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      Exporting banned pesticides: EU’s double-dealing tactics?
      Dec15

      Exporting banned pesticides: EU’s double-dealing tactics?

      Since the EU banned the use of various dangerous pesticides in its member states, agrochemical giants have continued to produce them in Europe and export them perfectly legally. In fact, business is booming. In 2018, more than 80,000 tonnes of these pesticides left the EU, with the US, Brazil, Ukraine and Morocco the top destination countries....

      Ceasefire in Ukraine’s Donbas region: Peace or frozen conflict?
      Oct23

      Ceasefire in Ukraine’s Donbas region: Peace or frozen conflict?

      In 2014, Russian-backed forces seized part of the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. Since then, the separatists have been at war with the Ukrainian army and numerous ceasefires have been agreed, only to be swiftly broken. However, the latest truce, agreed on July 27, is largely holding. Despite this, many people in the Ukrainian-controlled part...

      Military plane carrying 27 crashes in Ukraine, killing most on board
      Sep26

      Military plane carrying 27 crashes in Ukraine, killing most on board

      A military transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in northeastern Ukraine on Friday evening, killing at least 22 people on board, officials said. …read more Source:: France...

      Belarus to close borders with Poland and Lithuania, put troops on alert
      Sep18

      Belarus to close borders with Poland and Lithuania, put troops on alert

      Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, dogged by weeks of protests over a disputed election, said on Thursday that Belarus needs to close its borders with Poland and Lithuania, and strengthen border controls with Ukraine. …read more Source:: France...

      Ukraine and Poland, safe havens for Belarusian dissidents
      Sep09

      Ukraine and Poland, safe havens for Belarusian dissidents

      One month ago, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko claimed to have won a sixth term in office with over 80 percent of the vote. Amid widespread claims that the victory was fraudulent, protesters took to the streets. But the authorities responded with a wave of repression. Facing threats, scores of dissidents decided to flee to neighbouring...

      Belarus opposition figure Kolesnikova detained at Ukraine border
      Sep08

      Belarus opposition figure Kolesnikova detained at Ukraine border

      One of Belarus’s leading opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova has been detained while trying to cross into Ukraine, border officials said Tuesday. …read more Source:: France...

      Ukraine’s prisons go up for sale
      Aug07

      Ukraine’s prisons go up for sale

      The Irpin Penal Centre, a vast prison complex outside of Kiev, has been empty since inmates were moved out last year. Now, according to the Ukrainian government, it could represent a prime opportunity for one lucky investor. …read more Source:: France...

      Ukraine bus siege ends with hostages freed and gunman arrested
      Jul22

      Ukraine bus siege ends with hostages freed and gunman arrested

      Ukrainian police freed 13 hostages and arrested an armed man who held them on a bus for more than 12 hours on Tuesday, after the country’s president agreed to his demand to post a movie recommendation on social media. …read more Source:: France...

      Netherlands takes Russia to European court over 2014 downing of Flight MH17
      Jul10

      Netherlands takes Russia to European court over 2014 downing of Flight MH17

      The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday. …read more Source:: France...

      Ukraine’s Covid-19 lockdown leads to baby pile-up and surrogacy backlash
      Jun18

      Ukraine’s Covid-19 lockdown leads to baby pile-up and surrogacy backlash

      Covid-19 lockdowns have led to heartbreaking delays for many parents eager to claim their infants born through surrogacy. With travel restrictions to Ukraine now easing, there have been a flurry of emotional homecomings. But dozens of babies remain uncollected, and the situation has shone a harsh light on the country’s booming surrogacy...