, Ohio — As a proud Ukrainian-American, Taras Szmagala has worked for decades to elect Republicans, the party he associates with freedom. He ran an ethnic outreach program for Richard M. Nixon’s 1972 campaign and advised President George Bush as the Soviet Union crumbled, when Ukraine became an independent nation.

Mr. Szmagala, 83, will mark Wednesday’s 25th anniversary of statehood at a parade and festival on Saturday in this Cleveland suburb, where the blue and yellow flag of Ukraine flies along the main thoroughfare in “Ukrainian Village.”

But there is a pall over the festivities. His name is Donald J. Trump...

...“The party’s dead as far as I’m concerned,” Mr. Szmagala declared.

As if Mr. Trump’s admiring statements about President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his questionable explanation of events in Ukraine were not tough enough to stomach, then came news that Paul Manafort, until last week Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, was tangled up in a corruption inquiry and designated to receive millions in secret cash payments from the party of a pro-Russian leader he had helped to elect....

...“A vote for Trump is a vote against Ukraine!” wrote one longtime Republican from Morristown, N.J., in a letter to the editor.

Nearly one million Americans are of Ukrainian descent, clustered around cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland, where the Ukrainian Museum-Archives, a rich repository of folk art, periodicals and immigration documents, chronicles the history of a people who have felt oppressed by Russia for 350 years.

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A Ukrainian national was killed and his companion was badly injured when they came under wild elephant attack in Habarana on the Habarana – Sigirya road.

This couple has arrived in the island on May 14 and stayed in a hotel in Nilaveli. They have toured Habarana by a motorcycle belonging to the hotel. They came under the elephant attack as they were proceeding towards Sigiriya from Habarana at around 4.30 p.m. yesterday