• Ukraine to discuss conditions of Russia's participation in Eurovision 2017

    Only Russian performers who “understand that the annexation of Crimea and the occupation of the Donbas is a crime” should be allowed to participate in the Eurovision contest in 2017, according to a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the Narodny Front, Anton Herashchenko. He said this on the 15th of May while at the Govorit Moskva radio station.

    According to him, Kiev “does not see any obstacles” for contestants who “do not speak out in support of Russia’s aggressive policies” and who “do not …

  • Ukraine receives demining equipment from the EU

    The European Union, in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council and the Danish Demining Group, gave the Ukrainian State Emergency Service (GSCHS) 200,000 euros worth of demining equipment for use in the Donbas, RBC-Ukraine reported.

    "This is class 4 body armor, Kevlar helmets. This equipment is very necessary to us,” a representative of the GSCHS, Oleh Bondar, stated.

    The equipment can locate mines at a depth of 3 meters.

    “We must ask the aggressor country [Russia] when they will stop …

  • EU Ambassador to Ukraine: Jamala told Europe the truth

    The head of the EU delegation in Ukraine, Jan Tombinski, congratulated the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, on Jamala’s victory at Eurovision 2016, with the performance of the song "1944" dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Soviet authorities in 1944. “I didn’t watch the Eurovision contest but I have already congratulated our friends from the Crimean Tatar organizations, Mr. Chubarov, on Jamala’s success,” Tombinski said.

    He added that Ukraine’s …

  • Ukrainian court refused to recognize Russian aggression against Ukraine

    A Ukrainian court has refused to recognize Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine. This was reported by the initiator of the case, and human rights activist, Stanislav Batrin. He is also head of the “Open Court” project.

    According to Batrin, this decision was made by the Shevchenko district court of Kiev on the 12th of May after nearly two years of judicial proceedings. It was also noted that the court had twice refused to open proceedings on the lawsuit. Batrin then went to the appeals …

  • Jamala to visit Canada

    Ukrainian Singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala (real name Susana Jamaladinova), the winner of Eurovision-2016 contest, was invited to visit Canada, russianweek.ca reported.

    One of her performances is expected to take place on June 18th during a traditional Ukrainian festival in the city of Mississauga which lies to the West of Toronto and is a part of the Greater Toronto Area.

    Jamala won the Eurovision contest with her song "1944"  which was dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatars …