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Christophe de Margerie: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Christophe de Margerie, the CEO of French oil giant, Total S.A., died after his plane collided with a snowplow on the runway of a Russian airport on October 20. 591 more words


BREAKING NEWS: Blast rocks chemical plant in Donetsk, claims of tactical missile (VIDEO)

A huge blast has rocked a chemical factory in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the city council says on its website. The blast wave reportedly shattered windows in houses in a radius of several kilometers. 207 more words

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Bill 5036 fails in The RADA - thankfully

Today amongst numerous Bills (4443a and 4143) relating to broadcasting in Ukraine, was Bill 5036.

Within Bill 5036, Article 9, there a new paragraph was proposed, under which a broadcaster is not entitled to distribute audiovisual works, among which the main characters are police, armed forces, special services of Russia and/or the Soviet Union and/or the Russian Empire – except audiovisual works of Soviet production, which were manufactured before August 1991. 232 more words


Poroshenko signs election law amendments......but......

After returning from what can only be described as a less than successful ASEM Summit with regard to progress vis a vis The Kremlin, President Poroshenko has signed the election law amendments relating to voter bribery. 490 more words


Internal displacement Ukraine - an enduring problem

Internal displacement of Ukrainian citizens leaving The Donbas –  simply sad reading – and likely to be an enduring issue with no easy or quick fix ahead. 7 more words


Odessa Port Side - Dmitry Firtash

Odessa Port Side is a State owned entity of arguably some strategic value – which is why despite being rumoured to be on the privitisation lists of various Ukrainian governments over the years, it has after deliberation, never actually been sold – at least it has never been sold as far as anybody knows, and remains on the register of the State Property Fund. 509 more words


Ukrainian Students Replaces Russia in U.S. Exchange Program

Russian students you’re out …and Ukrainian students, you’re in! Ukrainian students will replace Russian students in the United States exchange program. A total of 300 slots are available after Russia withdrew from the program., which gives scholarships to students who want to reside and finish highschool in America. 114 more words