RIP, HEROES! 🇺🇦😥 The OSCE recorded 75 cease-fire violations through 4 p.m. on July 21. They included "three explosions, 21 projectiles in flight, and 51 shots of heavy machine-gun and small-arms fire," the OSCE said in a report. !!! About 13,000 people have been killed in the conflict since April 2014 when Moscow-backed separatists took up arms against Ukrainian government forces. !!! An additional 1.5 million people have been internally displaced, the largest displacement of people on the European continent since World War II. ...
Ukraine's military on July 22 said that two soldiers were and killed and as many wounded on the previous day when an unknown explosive device was set off by an "enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group."
"Meeting a rock star singing world hits right on the street may sound like a dream but that’s exactly what happened to some pedestrians in Kyiv when Jared Leto, the leader of the U.S. band Thirty Seconds to Mars, performed several songs on one of the city bridges on July 18.
That was a day after the rock band gave a live show at the UPark Festival in Kyiv.
On July 18 many local users of social media posted videos of meeting Leto late night on Parkovyi Pedestrian Bridge.
“We were shocked when we realized that the world star was just standing with the guitar with no aggressive bodyguards, which kept people away, sings and communicate with passers-by,” one user, Daryna Rogachuk, who was at the scene, wrote in her post.
Apparently, Leto had a walk with a company when they stopped to listen to a street musician playing the guitar and singing on the bridge. Leto asked the musician to pass the guitar, stood behind the microphone and performed some of his band’s hits including “Alibi”, “Rescue Me” and “The Kill.”
“I stole his guitar,” Leto joked in between the songs.
A crowd soon surrounded Leto singing along and shooting videos.
At some point, a song from some distant place reached the ears of the crowd and the singer. It was a hit “Plakala” (Cried) by local pop band Kazka.
“Is that Ukrainian pop?” Leto asked as he started dancing to the rhythms.
After Leto’s impromptu performance, the singer gave the guitar back to the owner and asked him to sing something too.
Leto joined the crowd to listen to the street musician, who introduced himself as Stanislav, and played and sang his own song in Ukrainian.
Before leaving, Leto talked to the crowd for a little bit.
“We’re gonna miss you, your love, your passion, your food, but most of all, your bridges,” Leto said.
According to Rogachuk, after Leto headed in the direction of Trukhaniv Island, the street musician looked shocked. She says that he joked that he now must hang that guitar on the wall.
Earlier that day, Leto had a walk around Kyiv’s artsy district Podil and left the band’s merchandise shirt for someone who finds it first and posted an Instagram story about it.
At the band’s show at the UPark Festival on July 17, Leto performed one of the last songs holding the Ukrainian flag.
Meeting a rock star singing world hits right on the street may sound like a dream but that’s exactly what happened to some pedestrians in Kyiv when Jared Leto, the leader of the U.S. band Thirty Seconds to Mars, performed several songs on one of the city bridges on July 18. That was a day …
Congratulations, #OlgaKharlan 🇺🇦 - #Budapest2019 World Champion in women's saber🤺🏆 We are very proud of you!!! 💛💙 Finals www.youtube.com/watch?v=arROQ6VlLks&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1K7yXhLl_usZo2YS1oj2Dd27-EHhxdvQq... The three-time World Champion in the women’s Sabre, Olga Kharlan, is already in the record books as one of the greatest fencers of her generation. She’s still only 28 has been wining medals at the international level for 10 years: ● 26 World Cup medals from 2011-17 ● 24 Grand Prix medals from 2009-19 ● 6 World Champs medals from 2011-17 ● 2 Olympic Games medals from 2012-16
Photos by #BizziTeam #FIE #minneapolisukrainiancenter ...
Do you have Ukrainian breakfast faforite? Share! 🙂 Here is our Ukrainian 🇺🇦 breakfast favorite - Kabachkovi Oladky, zucchini pancakes! Smachnoho, yum! 😋
👨🍳👩🍳 INGREDIENTS FOR THE PANCAKES 3 medium zucchini, shredded Salt, freshly ground black pepper 3 large eggs, beaten ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 3 scallions, finely chopped ⅓ cup finely chopped dill 1 teaspoon baking powder 4 to 6 tablespoons vegetable oil, more as needed FOR THE YOGURT SAUCE ⅔ cup plain yogurt 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ teaspoon salt
👩🍳👨🍳 PREPARATION FOR THE PANCAKES ➡️ Place zucchini in a colander over a bowl, and mix with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Allow to drain for five minutes. Transfer to a cloth kitchen towel, and squeeze hard to extract as much moisture as possible. Squeeze a second time; volume will shrink to about half the original.
➡️ In a large mixing bowl, combine zucchini and eggs. Using a fork, mix well. Add flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, olive oil, feta, scallions, dill and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Mix well, add baking powder, and mix again.
➡️ Place a cast iron skillet or other heavy skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and heat until shimmering. Place heaping tablespoons of zucchini batter in pan several inches apart, allowing room to spread. Flatten them with a spatula if necessary; pancakes should be about 3/8 inch thick and about 3 inches in diameter. Fry until golden on one side, then turn and fry again until golden on other side. Repeat once or twice, frying about 5 to 6 minutes total, so pancakes get quite crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels, and keep warm in oven. Continue frying remaining batter, adding more oil to pan as needed. Serve hot.
➡️ For yogurt sauce: In a small bowl, combine yogurt, garlic and salt. Mix well, and serve on the side or on pancakes. #minneapolisukrainiancenter ...
Team Ukraine 🇺🇦 wins first-ever World Title in the highlight-routine final during the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on July 12, 2019! The Highlight event was introduced at the world championships for the first time this year, and eight nations took part in the final. Ukraine was the inaugural winner, also earning a world title for the first time in history with its “Praying for Peace” program. Congratulations to Yelizaveta Yakhno, Anastasiya Savchuk, Vladyslava and Maryna Aleksiyiv, Valeriya Aprieleva, Yana Narizhna, Kateryna Reznyk, Alina Shynkarenko, Oleksandra Kovalenko and Veronika Hrysh! #euromaidanpress ...
Так наші русалоньки здобували перше для України "золото" з артистичного плавання в новій дисципліні хайлайт на ЧС-2019.
Браво Єлизавета Яхно, Анастасія Савчук, Владислава і Марина Алексіїви, Валерия Апрєлєва, Яна Наріжна, Катерина Резник, Аліна Шинкаренко, Олександра Коваленко та Вероніка Гриш! 💐 Молодчинки! Вітаю з історичною перемогою!
NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Mark your calendars: on Saturday, September 21st an amazing Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus will be performing in the Twin Cities for the 1st time in the past 40 years! Please SHARE! Concert will take place at the #ThomasEdisonHighSchool in Northeast Mpls 6-8 PM. Under Artistic Director and Conductor Oleh Mahlay, the UBC returns to Minneapolis to present its Centennial Concert Program most recently showcased on their historic Centennial Tour of Ukraine in October of 2018.
Driven by passion, tradition, and history, the all-male Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus preserves and exemplifies its mission as ambassadors of Ukrainian culture, music and the unique 60 stringed instrument, the bandura.
Formed in 1918, the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus is composed of talented musicians from North America, including: Alberta, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Since immigrating to North America from Europe in 1949 the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus continues to captivate audiences in major concert halls in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Ukraine.
Happy World Emoji Day! 😀✌️ Share if you are a Ukrainian 🇺🇦, married to a Ukrainian 🇺🇦 😉, have a Ukrainian 🇺🇦 friend 🙋♀️🙋♂️, visited Ukraine 🇺🇦 🌐, adopted a child from Ukraine 🇺🇦 💞, interested in Ukrainian 🇺🇦 history, food, art, traditions, music, culture 💛💙, if you support Ukraine 🇺🇦 🙏! #minneapolisukrainiancenter ...
On 25 April, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted law #5670-d “on the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state language,” which greatly expands protections for Ukrainian in Ukraine. The heavily debated law was adopted by 278 out of 423 MPs after months of reviewing over 2,000 amendments. But...
The #SurkovLeaks report is out. It has been published at the RUSI - Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies , the UK's leading defence and security think tank. This paper provides a guide to Russian subversive warfare by examining, in detail, three tranches of leaked emails apparently belonging to Kremlin officials ─ including, primarily and critically, Vladislav Surkov, the man known as President Vladimir Putin’s ‘Rasputin’ ─ who have been closely involved with the Eastern Ukraine conflict, and in particular with the political and economic management of two statelets established by the Kremlin in Donetsk and Luhansk. In addition, it examines the strategy and tactics of Russia’s political subversion in the rest of Ukraine. Since the leaking of this information in the media, the emails have become known as ‘The Surkov Leaks’. ...
An analysis of leaked emails from the Kremlin provides fresh insights on Russia's activities in Ukraine., This paper provides a guide to Russian subversive warfare by examining, in detail, three tranches of leaked emails apparently belonging to Kremlin officials ─ including, primarily and critical...
🇪🇺 🇺🇦 #EUUkraine Thank you Donald Tusk for your continued strong support of Ukraine during a time of political transitions in both Ukraine and the EU! During his recent visit to #Ukraine for the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit 🇪🇺🇺🇦, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk said: "...Your courage and determination have won the respect and recognition of many Europeans, and today there are more and more allies to the Ukrainian cause among them. In my eyes, you are all heroes... The European Union should be proud and grateful to have such a partner..." europa.eu/!gm76wU During his visit, Donald Tusk visited Eastern Ukraine and the crossing bridge of Stanitsa Luhanska. He noted that the tragedy there continues, with disastrous humanitarian consequences for local Ukrainians trapped by Russia’s war. "...Only a few days ago, the EU unanimously extended the economic sanctions against Russia for another six months. The sanctions will remain in place until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented..." europa.eu/!xw46nQ Video www.facebook.com/europeancouncilpresident/videos/871830766526069/ #minneapolisukrainiancenter ...