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…

Behind the Scenes and Sharing with the World

Montreal –  Any of you have ever read my materials here in the last couple of years are very well aware of my stance on what is going on in Ukraine. Though for those of you who have not, my work with media started after the death of Georgiy Gongadze when I started reporting from…

Twenty-five years ago – Chornobyl – Where were you?

For the most part anniversaries are usually a time for celebration, however, today is not one of those moments. Twenty five years ago today the world experienced something that it had never experienced before, a nuclear catastrophe that made Three Mile Island look like a spitting contest in a hurricane. In the light of the…

Montreal’s Ukrainian Festival Organizers have gone astray!

One of the first thing’s I received in my e-mail today was about the arrest and detention of Ukrainian historian Ruslan Zabiliy who just happened to working on a piece of history that Moscow and the current Moscow friendly regime in Ukraine would rather wish never existed. UPA or the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. This news…

Twenty years old and still fresh today – OPALNIY PRYNZ

Anyone who has taken the time to peruse the pages of my blog has probably already figured that I am an individual who can and has worn many different hats. At times I have received some positive commentary and encouragement while at others I have become engaged in heated debate. Nevertheless, I always try to…

Hitting the Airwaves Internationally With Kultural Capsule

Many years ago due to the barbaric political murder of a journalist friend of mine Georgiy Gongadze and the events that transpired over the months after his death, I was interviewed by a