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    Chewbacca arrested at Odessa polling station – video
    Oct26

    Chewbacca arrested at Odessa polling station – video

    The Star Wars character is detained at a polling station in Odessa on Sunday, when local elections were taking place across Ukraine. The man inside the costume was held for the ‘administrative offence’ of not being able to produce ID and was also fined 170 hryvnia (£5). He was reportedly apprehended when lending support to Darth...

    EU suffers major court defeat on Ukraine sanctions
    Oct26

    EU suffers major court defeat on Ukraine sanctions

    The General Court of the European Union on Monday annulled European sanctions against a Ukrainian oligarch, harshly criticizing the evidence relied on by European countries and delivering a blow to the bloc’s fledgling sanctions regime. The court struck down a March 2014 decision by the Council that froze the assets of Andriy Portnov. The...

    Mariupol dispute mars Ukraine elections
    Oct26

    Mariupol dispute mars Ukraine elections

    Voting cancelled in strategically important port city amid allegations of ballot rigging …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukraine ex-adviser wins EU court case against sanctions
    Oct26

    Ukraine ex-adviser wins EU court case against sanctions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A former adviser to ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich scored a legal victory over the European Union on Monday when an EU court ruled that the bloc had been wrong to freeze his assets. …read more Source:...

    Chewbacca in court over lack of ID while driving Darth Vader to Ukraine election
    Oct26

    Chewbacca in court over lack of ID while driving Darth Vader to Ukraine election

    Star Wars character appears before court in Odessa after man inside costume failed to provide identity documentsThe Star Wars character Chewbacca has been dragged before a court in Odessa, in perhaps the most surreal episode in local elections across Ukraine that have been both hotly contested and full of dirty tricks.The man inside the costume...

    Ukraine elections comply with democratic standards: OSCE
    Oct26

    Ukraine elections comply with democratic standards: OSCE

    Observers have said the elections in government-held areas were democratic, but also could use improvement. The elections are a test for the current president, who faces criticism for austerity measures and corruption. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    WATCH: Chewbacca ARRESTED in Ukraine after police caught him campaigning for Darth Vader
    Oct26

    WATCH: Chewbacca ARRESTED in Ukraine after police caught him campaigning for Darth Vader

    STAR Wars’ infamous Wookie had his light sabre and laser gun confiscated when he was handcuffed at the polling station. …read more Source:...

    Man dressed as Chewbacca is arrested outside Ukrainian polling station
    Oct26

    Man dressed as Chewbacca is arrested outside Ukrainian polling station

    Watch the moment when a man dressed as a fictional character from Star Wars is arrested after refusing to cooperate with the police …read more Source: The...

    SEB: economic decline in Russia and Ukraine will continue
    Oct26

    SEB: economic decline in Russia and Ukraine will continue

    Recession will remain in the economies of Russia and Ukraine, as stated in the latest Eastern European Outlook compiled by SEB Bank. Experts of the bank believe economic decline will remain in Russia next year as well. It is likely the extent of the decline will depend on oil prices and sanctions, which could be extended. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine-Russia flight ban seen lasting for some time
    Oct26

    Ukraine-Russia flight ban seen lasting for some time

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Direct flights between Russia and Ukraine are unlikely to restart any time soon, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, after links were severed in a tit-for-tat row over Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source:...

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