Issue No. 28
November 8, 2019
Saluting American and Ukrainian Veterans
National Journal Interview with USUF Board Chair
From the National Journal

By George E. Condon, Jr.

Roman Popadiuk was the first U.S. ambassador to Ukraine after the country became independent in 1991. He spoke to George E. Condon Jr. this week about Russian aggression, corruption, and the politicization of the Foreign Service.

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Remembering Murdered Civic Activist Kateryna Gandziuk
It has been one year since the death of anti-corruption activist Kateryna Gandziuk. But those who ordered the murder still haven't been brought to justice.
From the Kyiv Post

A group of Gandziuk’s friends and activists, known as the “Who killed Katya Gandziuk” initiative, organized the Nov. 4 event called “One Year Without Katya” outside of the Presidential Office. It was an event of remembrance, but also a call to the  continued fight   against the corruption that Gandziuk had been murdered for, and a demand to prosecute the organizers of her murder. With the new presidential administration, people wonder what will happen next.
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On the Verge of Disaster: Top 5 Environmental Problems in Ukraine
Landfill in Kolomyya, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 
From the EuroMaidan Press

By Dmytro Kuzubov

According to the most negative environmental forecasts, in 20 years the steppe will reach Kyiv, in 50 years- the waters of the Dnipro River will decrease considerably, and in 100 years – Ukraine may be left without forests.

What is killing the environment in Ukraine? What can be done to counteract environmental degradation?

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BioUkraine Update
Ukrainian Scientists Developing Biotechnologies to Detoxify Environments
A visit to Dr. Oleksandr Tashyrev’s office at the Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the National Academy of Sciences in Kyiv is like a trip around the world. The walls are covered with photographs, flags, and other mementos (including a shrunken head!) from his many trips to Asia, South America and even Antarctica. His laboratory seems straight out of a Jules Verne novel. Yet the work Dr. Tashyrev and his associates are performing there with largely antiquated and restored equipment has broad applications for a topic on many people's minds these days - the environment.
USUF vice president Markian Bilynskyj meets with Dr. Oleksandr Tashyrev and his staff.

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Made in Ukraine Tech Startup Edition
These 6 Ukrainian Startups Intend to Shine at CES 2020
By Mike Buryk, USUF Advisory Board

On October 17, six tech startups from Ukraine were chosen from more than 50 applicants by a team of Ukrainian and foreign experts and investors to travel to Las Vegas and exhibit there with the UVCA.  The 2020 event is a shared initiative of the association and  CRDF Global (CRDF is a partner of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation's Biotech Initiative).

CRDF is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration with grants, various resources and training.  DTEK , the largest private investor in Ukraine’s energy industry, is the innovation sponsor. 

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USUF Supports Veterans & Their Families
Meeting with TAPS in Ukraine.
Meeting with Ukraine's
Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Meeting with Ukrainian veterans at the Invictus Games in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Meeting with members of Ukraine's
Invisible Battalion in Washington, DC.
FOUN members participating in a round-table discussion of support for Ukraine's veterans in Washington, DC.
TAPS DC and Invisible Battalion meeting with TAPS USA.
Throughout its history, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation has worked to support veterans and other victims of Putin's war in Ukraine. Among the more recent projects the Foundation has taken part in include hosting members of Ukraine’s “Invisible Battalion” as well as a round table discussion with members of the Foundation’s Friends of Ukraine Network regarding U.S. support and advocacy for Ukraine’s veterans. Likewise, the Foundation has partnered with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) which assists families of a loved one who died while serving in the armed forces as a result of his or her service. Furthermore, members of the Foundation’s board and staff met with Ukrainian veterans participating in the Invictus Games held in Ukraine during September 2019 and organized by General Havrylov. Additional meetings have included discussions with the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine. In its work along these lines, the Foundation recognizes the need to honor the brave sacrifice of the men and women who serve to preserve freedom and defend democracy. Thank you.
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