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Russia denies owning missile that downed MH17
May25

Russia denies owning missile that downed MH17

The BUK missile system used to shoot down flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine in July 2014 belonged to the 53rd brigade of the Russian Armed Forces, the Joint Investigation Team revealed on Thursday. Russia denies this, NU.nl reports. According to Russia, no Russian missile installation ever crossed the border between Russia and Ukraine. The Russian...

Missile launcher in MH17 downing tied to Russia military; Investigators appeal for help
May24

Missile launcher in MH17 downing tied to Russia military; Investigators appeal for help

The missile that shot down flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 came from the Russian Armed Forces, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) revealed at a press conference on Thursday morning. The question of who shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight was not answered on Thursday. …read more Source: NL...

Dutch companies suspected of helping build bridge between Russia, Crimea
May04

Dutch companies suspected of helping build bridge between Russia, Crimea

The Public Prosecutor is investigating the involvement of seven Dutch companies in the construction of a bridge from Russia to Crimea. Due to EU sanctions against Russia, Dutch companies were not allowed to help build that bridge, NU.nl reports. …read more Source: NL...

MH17 relatives entitled to millions in damages: U.S. court
Jan31

MH17 relatives entitled to millions in damages: U.S. court

A group of MH17 victims’ relatives won a lawsuit in a United States court which entitles them to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, television program Zembla reports based on court documents. A total of 25 surviving relatives, including 10 Dutch, took part in this lawsuit filed against Igor Girkin, a leader among pro-Russian...

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:...

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