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Voting Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine

There are 1.4 million internally displaced people (IDPs) registered in Ukraine1 , who have been displaced from Crimea and Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. They make up 4% of voters in Ukraine.


Anti-Semitic images painted on memorial to desecrated Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

(JTA) — Unidentified individuals painted anti-Semitic cartoons on a memorial wall in Ukraine that was made of ancient Jewish headstones destroyed by Soviet authorities. The graffiti found this week in the western city of Kolomyya show a man tossing a Star of David in the trash. The memorial wall com


Russia remains Ukraine’s key trade partner in 2018, says statistics service

KIEV, February 19. /TASS/. Russian Federation remained Ukraine’s main trade partner in 2018, despite mutual trade restrictions imposed in 2016. In 2018, Ukrainian exports to other countries amounted to $47.3 bln, an increase of 9.4% compared with 2017, according to the figures released by the State


President admits Ukraine has a long way to go before joining EU, NATO

KIEV, February 19. /TASS/. Ukraine has a long way to go before it joins the European Union and NATO, the country’s President Pyotr Poroshenko said on Tuesday at a parliamentary session dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the 2014 coup.


Merkel: I support Poroshenko, but Nord Stream 2 is also important

At the Munich Security Conference, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel stated that Ukraine should remain a gas transit country even though Germany will not rule out the potential for a direct gas link to Russia, Interfax-Ukraine reports.


Meet Ukraine’s Presidential Candidates

Ukraine’s presidential race is on, with a record-breaking 44 of at least 89 applicants green-lighted to run. The field is arguably the most diverse in the country’s independent history, with veteran politicians vying against a comedian, journalists, war veterans, career spies, accused criminals, and


Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian church's independence

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus' Orthodox Church says it supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's right to independence that was granted by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople last month, aiming to heal its divisions.


Ukraine strips pro-Russia priest of citizenship, deports him

Ukraine has taken the extraordinary step of deporting a senior cleric of the Moscow-aligned Orthodox Church and stripping him of his citizenship, marking a political escalation in the historic rift that has shaken the Eastern Orthodox world and further raised tensions between Kyiv and Moscow.


Dankof and Slattery: Mike Pompeo is getting gay with Ukraine

National Bugle Radio with Patrick Slattery 2.14.19. Mark Dankof joins Patrick Slattery in a discussion of how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a mission to gay up the Ukraine. Why is U.S. Ambassador (((Marie Yovanovitch))) marching at the front of a gay pride parade in Kiev?


Kremlin: Russia to send election observers to Ukraine on voting day

Russia intends to send observers to monitor Ukraine’s upcoming presidential elections directly on voting day – 31 March – as part of the OSCE’s international observation mission, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.


Ukraine: Kherson watermelons to become registered geographical indication

According to Acting Minister of Agrarian Policy Olha Trofimtseva, Kherson watermelons are close to becoming a registered geographical indication. She referred to the "Geographical Indications in Ukraine" project and posted on Facebook: "Kherson watermelons are one step closer to becoming a registere


Ukraine: Comedian surges ahead in presidential election poll

MOSCOW — The latest opinion poll in Ukraine shows a popular comedian holding a strong lead in campaigning for the presidential election. The survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and released Thursday shows 41-year-old comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy, who plays the nation’s p


Russia ready to continue transporting gas via Ukraine in case of competitive conditions

SOCHI, February 14. /TASS/. Russia is still ready to continue transporting gas through Ukraine after 2019 in case of competitive conditions, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on the sidelines of the Russian investment forum on Thursday.


Ukraine to pay $15 billion of state debt 2019, says Finance Ministry

KIEV, February 14. /TASS/. Ukraine is to pay more than $15 billion of its state debt in 2019, the Ministry of Finance said in a macroeconomic report. "State debt payments will peak in 2019-2021. The overall state debt payments due in 2019 are set at 417 billion hryvnias ($15.4 billion), including ab


Ukraine official charged over acid killing

Ukrainian prosecutors have charged a high-ranking local official over a deadly acid attack on a prominent anti-corruption activist. The agony of Kateryna Handzyuk, 33, shocked Ukraine. She died from her burns in November, after more than 10 operations. She was attacked in July.


'AGT: The Champions' names winner

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” has named its first winner, and it was a recent victor. Magician Shin Lim, who triumphed in the regular NBC contest in September, collected the prize in the best-of-the-best contest that aired Monday. The show brings together “AGT” acts from around the world.


Church and State in Ukraine and the Power Politics of Orthodox Christianity

On Feb. 3, 2019, the St. Sophia Orthodox cathedral in Kiev was surrounded by a heavy security detail. Inside, 200 invited guests witnessed the ceremonial enthronement of Epiphanius Dumenko as head of the recently formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine (with the title of metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukrai


Whelan, Lieberg take Austin marathon crowns

Joey Whelan and Heather Lieberg were the fastest runners Sunday morning, taking the Ascension Seton Austin Marathon crowns. Whelan, last year's men's champion, out-distanced the men's field with a time of 2 hours, 17 minutes and 4 seconds. His time was more than three minutes faster than runner-up J


Measles Cases Rise in Outbreaks in Ukraine, Philippines

Eight people have died so far this year in a measles outbreak in Ukraine, and 3,100 were infected last week alone, the Associated Press reports. The numbers point to an uptick compared to last year, in which 53,000 people contracted the disease.


K&L Gates Supports NBT AS and Total Eren in Reaching Financial Close on First Phase of 250 MW Syvash Wind Power Project in Ukraine

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14 -- K&L Gates, a law firm, issued the following news release:. Global law firm K&L Gates LLP advised SyvashEnergoProm LLC, a subsidiary of Oslo-based utility-scale wind power developer NBT AS, and Total Eren SA, a leading renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) based in