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Q&A with Mustafa Nayyem

https://www.facebook.com/events/302180103297788/ Here are the links to the video stream archive: Part 1: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/51061180 Part 2: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/51065466  

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Ukrainian Independence Day Picnic and Shashlyk Contest

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Cupertino Kids Festival

  Nova Ukraine exhibited at Happy Kids Day in Cupertino Memorial Park on Aug. 23, 2014. The 2014 Happy Kids Day theme was "A World in New Light," which invites the public to see and experience different cultures. It featured a nine-country International Village and a bazaar showcasing each country's live stage performances as well as paintings and traditional clothing.

Ukraine’s Early Presidential Election – 2014

https://www.facebook.com/events/1545247409035234/ How to register to vote in the Early Presidential Elections Як зареєструватися для голосування на позачергових Президентських виборах *the English translation follows the original text. Шановні громадяни України, Щоб взяти участь у виборах 25 травня 2014 року, Вам необхiдно якомога швидше зареєструватися. Усi деталi тут. Ви НЕ ЗМОЖЕТЕ ЗАРЕЄСТРУВАТИСЯ У ДЕНЬ ВИБОРІВ! Повідом...

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Festival at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto

Nova Ukraine exhibited at Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto on Sep 7, 2014. It was a colorful, artistic and fun event for the whole family. We engaged more than 100 people, mostly Russian-speaking, with our story of humanitarian help to Ukraine. We also collected $680 dollars in donations for Nova Ukraine projects. Here are some photos.

Station Kharkiv

[wc_quick_donation] Nova Ukraine transferred $3500 to Station Kharkiv, a volunteers organization in Kharkiv focused on working with refugees from Eastern Ukraine. Volunteers from this group have been a true support for numerous refugees arriving in Kharkiv, amid any significant support from Kharkiv City officials. They meet people at the station, feed them, figure out living arrangements especially for families with small children, help with purchasing tickets to other cities in Ukraine, distribute clothes to people who left their homes with only summer things, provide medications for sick, injured and handicapped. They work with people who are ...

Heavenly Hundred’s Mykola Pankiv

Nova Ukraine transferred $500 to the family of Mykola Pankiv, a Heavenly Hundred hero, who was shot dead by a sniper on February 20, 2014. The picture shows the receipt written by his widow and her photo. "Today I visited the family of Mykola Pankiv, a Hero of Nebesna Sotnya. His wife Lesya met me in front of the gate of a beautiful, immaculate house. You could tell that every brick, every little part of the house was laid not only with hard work but also with love. At the same time you could tell that the renovation was far from being complete. Mykola was planning to finish everything when he would return. It didn’t happen. He died from a ...

Heavenly Hundred’s Ihor Tkachuk

In the top left corner photo Ihor Tkachuk is celebrating his 37-th birthday with his family. He was killed during one of the attacks on EuroMaidan protesters in Kyiv in February, 2014. We transferred $500 to support his family.  On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, as the situation in Kyiv was becoming dramatic he couldn’t watch the events on the TV, he couldn’t eat nor drink. He kept saying he had to be there, - Maria, Ihor’s 35 year old widow is telling us. She was begging him not to go and he replied: Do you think I am going there to die? I have young children to live for! The final decision was made and off he went with his friend ...

Serhiy Kalanzhanov

With your help we provided $500 for the urgent surgery needed for Serhiy Kalanzhanov whose hand and fingers were severely injured during confrontations on Institutska Street on February 18th. Serhiy was on Maidan since the first days of the protests. One of his friends Ustym Holodnyuk died during the confrontations. Serhiy had already gone through several surgeries, however he developed gangrene in one of his fingers due to remaining there fragments. The surgery was an attempt to clean the infected area in order to save his finger. Serhiy needed UAH 10,000 + for the surgery and medications. He was able to collect the necessary amount and had a ...

Heavenly Hundred’s Ivan Blyok

With your help Nova Ukraine provided $500 for a family of Ivan Blyok who was killed near Zhovtnevyi Palace by a sniper on February 20th. Ivan had three children – an 8-year old daughter and a 13-year old son, and a 21-year old daughter from his first marriage. According to his wife Nataliya Blyok, Ivan was not a fighter at all and hadn’t even served in the army. He was a very nice and peace loving man. However, he had a strong notion of fairness and during Maydan he didn’t want to remain passive and frequently went to Kyiv from his home town Horodok, Lviv Region, to join protesters. On the night from February 18th to February 19th Ivan ...

Artem Zapototskyi

With your help Nova Ukraine donated $500 for medical needs of Artem Zapototskyi who was shot by a sniper on Instytutska Street on February 20th. Bullet damaged his spine nerve and left Artem paralyzed. After several surgeries in Kiev, doctors didn’t believe he would be able to walk again. However, volunteers were able to collect funds and send him for treatment to Israel. After several months of treatment, Artem can move his upper body. He remains paralyzed from the waist down, however Israeli specialists outlined a long rehabilitation program of medications and exercises that can help him to start walking again. Artem came back to Kiev on June ...

Station Kharkiv

Nova Ukraine transferred $1000 of donated funds to Station Kharkiv, an organization of volunteers focused on helping internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were forced to move from Donbass and Crimea to Kharkiv. According to Zhenya Diss, one of the volunteers, the organization daily needs to buy $100-150 worth of supplies to assist up to 50 internally displaced families that rely on their help. There are pregnant women and there are many families with kids. Usually IDPs stay with their relatives and friends and are ready to go back as soon as it’s safe to do so. Station Kharkiv has already used the funds to purchase some supplies for the IDPs. ...

Djerelo

After participating in the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk,  an advocacy group realized the disastrous state of the issue. A decision was made to resume the work in a laid-up hotel “Djerelo” in Pushcha Vodytsya near Kyiv. Just in three days the group managed to prepare the abandoned hotel’s residential and technical facilities for the reception and resettlement of 149 adults and 53 children. Everyone who’s been hosted at Djerelo is an internally displaced person. They lost all they had, they lost their health and suffered psychological and physical traumas, but they are a strong ...

A Family from Donetsk

A Nova Ukraine volunteer helped an internally displaced family of five from Donetsk to buy shoes and some other much needed personal items for their kids while their mother was at a hospital awaiting for the arrival of a new baby girl. Serhiy, the father of three (8, 9 and 11 years old) moved his family from Donetsk to Kyiv after witnessing their pro-Ukrainian neighbor being killed. The family packed in a hurry and using a network of volunteers left Donetsk for Kyiv. Thank you for your donations!    

Young Ukrainian Students in Vancouver

This summer Ukrainians of Vancouver will be welcoming a group of young students from Ukraine who will be participating in a summer program and taking ESL classes at the Canadian College of English Language. This program is organized by O.W.L.Ukrainian Canadian Education and Charity Trust in response to the tragic revolutionary events of winter 2013/14 that changed Ukraine and Ukrainians forever. Among our participants are children whose fathers were shot by snipers at Maidan and those whose fathers survived after being shot or burned, young activists that got severe physical injuries, and orphans. Tragic events left scars in the hearts of many ...

CHILDREN OF WOUNDED AND KILLED HEROES ON MAIDAN VACATION IN EUROPE

Thirty children, whose parents were wounded or killed on Maidan during the winter clashes, went on vacation in Sweden and Bulgaria. Some were helped by volunteers, some by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.  Nova Ukraine allocated $900 for the Swedish project. The story of each of these children is tragic, but with the happy ending. Their parents were nearly killed on Maidan; they received severe, live-threatening injuries. Ekaterina, a local of Kyiv, is a mother of 4. She was a volunteer on Maidan in February, helping the injured. She got a severe back injury, when a hand grenade hit her back. Her pictures were all over the internet. ...

The Referendum in Crimea

On March 16, 2014, a referendum was held in Crimea on the issue of changing the status of the Autonomous Republic. And it passed with a record 80% turnout and a record 96% vote for Russia. Aside of the fact that local referendums are against Ukrainian constitution we will try to analyze whether people even had a chance to actually choose between Russia and Ukraine. Short answer is NO. But let’s take a closer look. First of all the options in the bulletins were: 1) Do you support merge of Crimea with Russia as a subordinate entity of the Russian Federation? 2) Do you support the reenactment of the Republic of Crimea Constitution as of 1992 ...

EUROMAIDAN OVERVIEW

2013 November - Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of central Kyiv and other cities to protest at the government's sudden decision to abandon plans to sign an association agreement with the EU. 2013 December - Anti-government protests continue. 2014 February - After months of failed efforts at compromise, the Kyiv protests see their deadliest week. At least 77 people die and police are accused of using live ammunition. The EU imposes targeted sanctions, protesters storm government offices in the east, officials begin deserting the ruling party. Under an EU- and Russian-mediated deal, President Yanukovych concedes early ...