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‘Zelyonka:’ the Anti-Putin Antiseptic
Mar23

‘Zelyonka:’ the Anti-Putin Antiseptic

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Source: Navalny.com “Zelyonka,” a green topical antiseptic used in Russia and other countries in Eastern Europe, is back in the headlines: On March 19, Russian opposition leader and presidential candidate Alexei Navalny was attacked with the antiseptic outside his campaign headquarters in the Siberian...

Dutch take power ballad Lights and Shadows to Eurovision
Mar03

Dutch take power ballad Lights and Shadows to Eurovision

The number which girl group OG3NE will perform for the Netherlands at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev was… …read more Source:...

Ukraine Will Blacklist Websites That ‘Undermine Ukrainian Sovereignty’
Mar02

Ukraine Will Blacklist Websites That ‘Undermine Ukrainian Sovereignty’

Rally in support of Novorossiya in Moscow, June 11, 2014. Source: Artem Tkachenko, CC BY-SA 3.0. Ukraine’s Ministry of Information Policy is preparing a list of websites that “undermine Ukrainian sovereignty” as part of an effort to uphold the country’s new information security doctrine, signed on February 25 by President Petro...

911 for Donbass: Meet the App That Will Keep Ukrainians Updated About Military Attacks
Feb27

911 for Donbass: Meet the App That Will Keep Ukrainians Updated About Military Attacks

Source: Vyacheslav Abroskin, Facebook. An app that informs users about military attacks and lets them contact law enforcement in seconds will soon go live in Ukraine—and, its creators hope, reduce casualties among civilians in the war-torn eastern regions of the country. For nearly three years, the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that compose the...

Dutch lower house votes in favour of Ukraine treaty compromise
Feb22

Dutch lower house votes in favour of Ukraine treaty compromise

As expected, the compromise struck between prime minister Mark Rutte and the European Commission was backed in the Dutch parliament… …read more Source:...

Controversial ‘Crashing Airplane’ Advertisement Stirs Serbian Presidential Elections Debate
Feb18

Controversial ‘Crashing Airplane’ Advertisement Stirs Serbian Presidential Elections Debate

Images from the video promoting candidacy by Aleksandar Vučić for president of Serbia. Serbia will hold presidential elections this April, and current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić this month announced his candidacy for president. Just a few day later his campaign published a video commercial comparing the country to an airplane in danger of...

Journalist images ‘don’t suggest more MH17 human remains’, says minister
Feb16

Journalist images ‘don’t suggest more MH17 human remains’, says minister

Images and evidence collected in eastern Ukraine by a Dutch journalist who returned with a piece of bone from an… …read more Source:...

Out of time: no Ukraine treaty vote before the election
Feb13

Out of time: no Ukraine treaty vote before the election

The Dutch parliament will not take a decision about whether or not to ratify the EU’s treaty with Ukraine before… …read more Source:...

Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again
Feb10

Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again

Source: Chesno, YouTube On Thursday, the Ukrainian anti-corruption watchdog Chesno recorded five instances of MPs casting multiple votes through parliament’s electronic voting system, marking 161 documented cases of such fraud since the organization began keeping count in December 2014. Videos uploaded to YouTube by Centre UA, an...

Were the signatures calling for the 2016 Ukraine referendum genuine?
Feb09

Were the signatures calling for the 2016 Ukraine referendum genuine?

The government does not know whether the 427,000 signatures calling for the controversial 2016 referendum on the Ukraine-EU trade treaty… …read more Source:...

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