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    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 ex-adviser wins EU court case against sanctions
    Oct26

    Ukraine ex-adviser wins EU court case against sanctions

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

    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:...

    Ukraine Election 2015 Update: Voting Results Show Division Between Eastern And Western Part Of The Country
    Oct26

    Ukraine Election 2015 Update: Voting Results Show Division Between Eastern And Western Part Of The Country

    Early results from Ukraine’s local elections held Sunday were beginning to pour in showing an East-West voting divide that has long separated the country of 45 million. The four polls released Monday showed President Petro Poroshenko retaining his support in the west and center of the country with the Opposition Bloc gaining in the south...

    Ukraine Election Update 2015: Chewbacca Arrested For Unlawfully Campaigning For Darth Vader
    Oct26

    Ukraine Election Update 2015: Chewbacca Arrested For Unlawfully Campaigning For Darth Vader

    Ukrainian police took down one agitated Wookiee in Odessa on Sunday after they say Chewbacca was caught unlawfully canvassing for Darth Vader on the country’s voting day for local elections. Footage released shows four officers struggling to arrest a costumed, unidentified man dressed as the “Star Wars” character after he was...

    May the police force be with you: Chewbacca arrested at Ukraine polls
    Oct26

    May the police force be with you: Chewbacca arrested at Ukraine polls

    ODESSA, Ukraine – A man dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca was detained and fined for disobeying police during local polls in Ukraine on Sunday.The Wookiee warrior – an activist from a marginal political party – was apprehended by police in the southwestern city of Odessa after refusing to present his ID as he posed...

    May police force be with you — ‘Chewbacca’ arrested in Ukraine polls (AFP)
    Oct26

    May police force be with you — ‘Chewbacca’ arrested in Ukraine polls (AFP)

    Odessa (Ukraine) (AFP) – A man dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca was detained and fined for disobeying police during local polls in Ukraine on Sunday. …read more Source: The West...

    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...

    Ukraine rebels ‘expelled two OSCE  monitors’ (AFP)
    Oct26

    Ukraine rebels ‘expelled two OSCE monitors’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-Russian insurgents said Monday they had expelled two ceasefire monitors from the separatist Lugansk region, although the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) denied the report. …read more Source: The West...

    Exit Polls in Ukraine Local Elections Show East-west Split
    Oct26

    Exit Polls in Ukraine Local Elections Show East-west Split

    Four exit polls from Ukraine’s local elections released Monday indicated the governing coalition would retain its dominant position in the west and center of the country, despite widespread disappointment with the government of President Petro Poroshenko. In the south and east, voters favored the Opposition Bloc, formed from the remnants of...