reasons it became so personal was clear; he was a good friend of mine. The second reason that really kind of…

” Putin Khuylo ” or Putin’s Goebbels School of Propaganda

Language is a wonderful thing and the ability to communicate is fascinating. Very often phrases get lost in translation and rather than clarifing one point or another they become obfuscated. In particular a very new phrase – Putin Khuylo. The need to clearly communicate becomes even more challenging during times of crisis and war. Russia…

A Twenty-five Year Step Backwards

Oddly enough when I heard the latest news coming out of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, I practically fell off my proverbial horse, and still I’m trying to climb back on. You may be wondering what could shake me so much, though it really isn’t what is shaking me it is what is shaking…

Open Statement to the International Democratic Community from Ukraine

Kyiv: Dec.12, 2013 In the middle of the night, from 10 to 11 December 2013, Ukrainian special forces troops started another brutal attack on the peaceful demonstrators in Kyiv. Aside from the regular police, militia men were also widely involved, having been brought from the depressed cities of eastern Ukraine. Some of them were deployed…

Dear fellow citizens, policy makers and citizens of the world!

We, the citizens of Ukraine, are asking for your help and appealing for your support and solidarity. In Ukraine the power has been seized by a group of oligarchs leading by the President Yanukovych who violently dispersed peaceful demonstrations against the anti-Ukrainian policy of the President Yanukovych. In the early morning they attacked unarmed people…

Little change in Ukraine after 13 years

On this day thirteen years ago I can not be certain of what I was exactly doing, even though my memory surprises many sometime. For many of you who have read my musings you are probably wondering, “What is so special about September 16, 2000?” For the most part there was nothing special that happened…

Mukachiv mayor steps down, election investigation continues

by Vasyl Pawlowsky Special to The Ukrainian Weekly KYIV – The mayor of Mukachiv, Ernest Nuser, who had been announced as the winner of the highly contested mayoral election on April 15, tendered his resignation at a City Council meeting on the evening of May 28, reported TV5. Citing personal threats against both himself and…