Iryna Vasylkova

cultural diplomacy program director at the Ukrainian Art Center in LA

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As Russian forces wage a grim battle across Ukraine, many Ukrainian expats in LA want their neighbors to understand what’s going on.

Ukraine isn’t part of ‘little Russia’: LA Ukrainians explain relationship of 2 countries

As Russian forces wage a grim battle across Ukraine, many Ukrainian expats in LA want their neighbors to understand what’s going on.

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Many Angelenos of Ukrainian descent feel anxious about the Russian troops stationed along the Russia-Ukraine border, and they rallied in Westwood over the weekend to show solidarity…

As prospect of war with Russia looms, LA Ukrainians forge solidarity

Many Angelenos of Ukrainian descent feel anxious about the Russian troops stationed along the Russia-Ukraine border, and they rallied in Westwood over the weekend to show solidarity…

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