Eastern European delicacies like borscht and pierogi have earned their place on American menus, especially in large and culturally-diverse cities. But it's taken some time for these kinds of dishes to find their way to rural places like North Dakota. But that's changing thanks to the great grandson of some Ukrainian immigrants. Iryna Matviichuk traveled to North Dakota for this story narrated by Anna Rice.
The American Dream is many things to many people. For the Savchuk family who came to the U.S. from Ukraine more than 15 years ago, achieving their dream meant opening a small business and making a decent living. VOA's Iryna Matviichuk met with the family and saw their dream come true.
Sofia Lysenko's parents moved to the United States from the Ukraine when she was 3 years old. Today, at 17, some of the biggest American pharmaceutical companies want to team up with this teenage science prodigy because she has created an artificial macromolecule robot that can deliver drugs directly to the brain cells of patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Iryna Matviichuk met with Sofia to learn more. Anna Rice narrates her report.
The Trump administration has given the green light to what some say is the largest U.S. commercial sale of defensive weapons to Ukraine since 2014. The State Department said this week it has approved a commercial license authorizing the export of small arms weapons valued at roughly $41.5 million. VOA recently visited one U.S. company in Texas that has been selling lethal weapons to Ukraine since last year.