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    Twitter banned hundreds of Ukrainian users because of fake reports made by Russian bots
    Jan17

    Twitter banned hundreds of Ukrainian users because of fake reports made by Russian bots

    On December 29, 2015, Twitter began mass block of its users with active pro Ukrainian position who have thousands of followers. The reason was the mass appeals of Russian bots that used the changes to the rules of Twitter. For several days it was blocked several hundreds of Ukrainian accounts in this social network. Among them, many popular with...

    How Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin sabotaged the reform process
    Jan11

    How Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin sabotaged the reform process

    Halya Coynash (member of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group) for Atlantic Council   Viktor Shokin, Ukraine’s prosecutor general, was upbeat in his New Year’s message to colleagues. While “2015 was a difficult and responsible year for us all,” he wrote, we “carried out unprecedented reform and overhaul of...

    New OSCE Chairman is satisfied with the ceasefire in Donbas while 3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the first two days of the new year
    Jan04

    New OSCE Chairman is satisfied with the ceasefire in Donbas while 3 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the first two days of the new year

    New OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier is satisfied with the ceasefire in Donbas and hopes for further development. “It gives hope that the parties to the conflict will discuss other difficult steps that yet have to be made to fully implement the Minsk Agreements, to find constructive solutions,...

    Russian soldiers of 9th motor-rifle regiment of first army corps of Russian Federation Armed Forces captured Kominternove
    Dec30

    Russian soldiers of 9th motor-rifle regiment of first army corps of Russian Federation Armed Forces captured Kominternove

    On December 22 the 9th motor-rifle regiment of the first army corps of the Russian Federation Armed Forces seized Kominternove located in the “grey zone” supported by armored vehicles and an 82-mm mortar unit. They took hold of the western outskirts and started installing engineering equipment and fortifications as well as started mining the...

    ‘Does Ukraine need nationalism’ – discussion with Anne Applebaum
    Dec21

    ‘Does Ukraine need nationalism’ – discussion with Anne Applebaum

    Anne Elizabeth Applebaum is an American and Polish journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. The discussion took place October 27, 2015 at the America House in Kyiv. Event was moderated by Professor of Political Science University of...

    Russian war crimes in Eastern Ukraine – 2014. Report by Polish Deputy
    Dec21

    Russian war crimes in Eastern Ukraine – 2014. Report by Polish Deputy

    Polish parliamentarian Małgorzata Gosiewska of Poland’s Law and Justice Party published a report titled “Russian War Crimes in Eastern Ukraine in 2014.” This report describes war crimes in the meaning of international law committed in eastern and southern Ukraine by soldiers and officials of the Russian Federation and by the pro-Russian...

    OSCE: the situation becomes worse in Eastern Ukraine. The violence is spreading, separatists take positions in schools.
    Dec18

    OSCE: the situation becomes worse in Eastern Ukraine. The violence is spreading, separatists take positions in schools.

    The security situation in Donbas  has remained tense and unpredictable. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine noted indications that the violence was spreading. “On Saturday, for instance, in the space of 90 minutes we recorded 99 explosions in Novotroitske, and 32 explosions in Starohnativka. The day before in Pervomaisk in Luhansk...

    Russian militants do not let UN humanitarian aid enter occupied territories and fired at Ukrainian positions
    Dec14

    Russian militants do not let UN humanitarian aid enter occupied territories and fired at Ukrainian positions

    Russia-backed militants refused to let pass 23 trucks with UN humanitarian aid through their checkpoints. The trucks were carrying 430 tons of food and medicine destined for residents of the territories in Luhansk and Donetsk regions that Ukraine temporarily does not control. Russian militants stopped the trucks near Olenivka village, Luhansk...

    Speech of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in  Ukraine’s parliament in Kyiv
    Dec09

    Speech of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Ukraine’s parliament in Kyiv

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on the Ukrainian lawmakers and members of the Government not to miss the chance to build the better future for Ukraine. “If you succeed, you will be the founders of the first democratic and free Ukraine,” Biden said and reminded that “the whole world is watching the struggle of Ukraine...

    Vega launcher with Ukrainian engine was successfully placed into orbit LISA Pathfinder satellite
    Dec04

    Vega launcher with Ukrainian engine was successfully placed into orbit LISA Pathfinder satellite

    A Vega light rocket with the Ukrainian engine carrying the European Space Agency’s Lisa Pathfinder was successfully placed into orbit LISA Pathfinder satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA).     The mission lifted off from the Ensemble de Lancement Vega (ELV) launch pad at the Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) or Guiana Space...

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