As [Yaroslav] Hrytsak notes, “the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church accepted the authority of the Vatican but retained its Orthodox liturgy and dogmatic teachings. And this hybrid formation survived all the repressions in the Russian Empire and the USSR, being one of the most dynamic Christian churches in the world.”
Photo: Yaroslav Hrytsak, a historian at Ukrainian Catholic University
Our special guest is the Resident Representative in Ukraine
of the International Monetary Fund
Mr. Jerome Vacher
who will speak on
the IMF in Ukraine
in the current economic situation.
UBO Comment: Mr. Putin kept poking to see how much he could get away with. It appears he is now on the way to getting a definitive answer. The unanimous vote for the supply of lethal weapons cannot be ignored by the White House, no matter how much Barack Obama might like to do so. Obama knows full-well that ignoring a vote by both Republicans and his own Democrats could be a torpedo that would go a long way toward sinking Hillary Clinton’s election chances. What this proves is that the democratic system is alive and well in the United States and that the American people are now wide awake and ready to provide what Ukraine needs to protect itself. The wheels grind slowly – but they grind exceedingly fine!
Photo: British soldiers from 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment fire an anti-tank US built Javelin missile.
Accompanied by Foreign Minister Klimkin and Ambassador to the United States Chaly, President Petro Poroshenko makes a major address to the General Assembly opening session and combines that with an extremely busy round of bilateral meetings with world leaders.
As far as defeating Russia is concerned, the rabbi says that the problem isn’t Russia: it is Vladimir Putin. And “no one is eternal.” With his departure, many things could change. Those who think that people in the Donbas are pro-Russian are wrong: “believe me, they all want to live better in Ukraine than they can in Russia.”
Photo: Jakov Dov Blaikh, the chief rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine
Analyst: “Though industry has been considerably volatile in recent months, the general tendency remains in line with our initial projection for 2016 of 2.0% yoy, which we are sticking to.”
Russia has completed its parliamentary elections and at the same time opened a can of worms that may entangle the State Duma for many years. Brian Whitmore explains the intricacies that Russia brought upon itself by holding elections in illegally annexed territory in Crimea and areas still under illegal occupation in Ukraine.