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Ukraine boldly goes where no NATO member dared to go

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Kabul rescue operation demonstrates why Ukraine must be admitted to NATO’s MAP now As we reported in last week’s edition, Ukrainian special...

Why Crimea matters

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Crimean Platform is a bold and innovative diplomatic initiative launched by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to raise international attention to...

More Ukrainian monuments desecrated in Edmonton

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. During the night of Monday, August 9 to Tuesday, August 10, a vandal or vandals desecrated two Ukrainian monuments in Edmonton....

Reflect on, but also celebrate Canada Day

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. June 24 even more unmarked graves were found at the site of a residential school. This time there were 751 bodies...

Biden’s actions in support of Ukraine leave much to be desired

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. June 16 the eyes of the world were focussed on Geneva as the leaders of the two biggest nuclear superpowers met...

Support petition to revoke Duranty’s Pulitzer prize

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The U.S. Committee on Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness has started a petition calling upon the Pulitzer board to rescind New York Times...

If you’re going to go after Macdonald, then include Borden as well

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The discovery of 215 children’s bodies on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School has created shock waves right...

Make Lukashenka, Putin pay for plane hijacking

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Free World has reacted with outrage over Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s brazen act of air piracy in forcing an Irish...

Biden’s backtracking on Nord Stream 2 a gift to Putin

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Biden Administration’s decision to waive the sanctions on the Russian-German consortium constructing the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline which will markedly...

Chatham House exposes common Western myths about Russia

Marco Levytsky, editorial writer. May 13, the prestigious think tank, Chatham House, issued a comprehensive report which deconstructs 16 of the most prevalent myths that...

The Holy Mother has special meaning for Ukrainians

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Within the Catholic Church, the month of May is celebrated as “Mary’s Month,” a time of year when special devotions are...

Marking the 35th anniversary of Chornobyl

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. April 26 marked the 35th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe. On that day in 1986, two explosions at Reactor...

Putin must not be allowed to run rampant over Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Russian Federation continues to build up its military presence at the border with Ukraine causing extreme tension not only in...

Canada should take the lead in aiding Ukraine’s path to NATO

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Over the past few weeks the Russian Federation has been building up its armed presence along its border with Ukraine. This...

Let the bells of freedom ring throughout Belarus

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. March 25 marked "Freedom Day" in Belarus. That is the day in 1918 that the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic (BNR in...

Biden is right to call Putin a killer

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Moscow has reacted angrily after U.S. President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” devoid of a human soul...

Governments must be fair with places of worship

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. We have now lived with the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (Covid 19) pandemic for over a year. It was first identified in...

Celebrating Shevchenko’s immortal legacy in Canada

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Every year, around March 9 (the date of his birth in 1814) and March 10 (the date of his death in...

We welcome Zelenskyy’s moves against Medvedchuk and PrivatBank

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. With his personal popularity and that of his Servant of the People Party sinking to new lows, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has...

Time to get serious with Belarus sanctions

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Six months after fraudulent elections, thing just get worse Over six months have passed since the August 9 Belarus Presidential Elections, which...

Canada should accept Ukraine’s offer to jointly investigate downing of UIA Flight 752

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On February 9, CBC News reported that it had obtained a recording of a man sources have identified as Iran’s foreign...

Russian Imperialist Movement deserves terrorist designation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. When, on February 3, the Government of Canada placed 13 new groups on the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities, most...

Biden’s inauguration opens up a new chapter in Ukraine-U.S. relations

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has welcomed Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States, tweeting “I’m sure our relations will...

Construction of Energy East Pipeline can mitigate effects of Keystone cancellation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. To begin with, we must congratulate U.S. President Joe Biden upon his inauguration and acknowledge that this will have a positive...

If Moscow wants a thaw – then let it take the first steps

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On January 11, Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail, reported that: “Two Canadian experts on Russia have...

Time for Republicans to return to conscientious conservatism

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by...

Marking the first anniversary of UIA Flight PS752 shootdown

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. A year ago today (January 8), Iran fired two Russian-made TOR missiles at Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 just...

Looking back at 2020

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. When historians – and for that matter all of us – look back at 2020, the overriding event that will...

A blue Christmas today, but hope for tomorrow

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. I'll have a blue Christmas without you I'll be so blue just thinking about you Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won't...

Why it is so important to commemorate the Holodomor

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On Saturday November 28, Ukrainians and other people around the world will commemorate the horrendous act of genocide which has come...

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