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In The News

April 24, 2024

Irene Amrine, founder of the volunteer group Cactus and Tryzub, said "There were over 500 delegates that traveled to D.C. to advocate for Ukraine this time, and there were 47 states represented."

December 5, 2023

Ukrainian diplomats continued their goal to connect with Arizonans— one visit at a time with an open forum on Friday in partnership with the ASU School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL), the McCain Institute at ASU, Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and the Cactus and Tryzub organization of Ukraine and Arizonans.

December 3, 2023

Cactus and Tryzub activist and congressional aspiree Katrina Schaffner.  Ukrainian-American woman is posed to challenge Rep. Andy Biggs for Arizona's 5th District House seat. Katrina shares what made her run for office and the main challenges she is facing in her campaign.

November 26, 2023

Rep. Crane has stated he is against any further assistance to Ukraine; this would have our great nation appear distractible, feckless and weak. Our state and country cannot have more of Rep. Crane.

November 22, 2023

In an interview with Northeast Valley News, Khrystyna Shkudor, Advocacy Manager for the Ukrainian non-profit organization PR Army, shared the story of Sasha, an 11-year-old boy in Mariupol who was taken by the Russian military after being separated from his mother in a Bezimenne filtration camp.

October 13, 2023

The war in Ukraine comes down to a fight of good versus evil, according to Scottsdale Municipal Court Judge Orest Jejna...

October 8, 2023

The refrain from the Ukraine supporters that showed up over the weekend outside the office of Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.—was, “Biggs is either for Ukraine, or he’s for Russia...”

October 3, 2023

Olichka (Oli) Nevinska the co-founder of Cactus and Tryzub (pronounced, tree-zoob) meaning freedom—sat down with Northeast Valley News on Saturday one hour after the U.S. Congress passed a last-minute spending bill to keep the government open—but at the demand of hardline MAGA Republicans, the bill excluded funding to Ukraine...

August 20, 2023

Before February 2022, Irene Amrine felt she had no connection with her Ukrainian heritage, but the Russian invasion drastically changed that. It was a wake-up call, telling her it was time to stand up for the country she left when she was 14, just as her ancestors did before her...

March 3, 2023

There’s an old expression that goes: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” In Arizona, those enemies may be different, but the situation in their homelands has brought them together as new friends...

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