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    From Soviet to Sith: Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader
    Oct23

    From Soviet to Sith: Ukrainians transform Lenin statue into Darth Vader

    Just in time for the release of the latest Star Wars blockbuster, Ukrainians in Odessa transform a statue of Lenin into one of Darth Vader, an oddly prominent figure in local politics. …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia ‘tried to hack MH17 inquiry system’ (AFP)
    Oct23

    Russia ‘tried to hack MH17 inquiry system’ (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – Russian spies likely tried to hack into the Dutch Safety Board’s computer systems to access a sensitive final report into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, experts said Friday. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian Firewood Initiative Raises A Burning Question
    Oct21

    Russian Firewood Initiative Raises A Burning Question

    A simple for “Russian gas supplies” ( retrieves headlines about Russia being the only country “able to provide Ukraine with gas,” about “Europe being unable” to cope without Russian gas, and about Rus …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels begin Donetsk arms withdrawal (AFP)
    Oct20

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels begin Donetsk arms withdrawal (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian insurgents said Tuesday they had begun withdrawing tanks and smaller weapons from the frontline splitting the devastated Donetsk region in the ex-Soviet state’s eastern war zone. …read more Source: The West...

    Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia (AFP)
    Oct20

    Georgia breakaway region eyes Crimea-style vote on joining Russia (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has said it plans to hold a referendum on joining Russia but the Kremlin appeared to pour cold water on the idea Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    21 customs officers detained in Hungary corruption case
    Oct20

    21 customs officers detained in Hungary corruption case

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) ” Hungarian prosecutors say 21 police officers working at a border crossing with Ukraine have been detained, suspected of regularly taking bribes from foreigner travelers and allowing them to enter or leave… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian economy slumps
    Oct20

    Russian economy slumps

    Russia’s economy has shrunk 4.3 percent in the third quarter this year, as a recession caused by low oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine continued to take its toll. …read more Source:...

    US: Ukrainian led ring that stole online bank information
    Oct20

    US: Ukrainian led ring that stole online bank information

    NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) ” A Ukrainian man has pleaded not guilty to charges he orchestrated a scheme to steal online bank information.Sergey Vovnenko, who allegedly used aliases like “Darklife” and “Centurion,” was charged in April… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    YouTube star appointed to head of customs in Odessa
    Oct20

    YouTube star appointed to head of customs in Odessa

    The new head of customs at one of Europe’s most notoriously corrupt ports is a 26 year old YouTube star with no experience.Yulia Marushevska has an extensive education from Kiev university and Stanford in the United States, but… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ousted pro-Russia president sues Ukraine in European court (AFP)
    Oct19

    Ousted pro-Russia president sues Ukraine in European court (AFP)

    Strasbourg (France) (AFP) – Ukraine’s fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovych lodged a claim with the European Court of Human Rights on Monday for unfair treatment by Kiev’s Western-backed government. …read more Source: The West...

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