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Monthly Archives: September 2015


Changes made by new Law on Local Elections

Changes made by new Law on Local Elections

The new law entered into force on 08.08.2015. The elections are scheduled for October 25 and they will test is the model suggested by the Law is actually effective. The main feature of the upcoming elections is the non-transferable vote. In the infographics down below you can find more information on changes brought by the […]

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How is it possible that we kill each other, torture each other in basements? – Sergiy Zakharov

How is it possible that we kill each other, torture each other in basements? - Sergiy Zakharov

Donetsk artist creates a graphic novel to tell what he experienced in captivity using the language he can speak. Artist from Donetsk city Sergiy Zakharov paints a graphic novel based on what he saw and experienced when he was held captive by fighters of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic year ago.   The story down below […]

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Situation in ATO zone remains relatively calm with some provocations

Situation in ATO zone remains relatively calm with some provocations

As of September 7, 2015 situation in Donbas remains relatively calm despite some provocations. Unian reports this with reference to spokesperson of presidential administration on ATO issues Andriy Lysenko. He mentioned that situation in Mariupol sector was ‘absolutely calm’. In Luhansk sector there was one provocation near town of Shchastya where the fighters made few shots […]

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I don’t know why they do it, but Lenin must be spinning in his grave

Vladimir Lenin dressed in Ukraine's national football team uniform

There have appeared photographs of monument to Vladimir Lenin dressed in Ukraine’s national football team uniform. This leader of proletariat stands in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine.   This is actually not the first time when Lenin monument gets dressed here. Last year this iron man was dressed in vyshyvanka. Few attempts to destroy the monument within decomunization […]

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New military doctrine of Ukraine where Russia is an enemy

New military doctrine where Russia is an enemy of Ukraine

National Security and Defense Council suggested President Poroshenko to approve new redaction of military doctrine of Ukraine which states that Russian Federation is a military enemy of Ukraine. Unian reports this with reference to press service of NSDC. The meeting of NSDC took place on September 2, during which president Poroshenko was suggested to approve new […]

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Russian aggression in Ukraine and its victims [Infographics]

Russian aggression in Ukraine and its victims [Infographics]

One year ago, on September 5, 2014, a first Minsk agreement was signed in Belarus. After hard defeat and tragic losses in Ilovaisk in late summer this agreement looked a like an acceptable plan to resolve the conflict. However, one year after, when we already have the second version of Minsk agreements, it is obvious […]

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Take a look into the eyes of the war via ‘Letters to the front’

Take a look into the eyes of the war via 'Letters to the front'

Wives, mothers and sisters of ATO servicemen participated in photosession for them. Director Ivan Kravchyshyn designed the idea of ‘Letters to the front’ project after he had visited hot spots of the front. ‘Ukrainska Pravda’ reports this with reference to the director. Ivan Kravchyshyn initially wanted to film material for a documentary about hostilities. But when […]

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Relative truce in the East

Relative truce in the East

Since Friday Russian-terrorist troops have significantly reduced usage of heavy weapons in Donbas. This is reported by head of ‘Information Resistance’ group, MP Dmitriy Tymchuk. Russian-terrorist troops still refrain themselves from using heavy weapons, however, active usage of infantry weapons to shell ATO forces positions and conduct armed provocations was registered yesterday, September 2. They […]

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Savage grin of patriotism

Savage grin of patriotism

Interesting video with assumptions on how to rule the world using altruism, patriotism and other animal instincts. Although it is not stated directly, examples given in this video bear strong resemblance to modern Russian propaganda. Kseniya Timonova explains how good old instincts can be used to influence and command people, generate necessary patriotic feelings, hatred […]

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Unrest near Verkhovna Rada on August 31 – reasons and opinions

On August 31 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted amendments to the Constitution which are supposed to guarantee decentralization of power in the country. This decision caused unrest inside as well as outside the Verkhovna Rada. Several parties which have greatly lost their value in coalition blocked the tribune meanwhile outside people gathered for meeting which […]

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