BY TIMOTHY SNYDER The history of statehood on the territory of Ukraine begins with two archetypically European encounters. Medieval statehood on the territory of today’s Ukraine, like that of France and England, includes an encounter with Vikings. The men from the north sought to establish a trade route between the Baltic and Black Seas, and…
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The Ukrainian Government Authorities Should Immediately Condemn All Forms of Glorification of StalinismMay 19th, 2011 | By pani
In a letter dated 18 May 2011, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) called upon the European community to demand that the Ukrainian government authorities immediately denounce the glorification of Stalinism and cease promoting symbols of the Communist totalitarian regime.
Ukraine inherited from the totalitarian communist regime the grim and lasting legacy of this nuclear catastrophe, whose destructive power transcended all borders. The efforts to deal with the aftermath of Chornobyl and the far‑reaching effects of the disaster exceed the abilities of any one country and call for the cooperation of the entire international community. Therefore, the Ukrainian World Congress calls on the international community to join together to address the consequences of the Chornobyl catastrophe.
An FBI report kept secret for 25 years said the Soviet Union “quite likely fabricated” evidence central to the prosecution of John Demjanjuk — a revelation that could help the defense as closing arguments resume Wednesday in the retired Ohio auto worker’s Nazi war crimes trial in Germany.
For the last few years in the pre-Yanukovich period of Ukraine’s history, the Holodomor has become a vibrant, albeit sometimes controversial subject at the United Nations in New York . Ukraine’s Permanent Mission at the UN with such Ukrainian community organizations as the Ukrainian World Congress, the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America over the years have conducted commemorative programs, issued statements, initiated the collection of signatures on Statements of member-states, all regarding the Holodomor.