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Bone fragments found in Ukraine do come from MH17 victims
Nov14

Bone fragments found in Ukraine do come from MH17 victims

Pieces of bone found in the vicinity of the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine contain DNA material from seven… …read more Source:...

Amid the Vast Universe of the ‘Valerian’ Movie, Ukraine Gets a Special Shout-Out
Nov10

Amid the Vast Universe of the ‘Valerian’ Movie, Ukraine Gets a Special Shout-Out

Photoshopped screenshot from the sci-fi film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” with cosmonauts wearing the Ukrainian flag as shoulder sleeve insignia, shared on social networks. The presence of the Ukrainian flag on the sleeve of an astronaut in the movie “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” has created a small sensation...

What Happens when Montenegro Citizens Return Home After Fighting in Foreign Wars?
Nov05

What Happens when Montenegro Citizens Return Home After Fighting in Foreign Wars?

Screenshot from the online version of the documentary film “The Road of No Return?” by Center for Democratic Transition (CDT), from Montenegro. Milica Bogdanović, the author of this post, is a member of the Center for Democratic Transition (CDT), the organization which produced the film mentioned. The documentary film “The Road of No Return?”...

Ukrainian Wikipedia Awards National Winners of ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest
Oct22

Ukrainian Wikipedia Awards National Winners of ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

Rock-cave complex “Dovbush Rocks”, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, photo by Pavlo Pivovar, via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA. Ukrainian Wikipedia has given awards to the top 11 photographers in the national segment of the international photo contest “Wiki Loves Earth” which celebrates natural monuments and protected areas. The award ceremony took place...

In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline
Sep19

In Ukraine, Fears of ‘Technological Terrorism’ Cause Free Expression to Decline

Open air exhibition of posters of different kinds of soldiers from Ukrainian history next to landmark St. Andrew Church in Kiev. Photo by Filip Stojanovski, CC BY. Olga Kyryliuk, PhD, is an expert in International Law, and co-founder of the Ukrainian NGO Digital Defenders Partners – DDP (Партнери цифрового правозахисту in Ukrainian), focused on...

Dutch senate approves Ukraine treaty; Brussels welcomes ‘important signal’
May30

Dutch senate approves Ukraine treaty; Brussels welcomes ‘important signal’

As expected, the Dutch senate on Tuesday voted in favour of the controversial EU treaty with Ukraine thanks to the… …read more Source:...

Dutch senators poised to back EU’s treaty with Ukraine in key vote
May23

Dutch senators poised to back EU’s treaty with Ukraine in key vote

The Dutch senate is set to vote in favour of the controversial EU treaty with Ukraine on Tuesday thanks to… …read more Source:...

Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine
May22

Russian Crooner Joins Effort to Attract Tourists to War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

Source: Kremlin.ru Nearly three years into the war in eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DNR and LNR, respectively) are making a renewed attempt to attract foreign tourists to their internationally unrecognized statelets—with support from one of Russia’s most famous crooners. Joseph Kobzon, a celebrated...

The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)
May17

The Russian State Media: Champion of Internet Freedom. (From Now On.)

Photo: PixabayIn the past five years, the Russian government has blocked an estimated 5.6 million webpages — most of them by accident, after blacklisting entire IP addresses to target individual lawbreakers. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s federal censor, has gone after both small online resources, like thousands of websites affiliated with illegal...

Ukraine Sanctions VKontakte, Other Russian Social Media Websites
May16

Ukraine Sanctions VKontakte, Other Russian Social Media Websites

Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed an order instructing the country’s Internet providers to block several major Russian social media websites, according to a decree published on the Presidential Administration’s website. The far-ranging National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) decree,...

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