“There is a more sinister element here that involves more than intolerant chauvinism used by Moscow to confuse it with legitimate nationalism.  It is another example of Russia and the secular Moscow Patriarchate causing division among Ukrainian Jews and Christians.”

Preparations for holding UEFA’s Euro 2012 football championship series in Ukraine and Poland are moving forward in a satisfactory manner. However, some of the costs and some of the other actions related to the events raise some interesting questions.

Paul Peter Jesep examines the upcoming meeting of President Viktor Yanukovych with leaders of all of Ukraine’s major Orthodox and Catholic church groups, a marked difference from his previous preferential treatment of the head of the Moscow Patriarchate.

The latest commentary by Paul Peter Jesep* takes the form of an open letter to President Viktor Yanukovych on the subject of assuring the president’s place in history.

Paul Peter Jesep welcomes the new head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church with the hope that cooperation between the Greek Catholics and the true Ukrainian Orthodox will be able to keep the Moscow Patriachate, anxious to claim and confiscate ancient Ukrainian holy sites, in check. 

Newspapers and magazines around the world have written articles and op-eds concerning the charges brought against former President Leonid Kuchma related to the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze. On March 31 The Economist chimed in with an article sub-titled “What lies behind the charging of a former president”.

Konstantin von Eggert describes himself as an “independent analyst and writer; Izvestia, BBC World Service and Exxon Mobil are among former employers.” Von Eggert pens a weekly column for RIA Novosti, the Russian state news service that is entitled, “Due West”.

Why Kuchma and why now? 2011/3/25 14:28:37

Ukrainians through decades of experience have learned to look behind the curtain in almost all things. The sudden interest of the Prosecutor General in connecting former President Leonid Kuchma with the Gongadze case is one of those things that meets with more than a little skepticism, not regarding Kuchma’s involvement but regarding the reasons this is a hot issue a decade after the crime.

Kyiv – the new Jerusalem 2011/3/24 10:11:10

In the following commentary by Bishop Jesep, he concludes, “Kyiv is the New Jerusalem.  Moscow is the Third Rome.” UBO believes you will find it interesting and thought-provoking reading.   

For most, the short-lived Hungarian revolution of 1956 is ancient history and has little connection with events in Libya today. However, one who has lived during both views the current situation with foreboding.

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