понеділок, 7 вересня 2015 р.

Correcting inaccuracies

I should like to commend Tadeusz Olszanski on a relatively even commentary entitled “Ukraine's wartime nationalism.” There are however several inaccuracies and at least two have caught my attention in particular. The first ascribes “crimes” to the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) “not only those against ethnic Poles” and the second characterizes the scale of fighting of the UPA against the Third Reich as “exaggerated beyond measure.”

неділя, 31 травня 2015 р.

The pitfalls of not doing your homework

Investigative and analytical journalists who take on historical issues venture into delicate territory and often leave open the possibility of historical inaccuracy, thus weakening their conclusions. As the saying goes, the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Linda Kinstler in “Politico” recently presented a primer on the pitfalls of not doing your homework.

неділя, 26 квітня 2015 р.

American Blind Patriotism in Boxing


Competitive sport is a wonderful phenomenon evoking myriad individual and collective emotions, often positive affection and sometimes negative hostility. For the participant it is an opportunity not only to achieve self fulfillment, but often to make money in the process.  For the spectator, it is a release, an opportunity to feel good about being a fan and belonging to a group local or national.

субота, 18 квітня 2015 р.

UABA STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF RUSSIAN ATTORNEY MARK FEYGIN

     The Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA) is a national bar association created in 1977 whose members are U.S. judges, attorneys and law students of Ukrainia descent and those American attorneys who share the UABA’s goals and dedication to the rule of law.  Our Association has a very deep interest in upholding the ability of our colleagues in other countries to represent clients without being intimidated, harassed or penalized by their
government for exercising their profession obligations on behalf of their clients.

пʼятниця, 17 квітня 2015 р.

Statement on Recognizing the European Perspective for the Eastern Partnership States


We, the member organizations of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Georgian National Platform are looking forward to the upcoming Riga Summit with special interest.

The Summit, which will take place in the wake of Russian aggression, armed activities, occupation and annexation of territories in response to the European choice declared by the Ukrainian people, should answer the question how the unified Europe sees the future of the rest of the Europe.

понеділок, 30 березня 2015 р.

Politics in Sports

Recently,  one year after Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation,  a celebratory President Putin admitted that Crimea was of interest to him prior to the so called referendum which had been the ostensible basis for annexation. Putin boasted that the subject of Crimea's return to Russia came up when he acted in February 2014 to save the life of Ukraine's ousted president Yanukovich who was on the run, abandoned and about to be captured by the Ukrainians.  It was then, according to Putin, that he gave the order to reunite Crimea with the motherland and personally acted as commander-in-chief. The concept of reunification itself is specious as Russian connection with Crimea is historically tenuous and replete with crimes.