Lviv News

A Fiery Defence of the Arsenal

Jul 18th, 2013

In the museum basement of Lviv's Arsenal a cafe is to open. In return, investors promise to equip an interactive weapons museum, which is to be located in the same room. However, the Lviv City Council members claim that any…

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Museum of Chocolate Opens in Lviv

Apr 30th, 2013

Since Lviv is a city that has long been known for its tradition of coffee and chocolate, the Chocolate Museum of AVK company was just what she needed. AVK, a renowned Ukrainian chocolate manufacturer has just opened the first permanent exhibition…

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Jewish tombstones no longer used as construction material

Mar 8th, 2013

According to the Jewish Cronicle Online and The Jerusalem Post, authorities of the city of Lviv declared to stop building pavements with Jewish headstones. With this statement, the municipality reacts to protests of the Jewish community who have…

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Peter and Paul Church Robbed at 30,000 USD

Feb 8th, 2013

The unidentified attackers entered the garrison church of Peter and Paul Church after breaking the door. Inside they opened the safe, which kept the donations for church repairs and restoration of icons, inform Lviv sources. Besides money, the…

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Big Ideas for Big Improvements in Ukraine

Jan 13th, 2013

Launching a year ago a website for Ukraine-based social projects and their potential founders at Big Idea http://biggggidea.com turned out a success. Since January 2012, the platform has collected more than Hr 136,000 from 520 donors for projects…

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Lviv Customs Discover Smuggling Attempt

Nov 26th, 2012

At point "Shehini" employees of Lviv Customs and Border Detachment Mostyska decided to thoroughly search Crysler Voyager, belonging to citizen of Ukraine returning home from Poland. For crossing the border the driver chose a "green corridor". After…

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Lviv airport leaps into life during Euro 2012

Jun 29th, 2012

Lviv's international airport processed 50,000 passengers between 8 and 25 June, according to a statement released by the official Lviv Euro 2012 web site. A new terminal was opened at the airport in April, ahead of the Euro 2012 tournament. D

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Lviv stage is set for Euro 2012

May 31st, 2012

The final countdown has begun for Euro 2012, with Lviv poised to host three Group B matches in the tournament. The German, Portuguese and Danish teams will all be playing in the Lion City, with the first match set to take place on 9th June. V

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President and Platini open new airport terminal

Apr 30th, 2012

With just weeks to go before the Euro 2012 tournament begins, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and Uefa chairman Michel Platini have opened a new airport terminal in Lviv. We are witnessing another victory... the opening of a modern…

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Euro 2012: New air link between Lviv and Krakow

Mar 26th, 2012

For those keen to zip around Poland and Ukraine during the Euro 2012 football tournament this June, there's good news in the form of a new air link between Lviv and Krakow. One-hour flights between the two cities will come courtesy of Eurolot, a…

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Lviv movie runner-up at Oscars

Feb 27th, 2012

A movie set in wartime Lviv lost out to Iranian film A Separation at the 84th Academy Awards on 26th February. In Darkness, by Polish director Agnieszka Holland, tells the real life story of Leopold Socha, a petty criminal who saved a group of…

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Draw sets stage for Lviv's Euro 2012

Dec 30th, 2011

Germany and Portugal will cross swords in Lviv's opening match of the Euro 2012 tournament on 9 June, as was revealed in the official December draw in Kiev's Palace of Arts. Ukraine and Poland are co-hosts of the soccer showdown, with Lviv…

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Miraculous Doctor Pi arrested

Nov 23rd, 2011

A celebrity genius famed for performing stupendous mental feats has been arrested on charges of forgery and fraud, after refusing to cooperate with a Lviv court. Andriy Slyusarchuk, known as Doctor Pi, gained world renown for his seemingly…

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Lviv Euro 2012 stadium opens to fanfare

Oct 30th, 2011

Platinum-selling U.S. songstress Anastacia topped the bill at the grand opening of Lviv's new soccer stadium on Saturday 29 October. The American singer was joined by Ukrainian favourite Ruslana (a former winner of the Eurovision Song Contest)…

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Synagogue safe says mayor

Sep 26th, 2011

Lviv's mayor has assured that the remains of one of the city's oldest synagogues will not be bulldozed to make way for a new hotel. Large sections of the city are building sites at present in the lead up to the Euro 2012 soccer championships, of…

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Fatty snack goes glam in Lviv

Aug 21st, 2011

The French have snails, the Icelanders rotten shark and the Scots haggis. And as it goes, the Ukrainians themselves have a national dish that doesn't always appeal to uninitiated guests. It's called salto, which in reality is little more than cured…

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Lviv epic selected for Oscars

Jul 26th, 2011

A World War II drama based on a true events that occurred in Lviv has been selected as Poland's candidate for the upcoming Oscars. In Darkness is the work of acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, known for such movies as Europa, Europa…

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Lviv Euro 2012 stadium inches closer to completion

Jun 20th, 2011

According to the official website of Ukraines Euro 2012 team, the emerging stadium in Lviv is 64 percent ready. Given that this time a year ago, the arena was only 10 percent done, the current statistic is not entirely bad news. El

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Ukrainian triumph at Cannes

May 26th, 2011

Ukrainian director Maryna Vroda has won the Palme d'Or for short films at this year's Cannes film festival. With her short movie Cross, Vroda became the second ever Ukrainian to win a prize at the esteemed French fest. Cross was shot…

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Ukrainian lady gives birth to 20th baby

Apr 22nd, 2011

A woman in Western Ukraine has become her country's most prolific mother, successfully welcoming her twentieth child into the world. Leonora Naimi, from a village near the city of Chernivtsi, gave birth to a baby boy, bringing her tally to a…

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BBC checks out beer and chocolate in Lviv

Mar 27th, 2011

With Lviv set to be one of the host cities for Euro 2012, thousands of punters who might never have planned a trip to Ukraine will soon be descending on the country. Offering travellers a sneak preview of what they might find, the BBC's Fiona…

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Euro 2012 stadium beyond halfway mark

Feb 21st, 2011

In mid-February, Lviv's mayor Andrij Sadovy called on the government to approve the final documentation project for the city's Euro 2012 stadium. Mr Sadovy declared that final costs for the stadium would amount to Hr. 2.4 billion, urging the…

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Lviv-born director due to make WWII drama

Jan 27th, 2011

The life of one of Central Europe's most fabled writers is set for the big screen, courtesy of Lviv-born director Serhiy Proskurnia. Waiting for the Messiah, which will be a Polish-Ukrainian-German-Israeli co-production, explores the fate of…

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Euro 2012 Mascots Revealed

Dec 30th, 2010

Ukraine and Poland have revealed their mascots for the 2012 European Championships. Slavek and Slavko are the perky pair of chaps who will be entering a television near you soon. The names of the mascots were chosen by SMS vote, with Slavek and…

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Topless Sirens Derobe For Democracy

Nov 23rd, 2010

A group of Ukrainian activists is gaining fame both at home and abroad due to a distinct dash of naked ambition. Femen, which boasts twenty topless activists and 300 fully-attired cohorts, claims to be championing women's rights and battling to…

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Leopolis Wins In World Travel Awards

Oct 18th, 2010

Leopolis Hotel has been named Best Hotel in Ukraine at the annual World Travel Awards. The Lviv hotel beat off stiff competition, not least in Kiev, Ukraine's booming capital. The five-star enterprise is located at the heart of Lviv's Old Town, a…

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Lviv historian sounds international alarm

Sep 16th, 2010

Noted Lviv historian Yaroslav Hrytsak. has reached out to colleagues abroad in relation to last week's Security Services scandal. The furore began after Ruslan Zabily, head of a Lviv museum devoted to Nazi and Soviet crimes, was detained after…

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Euro 2012 gets funding and controversy

Jul 5th, 2010

Lviv will receive 10.3 billion hryvnia (one billion euro), instead of the 5.3 billion hryvnia (550 million euro) initially promised to them by the government, to build a stadium and modernize the local airport. Also, a city councillor wants the…

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Euro 2012: Speeding up preparations

Apr 22nd, 2010

After harsh criticism by UEFA boss Michel Platini about the slow progress of the final preparations for the 2012 European Football Championship, Ukrainian officials are taking measures to speed up efforts. The main contracting business…

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Euro 2012 Confirmed for Lviv

Dec 17th, 2009

UEFA president Michel Platini has finally confirmed Lviv as one of the four cities to host the Euro 2012 football championship in Ukraine. Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Kiev, which will host the final in its reconstructed Olympic Stadium, will also host…

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Wind is the Way Forward for Lviv

Aug 13th, 2009

The Ukraine is to take a step forward in becoming more energy self-sufficient with the announcement that 10 wind farms are to be built in the Lviv region.The country, like so many Eastern European states, has been virtually held to ransom in the…

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The Chess Capital of the World

Jul 13th, 2009

Chessalcholics were in their element earlier this month in Lviv as the city celebrated the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Lviv Chess School with marathon, non-stop tournaments.The city rightly has something to crow about when it comes to…

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Rally Round Russia's Retro Auto

Jun 21st, 2009

If you're going to be hanging around Lviv this month keep your eyes peeled for the sight of dozens of Zaporozhets snaking their way through the city centre as die-hard fans celebrate the much-maligned auto that was once billed as the 'people's' car'.

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New Sleeper trains from Krakow to Lviv

May 30th, 2009

A new overnight train between Krakow and Lviv has started service. The sleeper only service will depart from the Lviv main station at 11.59 p.m. and arrive in Krakow at 5.25 a.m. In the other direction, the train will pull out of Krakow at 10.19 p.m

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Premier Checks up on Stadium Building Work

May 30th, 2009

Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko visited the Lviv football stadium site this week to see for himself the state of play of construction.The visit comes a month after the EURO 2012 committee dashed city leaders' hopes that Lviv would host key…

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No Holocaust film at Lviv schools

May 22nd, 2009

Being pressured by a nationalist party, Ukrainian authorities did not allow schools to screen "Two Tangos", a movie about Holocaust. The officials felt offended by the film's motifs concerning Ukrainian collaboration with the Nazis. The…

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Fashionable Week In Fashionable Lviv

Apr 24th, 2009

Twenty five collections of wellknown and "neophyte" designers from Ukraine, Poland, Russia, France, Estonia and Latvia appeared on the runways of Lviv Fashion Week, to the joy of over 12000 guests and fashion-lovers. Yuliya Lehiv's show was a…

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No Crisis For The Stadium

Mar 30th, 2009

The financial crisis will not influence the cost of a Euro 2012 stadium in Lviv. "I would like to tell you that the cost of work will not change because of the crisis. The general contractor has confirmed that the cost of the work approved…

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Cracow-Lviv In 7 Hours

Feb 20th, 2009

Polish and Ukrainian Railway announced that the re-opening of the Lviv-Cracow train connection will probably take place in May 2009. The State Territorial-Branch Association Lviv Railway and PKP (Polish Railway) aim at creating a good flow of…

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Wizz Air Ukraine Opens New Flights

Jan 18th, 2009

Wizz Air has opened a new connection between Luton and Lviv. The low cost airline will be flying four times per week from Luton to the "Lion City" - Lviv. We are delighted to make Ukraine as accessible as any other European country to many…

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Lviv Gets The Much Needed Help

Nov 28th, 2008

The European Investment Bank agreed to assist Lviv in organizing Euro 2012. It granted a big credit to the Lviv City Council. The money will allow Lviv to get eight projects to Euro 2012 going. The bank's grant will co-finance the projects in the…

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Synagogue Rededicated in Lviv

Jan 9th, 2008

A prewar synagogue has reopened in Lviv after a painstaking programme of renovation. The Synagogue of Aaron and Israel is one of only two Jewish temples in Lviv to have survived the war. There were nearly fifty before the conflict broke out. O

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Learn The Lingo With Lviv Life!

Nov 21st, 2007

Mastering those crucial Ukrainian phrases is no walk in the park. First of all, everything's written in cyrillic, and second, if you live on the other side of the world, you may not have hordes of Ukrainian neighbours on hand to correct your lyrical…

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Election: A Close Run Thing

Oct 8th, 2007

Unofficial results for last week's general election reveal that pro-Western parties have won a majority of seats in parliament. However, with no outright victor, coalition talks will now have to begin in earnest. President Viktor Yushchenko, who…

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Who Poisoned The President?

Sep 11th, 2007

President Viktor Yushchenko has expressed frustration that Russia is not cooperating with the investigation into who poisoned him on the eve of the Orange Revolution. Mr Yushchenko, who was taken ill just days before the crucial election in…

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President Anxious Over Euro 2012

Sep 5th, 2007

Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko has chided his government over its allegedly slack preparations for the Euro 2012 Soccer Cup. The President stated to the National Security and Defense Council that the government was simply not taking the…

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Books Galore

Aug 21st, 2007

Bookworms have a banquet in store this September when the XIV National Book Fair arrives in the Lion City. Some 140 scribes are set to descend on Lviv, a quarter of them foreigners. Dozens of readings, conferences and presentations are in the…

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Highland Havens

Aug 3rd, 2007

If you're in Lviv but don't have time to get out to the Carpathian mountains, why not drop into the National Museum (Svobody Prospect 20) for a glimpse into the colourful world of the Hutsuly. These fabled Highlanders have enchanted artists and…

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Train Crash Poisons Countryside

Jul 17th, 2007

Disaster struck the Lviv region on Monday when a train carrying phosphorus derailed as it approached the Polish border. Fifteen carriages overturned, six of which burst into flames. Witnesses observed a yellow cloud amass above the scene of the…

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New Flights Between Lviv and Madrid

Jun 25th, 2007

Madrilenos have had a stroke a luck this month as Ukraine International Airline has launched a brand new service between Lviv and the Spanish capital. The flights between the two cities will operate every Monday, and the duration of each journey…

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Lviv Stadium Lined Up For Euro 2012

May 25th, 2007

After the elation of winning the host's baton for the European Cup, Ukraine and Poland now face the reality of getting their houses in order for 2012. Here in Lviv, one of Ukraine's host cities alongside Kiev, Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk, plans…

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The Lion Will Roar At Euro 2012

Apr 20th, 2007

The wait is finally over and it's great news for Ukraine and Lviv. As part of the victorious Euro 2012 joint bid by Poland and Ukraine, Lviv will will host some of the group matches. Dniepropetrovsk, Donetsk and Kiev are the other Ukrainian cities…

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Euro 2012: To Be Or Not To Be?

Mar 27th, 2007

The hourglass is fast running out. On April 18th, we'll know whether Ukraine and Poland have won their joint bid to host Euro 2012. Ukraine and Poland are down to a short-list of three candidates to host the football cup. If the Ukrainian/Polish bid…

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Businessman gunned down

Nov 17th, 2006

The owner of one of Europe's most lucrative Christmas bauble factories was gunned down on Tuesday in Lviv. Bohdan Datsko, head of Halimpeks co., was being driven across town when a group of unidentified assailants opened fire. There was no time…

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Rynok Renewed

Nov 17th, 2006

As the celebrations for Lviv's 750th birthday die down, one present will endure for decades to come. The city's ancient market square has been given a lavish make-over, completely transforming the ensemble. Lviv's Main Market Square - the Rynok -…

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Lviv's 750th Birthday!

Sep 28th, 2006

Celebrations to coincide with the 750th anniversary of Lviv are getting underway, and the events will continue through October. There had been settlement in the Lviv region since the 5th century, but historical records point towards Ruthenian…

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True Blue?

Aug 9th, 2006

After the elation of 2004's Orange Revolution, the camp of defeated prime minister Viktor Yanukovich is now talking wryly of a 'Blue Revolution' as Ukrainian politics appears to turn full circle. Yanukovich was back in the hot seat last week as…

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Ukraine Through Against Swiss!

Jun 27th, 2006

There were jubilant scenes in Lviv's bars yesterday as Ukraine fought their way through to the quarter finals of the World Cup. It was a brave performance from the Ukrainians, who clung on through 120 minutes of play against the Swiss until the…

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Archaeologists Reveal Lost World

Apr 7th, 2006

Archaeologists badgering away in Lviv have discovered a 15th century graveyard at the very heart of the city. The cemetery has been earmarked as part of a Christian cathedral complex, and twelve graves have been unearthed thus far. In the…

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As Easy As Pi

Mar 17th, 2006

Lviv has just witnessed two decidedly wacky world records, bringing a much appreciated does of fantasy to the late winter gloom. Medical professor Andriy Sliusarchuk memorized a staggering five thousand one hundred numbers in a mere two minutes flat.

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New Airline With Links To Lviv

Mar 17th, 2006

A new small Polish airline plans to begin flights next month with discount fares to Germany, Denmark and Ukraine, its president said in remarks published Saturday, AP Worldstream reported. Jan Szczepkowski, who is also co-owner of the Direct Fly…

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Pope Salutes Ukrainian Catholics

Mar 17th, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has issued a statement commemorating the Soviet-staged "Synod of Lviv" in 1946, which inaugurated years of persecution for the Ukrainian Catholic Church. In a letter to Cardinal Lubomyr Husar of Lviv, the Major Archbishop of…

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Swish Hotel Opens Doors

Mar 8th, 2006

An exquisite six-story hotel claiming to offer services matching those available in four-star hotels in the West opened its doors last week in the city of Lviv, as foreign investor interest continues to grow in this architecturally rich, but…

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Chimney-sweeps back in business

Feb 6th, 2006

Lviv's dwindling band of chimney-sweepers is back in demand. The exceptionally harsh winter, coupled with the authorities' pleas for Lvivians to use less gas, have meant that chimney-sweeps are working round the clock. After the controversial new…

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Infamous Case Arrives In Court

Jan 9th, 2006

The trial of three former Interior Ministry officers accused of involvement in the 2000 assassination of journalist Heorhiy Gongadze opened today in the Ukrainian capital. Valeriy Kostenko, Mykola Protasov and Oleksandr Popovych appeared before…

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'He Had Plenty Of Spirit'

Dec 12th, 2005

A 111-year-old pensioner, thought to be the oldest man living inBritain, has died. Former Polish army colonel Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski, who was known to his friends as George, died peacefully at a nursing home in Cumbria on December 6, said a…

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Rallies of the Old Guard

Nov 9th, 2005

An estimated crowd of 10,000 people took part in an antigovernment picket in front of the government's headquarters in Kyiv on 7 November. The picket, as well as a somewhat smaller rally on Independence Square shortly before it, was organized by the…

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EU Verdict Over Cause Celebre

Nov 9th, 2005

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of Myroslava Gongadze, the widow of slain Ukrainian opposition journalist Heorhiy Gongadze, against Ukrainian authorities. Myroslava Gongadze accuses the authorities of failing to protect the…

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Ukraine May Host Euro Cup!

Nov 9th, 2005

Ukraine's top soccer official on Tuesday expressed delight that a joint bid by his ex-Soviet state and Poland made the short list to stage the 2012 European championship and vowed to press ahead to win the tournament. Hryhory Surkis, speaking…

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Royal Prize For Yushchenko

Oct 19th, 2005

Queen Elizabeth II on Oct. 17 presented Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko with a prize in recognition of his role in last year's momentous political changes in his country. The queen awarded Yushchenko the inaugural Chatham House prize, named…

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Governor Arrested In Florida

Oct 14th, 2005

A former Ukrainian governor accused of extortion and abuse of power in the country's tumultuous 2004 election was arrested in Florida on an immigration violation. Volodymyr Shcherban, 55, entered the United States in April and was detained…

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Identity In Flux In Ukraine

Oct 7th, 2005

Many Ukrainian adults believe their country is yet to fully integrate with the rest of the continent, according to a poll by the Razumkov Center. 60.3 per cent of respondents do not feel they are citizens of Europe. Viktor Yushchenko won last…

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Rock Star Marries Political Royalty

Oct 3rd, 2005

Yevhenia Tymoshenko, 25, married Briton Sean Carr, 36, at an Orthodox chapel in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Mr Carr led his bride out to waiting press and well-wishers to the sound of bells and Scottish bagpipes. Well-wishers - many of…

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Radioactive Material Found

Sep 29th, 2005

Ukrainian authorities found radioactive material believed stolen from the now-defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant a decade ago, an official said Wednesday. Security officers discovered a plastic bag with 14 pieces of nuclear fuel during a…

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Lawmaker Accused In Killing

Sep 29th, 2005

A Ukrainian legislative commission investigating the kidnapping and beheading of a journalist five years ago has issued its findings, accusing parliament's speaker of instigating the killing. Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn had "instigated the…

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New Cabinet Announced

Sep 29th, 2005

Ukraines president this week unveiled most of his new government of technocrats. The new cabinet replaces his Orange Revolution team that he dismissed earlier this month in a political crisis marked by allegations of corruption and infighting.…

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President Slumps In Polls

Sep 29th, 2005

Support for President Viktor Yushchenko has plunged after an acrimonious split in the team that led Ukraine's Orange Revolution last year and allegations of mass graft, opinion polls showed on Wednesday. The latest survey was published as…

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Tymoshenko removed from wanted list

Sep 26th, 2005

The office of the Russian chief military prosecutor has removed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko from the internationally wanted list and cancelled her arrest warrant, the Prosecutor General's Office said Monday. "Investigators…

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Parliament Backs New PM

Sep 23rd, 2005

Parliament on Thursday approved Yuri Yekhanurov as Ukraine's new prime minister, pulling the country back from the brink of crisis after less than a year of liberal government. The middle-of-the road Yekhanurov replaced Yulia Tymoshenko, who…

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Parliament Rejects Choice Of PM

Sep 20th, 2005

Ukraine's parliament has rejected the candidacy of acting Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov. Yekhanurov won only 223 votes, three less than he needed to be named to the job. President Viktor Yushchenko had tapped Yekhanurov to replace his Orange…

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Missing Horse Turns Up In Ukraine

Sep 13th, 2005

A thoroughbred racehorse that was meant to be a stud in Australia was accidentally sent to the Ukraine, in a mix-up that has resulted in a batch of illegitimate foals being fathered by the mystery horse sent in its place. Champion stallion Dubai…

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Tymoshenko Plans Comeback

Sep 13th, 2005

Ukraine's sacked Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko said she plans to win back her post after parliamentary elections next year and then stand for president in 2009. In an interview with Russian newspaper Kommersant published on Tuesday, Tymoshenko…

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Lviv Churchmen To Be Canonized

Sep 12th, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI is to declare five people saints next month and another 17 candidates are to be beatified soon - an indication that the Vatican's saint-making machine shows no sign of letting up under the new pontiff. Benedict himself will…

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Yushchenko Points Finger

Sep 12th, 2005

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko on Sunday accused the prime minister he dismissed of having acted in favour of certain business groups in a dispute over a metals plant. Yushchenko strongly criticized former Prime Minister Yulia…

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Yushchenko Fires Cabinet

Sep 9th, 2005

President Viktor Yushchenko fired his 7-month-old government Thursday, dismissing his dynamic prime minister - the heroine of the Orange Revolution that swept him to power - and accepting the resignation of one of the movement's top financial…

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Yushchenko Appeals For Support

Sep 9th, 2005

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko appealed Friday to the leaders of all parties represented in parliament to support Ukraine's new acting prime minister as a new cabinet is formed to replace the dismissed Orange Revolution team. Former prime…

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Chernobyl Toll Less Than Feared

Sep 6th, 2005

Fewer than 60 deaths have been directly attributed to radiation released by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, and the final toll could be thousands less than originally believed, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Monday. Howeve

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Orange Turns Bitter

Sep 6th, 2005

A close aide to President Viktor Yushchenko who was a chief organizer of the Orange Revolution protests said Monday he had resigned from the government because of systemic corruption around the Ukrainian leader. Oleksandr Zinchenko, who…

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World Cup First For Ukraine

Sep 6th, 2005

Jubilant Ukrainian fans drenched their players in Soviet Champagne on Sunday after the team returned to Kiev with a ticket to the World Cup finals for the first time in the nation's history. Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Georgia in Tbilisi…

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Moscow Cools On Neighbors

Aug 25th, 2005

Moscow is to stop giving economic perks to its ex-Soviet neighbors, a Kremlin source was quoted as saying on Tuesday, in a message to Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova they may have to pay for their new pro-Western stance. Moscow has traditionally…

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Journalist Honoured By Yushchenko

Aug 25th, 2005

Journalist Georgiy Gongadze, whose murder in 2000 jolted the administration of Ukraine's former President Leonid Kuchma, was posthumously awarded the country's highest honour on Wednesday. The headless corpse of Gongadze, 31, was found in a…

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Ukraine Marks Independence

Aug 25th, 2005

Ukraine marked its 14th anniversary of independence on Aug. 24, foregoing the traditional military parade for the first time for what the new leadership wants to celebrate as a peaceful holiday. Tens of thousands of Ukrainians gathered in Kyiv's…

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Ukraine To Join Economic Pact

Aug 23rd, 2005

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko today said that his country will participate in a common economic pact with Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan. Yushchenko told reporters in Kyiv that Ukraine will make some 10 proposals at a planned 26-27…

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Church Move Triggers Conflict

Aug 22nd, 2005

Ukraine's Eastern Rite Catholics on Sunday moved their church headquarters to Kiev amid protests from nationalists and objections from Orthodox believers whose leaders warn the move will further stoke inter-church tensions. Cardinal Lubomur Husar…

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Ukraine And Poland Jack Up Bid

Aug 19th, 2005

Ukraine and Poland agreed on Thursday to press on with a joint bid to stage the 2012 European championship and pledged high-level support in the two east European states. "I think we have a good chance. We had a good look at the facilities here.…

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Romanian Leader Visits Ukraine

Feb 6th, 2005

President Traian Basescu said during his visit to Ukraine that Romanians who live in this country should be strong, respected and heard. "I have a request: You have 24 organizations. Wouldn't you like to become one?" Basescu said, adding that…

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Cabinet Cracking Up

Jan 10th, 2005

Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday voted to sack prime minister Yuri Yekhanurov's government over a controversial gas deal with Russia. A no-confidence motion was backed by 250 deputies in the 450-seat parliament, angry over the deal with Moscow…

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Part of Chornobyl Power Plant Collapsed

Feb 13th, 2002

At 2 p.m. on Feb. 12, part of the roof and the wall of the Chornobyl nuclear plant collapsed, Ukraine's emergencies services announced. The accident took down about 600 square meters of a covering adjacent to the ill-famed fourth unit. Emergencies…

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