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    ‘Chewbacca’ Arrested at Polls on Election Day in Ukraine
    Oct27

    ‘Chewbacca’ Arrested at Polls on Election Day in Ukraine

    A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine and fined the equivalent of $8 for violating campaign laws by supporting Darth Vader. …read more Source:...

    Early Results Show Ukraine Divided For, Against Poroshenko Rule
    Oct27

    Early Results Show Ukraine Divided For, Against Poroshenko Rule

    Four exit polls from Ukraine’s local elections released October 26 indicated the government of President Petro Poroshenko would retain its dominant position in the west and center of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Separatists Say Expel Two Monitors, OSCE Denies
    Oct27

    Ukraine Separatists Say Expel Two Monitors, OSCE Denies

    Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine say they have expelled two OSCE monitors, but the organization denies the allegation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    They’re Brawling At The Polls In Ukraine
    Oct27

    They’re Brawling At The Polls In Ukraine

    A large segment of the country couldnt participate, and other parts didnt dare. But, for all the uproar, a faint scent of peace is in the air. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 26, 2015
    Oct26

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 26, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Lolita Brayman explains how Ukraine is disenfranchising its citizens displaced by war. Adrian Karatnycky and Alexander Motyl argue that Russia’s adventurism in Ukraine is costing Putin dearly — and that he will be increasingly amenable to pressure. Till Bruckner...

    Ukrainians fear Russian bombs in Syria are bad news for them
    Oct26

    Ukrainians fear Russian bombs in Syria are bad news for them

    War against Russian sympathizers in southeast Ukraine has reached a stalemateConcerns that Russian efforts in Syria will create goodwill with Europeans worried about refugeesUkraine’s military much improved, but nation can’t afford much more expansion … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    ​Chewbacca arrested at Ukrainian polling station
    Oct26

    ​Chewbacca arrested at Ukrainian polling station

    Police drag away man dressed as Star Wars character, while election officials refuse “Darth Vader” a chance to vote …read more Source:...

    Ukrainians fear Russian bombs in Syria are bad news for them
    Oct26

    Ukrainians fear Russian bombs in Syria are bad news for them

    War against Russian sympathizers in southeast Ukraine has reached a stalemateConcerns that Russian efforts in Syria will create goodwill with Europeans worried about refugeesUkraine’s military much improved, but nation can’t afford much more expansion … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    EU Court Overturns Asset Freeze On Ukraine Ex-President’s Aide
    Oct26

    EU Court Overturns Asset Freeze On Ukraine Ex-President’s Aide

    An EU court has ruled that the bloc had been wrong to freeze the assets of a former adviser to ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Man in Chewbacca costume arrested in Ukraine
    Oct26

    Man in Chewbacca costume arrested in Ukraine

    A man dressed in a Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine over the weekend, because he was campaigning for none other than Darth Vader …read more Source:...