Ukraine

Country Ukraine
Capital Kiev
Continent Europe
Currency Hryvnia(UAH)
Languages Ukrainian, Armenian, Belarusian, Bulgarian,Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, German, Greek, Hungarian, Karaim, Krymchak, Moldovan, Polish, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Rusyn, Slovak & Yiddish

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Ukraine was the center of the first eastern Slavic state, Kyivan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe. Weakened by internecine quarrels and Mongol invasions, Kyivan Rus was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and eventually into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The cultural and religious legacy of Kyivan Rus laid the foundation for Ukrainian nationalism through subsequent centuries. A new Ukrainian state, the Cossack Hetmanate, was established during the mid-17th century after an uprising against the Poles. Despite continuous Muscovite pressure, the Hetmanate managed to remain autonomous for well over 100 years. During the latter part of the 18th century, most Ukrainian ethnographic territory was absorbed by the Russian Empire. Following the collapse of czarist Russia in 1917, Ukraine was able to achieve a short-lived period of independence (1917-20), but was reconquered and forced to endure a brutal Soviet rule that engineered two forced famines (1921-22 and 1932-33) in which over 8 million died. In World War II, German and Soviet armies were responsible for some 7 to 8 million more deaths. Although final independence for Ukraine was achieved in 1991 with the dissolution of the USSR, democracy and prosperity remained elusive as the legacy of state control and endemic corruption stalled efforts at economic reform, privatization, and civil liberties. A peaceful mass protest "Orange Revolution" in the closing months of 2004 forced the authorities to overturn a rigged presidential election and to allow a new internationally monitored vote that swept into power a reformist slate under Viktor YUSHCHENKO. Subsequent internal squabbles in the YUSHCHENKO camp allowed his rival Viktor YANUKOVYCH to stage a comeback in parliamentary elections and become prime minister in August of 2006. An early legislative election, brought on by a political crisis in the spring of 2007, saw Yuliya TYMOSHENKO, as head of an "Orange" coalition, installed as a new prime minister in December 2007. Viktor YANUKOVUYCH was elected president in a February 2010 run-off election that observers assessed as meeting most international standards. The following month, the Rada approved a vote of no-confidence prompting Yuliya TYMOSHENKO to resign from her post as prime minister.

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In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking - New York Times

New York Times

In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking
New York Times
KIEV, Ukraine — The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer,” kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment and quietly sold his handiwork on the anonymous portion of the internet known as the dark web. Last winter, he ...
Ukraine Is Proving Key to the DNC Hack InvestigationNew York Magazine
Ukraine malware author turns witness in Russian DNC hacking investigationArs Technica
Ukraine hacker cooperating with FBI in Russia probe: reportThe Hill
Newsweek -Wccftech -The Inquisitr
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Ukrainian MP seeks probe of Ukraine-Clinton ties - Politico

Politico

Ukrainian MP seeks probe of Ukraine-Clinton ties
Politico
KIEV – A Ukrainian member of parliament has requested a criminal investigation into possible meddling by his country's government into last year's U.S. presidential elections, claiming the interference has “seriously damaged Ukrainian-American relations.”.

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Ukraine president orders probe into 'groundless' alleged links to North Korea missiles - Reuters

Reuters

Ukraine president orders probe into 'groundless' alleged links to North Korea missiles
Reuters
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Poroshenko on Wednesday ordered a "thorough and comprehensive investigation" into the findings of a New York Times article that North Korea may have purchased rocket engines from Ukrainian factory Yuzhmas.
Ukraine rocket maker denies leaking know-how to North KoreaSacramento Bee
Ukraine Scrambles to Quash Fallout From North Korea AllegationsVoice of America
Report: North Korea Makes Own Rocket Engines, Does Not Need Ukraine TechnologyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
UPI.com -New York Times -The Telegraph -The Telegraph
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Gore, But No Glory For Russia's Ukraine War 'Veterans' - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Gore, But No Glory For Russia's Ukraine War 'Veterans'
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Using terms propagated by the Kremlin to describe Ukrainian government forces fighting Russia-backed separatists, the 49-year-old Kamayev admits to other motives for joining up: he also wanted to help restore the "Russky Mir," or Russian World, and ...



Saakashvili Says He Plans To Return To Ukraine Next Month - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Saakashvili Says He Plans To Return To Ukraine Next Month
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship in July, says he plans to return to Kyiv next month. "I am returning to Ukraine. I will arrive on September 10 ...
UPDATES: Saakashvili to come back to Ukraine on Sept. 10Kyiv Post

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Failed Ryanair Ukraine deal is a blow to pro-western leadership - Financial Times

Financial Times

Failed Ryanair Ukraine deal is a blow to pro-western leadership
Financial Times
It was supposed to be a success for Ukraine's pro-western leadership: a deal with low-cost airline Ryanair to enter the market with flights to Kiev and the western city of Lviv. It would have helped Ukrainians take advantage of the visa-free travel ...



Russia is giving this high-tech RPG to separatists in Ukraine - Business Insider

Business Insider

Russia is giving this high-tech RPG to separatists in Ukraine
Business Insider
Russian-backed separatists have begun using a new rocket-propelled grenade against Ukrainian forces in the Donbas, 112.ua reported. The rebels used a Russian RPG-27 Tavolga anti-tank grenade launcher against Ukrainian troops in a village on the front ...

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North Korea's Secret Weapon In Nuclear Program: Ukrainian Rocket Engines - NPR

North Korea's Secret Weapon In Nuclear Program: Ukrainian Rocket Engines
NPR
A new study released Monday from the International Institute for Strategic Studies says North Korea's recent success with intercontinental ballistic missiles was facilitated by black market purchases of Ukrainian rocket engines. NPR's Robert Siegel ...



Politico: Ukrainian MP seeks probe of Ukraine-Clinton ties - Kyiv Post

Kyiv Post

Politico: Ukrainian MP seeks probe of Ukraine-Clinton ties
Kyiv Post
A Ukrainian member of parliament has requested a criminal investigation into possible meddling by his country’s government into last year’s U.S. presidential elections, claiming the interference has “seriously damaged Ukrainian-American ...

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Blockchain Proptech Startup Propy Signs Deal With Ukraine Government - CoinJournal (blog)

CoinJournal (blog)

Blockchain Proptech Startup Propy Signs Deal With Ukraine Government
CoinJournal (blog)
Propy, a blockchain property tech (proptech) startup, has signed a partnership with the Ukrainian government to pilot its decentralized marketplace and title registry. This will allow foreign investors to purchase real estate more easily and securely ...