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Canadian election observers arrive in Ukraine amid fears of Russian meddling

OTTAWA — The first waves of Canadian election monitors have arrived in Ukraine, as fears rise over Russian meddling in the March 31 presidential ballot. The observer missions are crucial to preserving Ukraine’s ability to conduct a democratically sound election in the face of Russian efforts designe

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Human rights ombudsperson to ask for handover of two Russians convicted in Ukraine

MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. Once the presidential election takes place in Ukraine, Russian Human Rights Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova intends to ask the country’s president to hand two Russian nationals convicted in Ukraine over to Moscow, as she herself told TASS on Wednesday.

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Ukraine grain exports rise to 31.3 mln tonnes so far in 2018/19

KIEV, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Ukraine's grain exports have risen to 31.3 million tonnes so far in the 2018/19 season from 25.8 million tonnes at the same point last season, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

AGRICULTURE ONLINE

No joke! Ukraine's presidential choice: an oligarch, a gas princess or a comedian

For some time, it was assumed that Yulia Tymoshenko would challenge Petro Poroshenko for the Ukrainian presidency in next month's election. However, out of nowhere, Vladimir Zelensky has now emerged as the frontrunner.

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Putin's Plan to Double Down on Venezuela, Syria, and Ukraine Could be Sending Russia Into Bankruptcy

In December, President Vladimir Putin called for Russia’s economy “to enter another league.” But that priority is far from clear if one looks at where the Kremlin places its foreign policy chips.

NEWSWEEK

Ukraine grain stocks at 29.9 mln T as of Jan 1, up yr/yr

KIEV, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Ukraine's grain stocks totalled 29.9 million tonnes as of Jan. 1 versus 24.9 million tonnes a year earlier, the State Statistics Service said on Wednesday.

AGRICULTURE ONLINE

Opinion: Dispelling the lies of a British publication that delivered a false assessment of the Azov Regiment in Ukraine

Last year, Bellingcat, a website founded by the British journalist and former blogger Eliot Higgins, published a story titled, “Ukrainian Far-Right Fighters, White Supremacists Trained by Major European Security Firm.” It was written by Oleksiy Kuzmenko, a journalist focused on Ukraine and specific

THENEWSREP.COM

Mueller Recommends Paul Manafort Receive Up to 24 Years in Prison for Financial Crimes

that the federal judge responsible for sentencing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort give him between 19.5 and 24.5 years in prison for his conviction on eight financial charges dating back well over a decade. Mueller also suggested a fine for Manafort, with an oddly large window between $

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Eyes On Ukrainian Outerwear ‘Ochi’

Best known for its top-selling yellow trenchcoat and with its latest collection to be stocked by Net-a-porter, Ochi outerwear is setting its “eyes” on the international fashion market. The brand name translates to “eyes” in English from Ukrainian and has captured the gaze of fashion model Cate Under

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Serbian Fighter’s Wife Appeals Over Husband Detained in Ukraine

The Russian wife of a Serb who vanished last year while fighting for pro-Russian forces in Ukraine says he has been missing for weeks now – while Serbia's authorities say they have no knowledge of him even being there.

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Ukrainian shopping mall features huge swastika on staircase

(JTA) — A shopping mall in Ukraine that is located on a street named for a collaborator with the Nazis decorated a staircase with a large swastika. Images and footage from inside the Horodok shopping mall on Kiev’s Bandera Avenue surfaced Monday on Facebook.

CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS

Patience, commitment needed to transform Ukraine’s Public Broadcasting Company

KYIV – If politics wasn’t behind the dismissal of public broadcasting chief Zurab Alasania, then the shifting of its date until after the March 31 presidential election was.

UKRWEEKLY.COM

St. Nicholas visits children in Ukraine

During the Christmas holidays of 2018-2019, the United Ukrainian Relief Committee (UUARC), with the help of St. Nicholas, delivered Christmas presents to 1,240 children in Ukraine. These were the children of refugees, children without permanent shelters, children of soldiers who died or were wounded

UKRWEEKLY.COM

Floridians mark centennial of Ukraine’s Day of Unity

NORTH PORT, Fla. – The Ukrainian community of Southwest Florida marked the 100th anniversary of Ukraine’s Day of Unity ( January 22, 1919) on January 26 at St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Religious and Cultural Center in North Port, Fla., with a special program.

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Seminarians raise nearly $1,600 for soup kitchens in Ukraine

SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – Following the hierarchical divine liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. (UOC-U.S.A.) on Sunday, February 10, nearly 100 parishioners and visitors filled Pokrova Sisterhood Social Hall, adjacent to St. Andrew Memorial Church,

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The Sikorski Doctrine

WARSAW – Radosław Sikorski served as Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs for seven years, longer than anyone else since the transition from communism 30 years ago. During his tenure, Sikorski faced many serious challenges, from the 2010 plane crash at Smolensk that killed then-Polish President Lech

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Ukraine Elections: 89 Candidates Vie to Do Washington's Bidding

Kiev- On February 3, the Ukrainian Central Election Committee closed the registration of documents for presidential candidates for the elections on March 31. There are for now 89 applicants willing to compete for the presidency in Ukraine.

RUSSIA-INSIDER.COM

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a Russian trap

WHEN A MEGAPROJECT makes no commercial sense, there are two possibilities. Either its sponsors are fools, or they have other motives. Since Vladimir Putin is no fool, one must assume that his pet pipeline is not really a business venture—and that the fools are the Europeans, in particular the German

THE ECONOMIST

Rousing ghosts: Ukraine famine film warns Europe

BERLIN (Reuters) - Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead, Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of “Mr Jones”, her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine.

REUTERS

Ukraine's embassy throws hissy fit after Times calls Ukrainian conflict 'civil war': 'Correct immediately!'

The Times has annoyed Kiev after describing the prolonged conflict in Ukraine as a "civil war." Ukraine's embassy in the UK rushed to slam the paper and remind the world that Kiev supposedly fights "Russian aggression."

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