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Volunteer cyclists deliver aid to isolated communities in eastern Ukraine
Volunteers are using bicycles and tricycles donated by UNHCR to reach vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine with aid and companionship.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 00:00:01 GMT

Global photo project shows power of football during displacement
As the European football championships kick off, Goal Click Refugees campaign reveals how the sport promotes integration as seen through the eyes of forcibly displaced people.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:00:01 GMT

Activist champions rights of people with disabilities in Ukraine
Tetiana Barantsova named regional winner for Europe for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:00:01 GMT

'With this law, I will finally get a sense of how it is to exist'
A new statelessness determination procedure in Ukraine gives people without identity documents the right to work, study and access health care.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR welcomes new Ukrainian statelessness law set to end legal limbo for thousands
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new statelessness law in Ukraine which came into effect this week. The law will give thousands of people who lack a nationality a chance to work legally, study...

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:00:01 GMT
Location of  Ukraine  (green)in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
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Ukraine is the largest country inside Europe. It borders Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azoy.
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Investigation Launched Into Bosnian Serb Leader's 'Secessionist' Statements
Prosecutors in Bosnia-Herzegovina have launched an investigation of Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik for "undermining the constitutional order" after he announced that the Republika Srpska leadership will soon take measures aimed at withdrawing from key institutions of the Bosnian state.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:27:53 +0000

At UN Court, Azerbaijan Accuses Armenia of Ethnic Cleansing
Azerbaijan's deputy foreign minister has accused Armenia of "ethnic cleansing" and of continuing to lay land mines on its territory even after a cease-fire ended a six-week war in the disputed region late last year, as a second case related to the conflict opened on October 18 at the United Nations' top court in The Hague.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 18:18:58 +0000

Putin's Dominance Risks Destabilization: Fiona Hill's Insights On Russia, the U.S., And Their 'Unfortunate Parallels'
Fiona Hill served as the senior Russia adviser in President Donald Trump's White House. In an interview with RFE/RL, she says she's worried that Putin's singular dominance is destabilizing Russia. And she's worried about what she says are dangerous parallels between Russia and today's United States.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 17:27:19 +0000

'Reindeer Are Sacred': Herders Struggle For Survival In Russia's Far East
In parts of Yakutia, in Russia's Far East, many residents raise reindeer to make a living, relying, in part, on modest government subsidies to make ends meet. Their livelihood is part of a traditional way of life, but it's threatened with obsolescence as young people leave in search of better jobs.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 16:50:07 +0000

Russian Anti-Feminist, Anti-LGBT, Racist Group Declared 'Extremist'
A court in Russia has declared a notorious anti-feminist, anti-LGBT, racist group known as Male State an extremist organization.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 16:41:43 +0000
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Ukrainian Crafts: Petrykivka Painting

Originating in the village of Petrykivka in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the Petrykivka style of painting is one of Ukraine's unique and treasured forms of ornamental folk art which is still practiced around the country today. Characterized by the colorful flowers and lush foliage found in the area, Petrykivka is used to decorate a wide variety of items, both practical and decorative. The founding of the village of Petrykivka dates back to the late-18th century and people living there decorated the exterior and interior of their homes, as well as the items in them, extensively with the form of painting that came to be known as Petrykivka or Petrikov. Walls, stoves, furniture, plates, kitchen utensils, musical instruments and other items would become skillfully crafted works of art.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 02:24:55 +0000

Ukrainian Rock Band Okean Elzy

Formed in the city of Lviv in 1994, the band Okean Elzy has gathered a following of fans throughout Ukraine and beyond its borders with music and lyrics that resonate with the band's audience. The five members of Okean Elzy are Slava Vakarchuk (vocals, songwriter), Denis Glinin (drums), Denis Dudko (bass guitar), Milos Jelic (keyboards, arrangements) and Vladimir Opsenica (guitar) and their studio albums include Tamde nas nema (1998), Yan a nebi buv (2000), Model (2001), Supersymetriya (2003), Gloria (2005), Mira (2007), Dolce Vita (2010), and Zemlya (2013).

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:06:40 +0000

Historical Reminders of the Scythians in Ukraine

Thousands of burial mounds across the southern steppes of Ukraine remain as a reminder of the historical presence of the Scythians, a semi-nomadic equestrian tribe who occupied the area between the 7th century BC and the 4th century AD. Scholars are of the opinion that the Scythians, who were of Iranian descent and spoke an Iranian dialect, started moving into the region in the late 8th century BC after being ousted from Central Asia. The Scythians drove off the Cimmerians who had been occupying the steppes, some of whom settled on the Black Sea coastline, with others waging a successful campaign to occupy Sardis in Lydia, part of the territory then known as Asia Minor.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:04:08 +0000

Visiting Villages in the Heart of Ukraine

On the road between Kiev and Poltava, through an area affectionately referred to as the 'Heart of Ukraine', travelers will come across a number of villages overflowing with history and culture. Located alongside the Sula River near Lubny, the Ukrainian Baroque-style Mharsky Monastery is an interesting attraction dating back to 1619 in the village of Mhar. The monastery features five domes - one central larger dome surrounded by four smaller domes - as well as a free-standing neoclassical bell tower that was built more than a hundred years after the original building was completed. The monastery suffered some damage in the early to mid-1900s and was used for non-religious purposes for a time, but was restored to the monks at the end of the 20th century.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:46:30 +0000

Important Bird Areas of Ukraine

Working in partnership with Birdlife International, the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB) has its headquarters in Kiev, with local branches throughout Ukraine supported by thousands of birdwatchers and ornithologists. The primary aim of the USPB is the preservation of birds and their habitats, thereby conserving the biodiversity of Ukraine. The non-governmental non-profit organization undertakes a number of key activities to achieve their goals, one of which is to identify and monitor Important Bird Areas (IBA) through a network of caretakers and coordinators.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:57:09 +0000
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Police Search for Motive in British Lawmaker’s Killing
An attack has rekindled questions about the security of members of Parliament.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 20:53:58 +0000

U.K. Leaders Praise Slain Lawmaker Amid Heightened Security Concerns
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and members of Parliament paid tribute to David Amess, who was fatally stabbed last week.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 20:30:06 +0000

Russia Breaks Diplomatic Ties with NATO
Moscow’s decision to end its diplomatic mission to the alliance will end a long, post-Cold War experiment in building trust between militaries.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:54:37 +0000

Russia's Low Vaccination Rates Leads to Record-Breaking Toll
The country hit 1,000 deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time since the pandemic began, reflecting the risks of having a low vaccination rate.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:17:05 +0000

Showdown Over Northern Ireland Has a Key Offstage Player: Biden
As the U.K. and the European Union begin their wrangling over details of trade with Northern Ireland, President Biden has more than a passing interest in the final result.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 17:31:09 +0000