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Canada and Ukraine have much in common. Each shares a long unprotected border with a powerful neighbour, a neighbour that can be or at least appear to be at times overpowering. Canada and Ukraine are founding members of the United Nations and both are active in various peace keeping duties. Neither country has territorial ambitions and are not aggressors.
However, Canada’s historic experience with her powerful neighbour suggests Canada is less likely to be physically overtaken while Ukraine’s experience suggests this to be an ever present concern. Each country shares concerns as to economic and cultural domination by their respective powerful neighbour but for Ukraine such domination bears a much greater relationship to her sovereignty. Moreover, Canada did not suffer the ravages of two world wars or a genocide of her people like Ukraine did particularly in 1932-1933 when various estimates place the death toll at between 7 and 14 million Ukrainian peasants (men, women and children) who were liquidated for being Ukrainian, and for wanting to have a Ukrainian consciousness and identity, by an atheistic political ideology controlled by her powerful neighbour. This is now called the Holodomor (genocide by starvation) of 1932-1933, the impact of which is still seen in the struggle Ukraine is going through, since independence in 1991, to define her national identity.
There are nevertheless similarities between Canada and Ukraine in the relationship each has and needs to forge with her respective powerful neighbour. Each has a potential of losing sovereignty if there is too great of a focus on the singular relationship with the ever powerful and at times equally demanding neighbour without a view where each country is regionally and in the world. The relationship will be one which will need to be open to change, and one where it is okay to disagree. Difficult decisions will need to be made such as Canada not joining the United States in Iraq or for Ukraine to do so, however unpopular each decision was at home. Clear and decisive decisions need to be made on global issues of which agriculture is one. Being independent does mean making relationships with different countries for different issues and having one’s own foreign policy.
Each country needs a clear sense of her role regionally and in the world.
This editorial drew inspiration in part from a news article in the Regina Leader Post, 01-10-04, on a book by Jennifer Walsh, <At Home in the World: Canada’s Global Vision for the 21st century>.
THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN ISSUED IN UKRAINE 4.5 MLN STATE DEEDS FOR THE OWNERSHIP OF LAND - 66.5% OF THE CITIZENS WHICH ARE TO RECEIVE, INFORMED THE HEAD OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND
Offer of sale of amaranth
for sale is 100 tonne of amaranth, of which 30 tonne is bagged
for more information contact Mykhaylo Kapshtyk, Programme Development
Expert, Training & Coordination Centre Suvorova Street 9 office110
Kyiv 01010 Ukraine Tel/Fax 38 044 451 44 56 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Ukraine - Poultry and Products Annual (2004)” August 2004 (7 pgs.)
Ukraine’s production of poultry products in 2005 will increase considerably, but the local industry will not be able to meet domestic demand, which continues to increase. Demand for poultry imports will persist due to high red meat prices and falling production of livestock products. Exporters of frozen poultry are poised to regain Ukrainian market share because human consumption continues to increase and industrial processors source product. Imports are facing competition from the European Union and Brazil. Price is often the determining factor.
KULYNDORIVS’KYI INTEGRATED PLANT FOR BREAD PRODUCTS IN ODESA OBLAST PURCHASES GRAIN FOR HIGHER THAN MARKET PRICES
ODESA September 24. /Hanna Kerpel’ - Ukrinform/. A correspondent for Ukrinform writes the Kulyndorivs’kyi Integrated Plant for Bread Products is buying and paying higher than market prices for grain. As indicated today by the director of the enterprise, which manages Derzhkomrezervu (National government reserve), Volodymyr Bereznyak, 3rd class wheat from this year’s crop is being purchased for 800 hryvni (plural hryvni, singular hryvnya) per tonne where the market price is nearly 750 hryvni per tonne; 4 class grain is being purchased for 700 hryvni per tonne. Concurrently the enterprise is intervening as to flour from grain of the previous year - Canadian, German, French – at 1,050 hryvni per tonne (at its cost of 1350 hryvni per tonne).
These measures are relied on, on the one hand, to give opportunity for agricultural producers, and on the other hand - not to allow an increase in the cost of flour. The new level of reserves of 1.5 million tonnes of grain, which Derzhkomrezerv intends to establish, does not worry Bereznyak; in his words, "the grain there is, there is sufficient grain". 24.09.2004 (translated by Bernard Stephaniuk; news story sourced by Mykhaylo Kapshtyk)
IN UKRAINE A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION OF TEMPERATURE IS EXPECTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS
KYIV September 30. /Viktor Chukhlib - Ukrinform/. On account of the displacement of cold arctic air a quick cooling off is expected in Ukraine in the next days, a correspondent from Ukrinform was informed at the Ukrainian Metrological Centre.
The following Sunday in Chernihivs’ka and Sums’ka oblasts, and 4-5 October - in the majority of oblasts of Ukraine, excluding Zakarpattya and southern Krym, air temperature will decline at night to 1-8 degrees above zero, and for the 5th of October in northern, central and eastern oblasts – slight frost with air temperature of 0-5 degrees. Day air temperature to be 7-13 degrees above zero. For October 6-7 cold weather in Ukraine will prevail. 30.09.2004 (translated by Bernard Stephaniuk; news story sourced by Mykhaylo Kapshtyk)
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UKRAINE - CROP - FORECAST
SPECIALISTS INCREASE FORECAST OR GRAIN HARVEST IN UKRAINE
Included in the earlier figures, the total export from Ukraine in July-August 2004 stood at nearly a million tonne of grain. Ukraine delivered nearly 500 thousand tonne of barley to Saudi Arabia, and also 100 thousand tonne to Israel, Syria, Libya and Jordan. яв/мт 28.09.2004 14: 08 (translated by Bernard Stephaniuk; news story sourced by Mykhaylo Kapshtyk)
Russia to harvest 76 million tons
Russian Agricultural Minister, Aleksei Gordeev, told President Putin on 4 October that the country will harvest 76 million tons of grain this year, an increase of 14 percent over last year, ITAR-TASS reported. "We will fully meet Russia's grain needs," Gordeev said. RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 8, No. 189, Part I, 5 October 2004 Copyright (c) 2004. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org
Traditional Ukrainian Crafts and Souvenirs (more with the November issue)
Ukraine and Ukrainians are renown worldwide for high quality crafts and souvenirs in wood, weaving, embroidery, leather and crystal.
Examples in wood are the riz’ba or carvings, khresty (crosses), decorative plates, musical instruments such as the bandura, tsymbala, and sopilka, music boxes and shkatulka.
The crafts are both traditional and contemporary.
The crafts and souvenirs can be purchased in Ukraine from a number of sources. The major centers have souvenir shops. There are bazaars (markets) and kiosks in many cities and towns. You may also find someone in a village to buy from directly. Western Ukraine is the traditional center for crafts from wood: the bazaar in Kosiv was the place to go and Kolomyja for the bandura.
Kyiv AgriHort 2005 – February 23 – 25, 2005
The 8th Ukraine International Agriculture, Intensive Animal Production & Processing, and Horticulture Trade Exhibition, www.bto-exhibitions.nl
Czech medical trade fair
Brno, Czech Republic — November 2-5, 2004 — If you are interested in the Czech health care market, attend MEFA 2004 — that country’s largest international fair for medical technology and pharmacy. Web site: www.bvv.cz/mefa ; http://node2.bvv.cz/mefa-gb
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Prayer for Christian Families – By Metropolitan Andrey Sheptyts’kyi (29-07-1865 to 01-11-1944)
Links you and your family may be interested in (see also this section in other issues):
– International Space Station
of Ukraine in Canada
and Economic Office of Ukraine in Canada
Canadian Institute of
Ukrainian Studies (CIUS)
Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) Press
Encyclopedia of Ukraine
and Archives Canada
Immigration Records 1925-1935
NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTRE Eclipse home page Затемнення – головна сторінка http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html
Orthodox Church of Canada
of the Times Apostalate
Servants of Mary Immaculate
Churches of Ukraine Issue Address on Respect for Human Life
Links as to credit unions including credit unions in Ukraine
— Credit unions lend farmers a helping hand
earth has the smell of optimism for co-op leader
Credit Union Edinstvo
Home Dnipro Federal Credit Union
International Co-operatives Research Conference
Credit Union Limited
International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), the apex organization of the international co-operative movement http://www.ica.coop/
Canadian Co-operative Association, a national umbrella organization representing co-operatives and credit unions http://www.coopcca.com/
World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) is the world's leading advocate, platform for knowledge exchange and development agency for credit unions http://www.woccu.org/
Ukrainian National Credit Union Association
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