Produced by Tetiana Kharchenko
September 09, 2016
Ukrainian-American Police Officer Among First Responders Lost on 9/11
Among those killed in the 9/11 attacks in New York 15 years ago were the first responders caught in the effort to save victims. Ukrainian-American Police Officer John Skala was sent to the World Trade Center and never returned. His relatives told his story to VOA’s Tetiana Kharchenko.
April 13, 2016
NBA's Only Ukrainian Player Embraces His Adopted US City
For nearly four-and-a-half years, Ukrainian basketball player Alex Len has been building his career in the United States. His country is very different now from when he left it. No one could have predicted then that Ukraine would be torn apart by the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine. Now, this NBA player has become a big hope for his team, the Phoenix Suns. Tetiana Kharchenko reports for VOA.
October 05, 2015
Ukranian Artist Portrays Putin in an Unusual Way
As Russian President Vladimir Putin was addressing the United Nations in New York last month, he was also being featured in an art exhibition in Washington. It’s not a flattering exhibit. It’s done by a Ukrainian artist in a unique medium. And its creator says it’s not only a work of art - it’s a political statement. VOA’s Tetiana Kharchenko has more.
April 23, 2015
Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Мilitary Hospital
A Ukrainian Army colonel, badly wounded while fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, is now undergoing rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C. As Tetiana Kharchenko reports, Colonel Ihor Hordiychuk is a rare patient there - in more ways than one. Faith Lapidus narrates her report.
April 15, 2015
Badly Burned Ukrainian Boy Bravely Fights Back
A 9-year-old Ukrainian boy has returned to his native country after intensive treatment in the United States for life-threatening burns. Volodia Bubela, burned in a house fire almost a year ago, battled back at a Boston hospital, impressing doctors with his bravery. Faith Lapidus narrates this report from VOA's Tetiana Kharchenko.