The hottest race on these elections in Kyiv is expected to be in Obolon district 217 where the popular commander of the Azov Battalion, known for his ultra-nationalist views, is running against former Party of Regions deputy and controversial construction company manager in a company of other 26 candidates.
Sergiy Tigipko, leader of the Strong Ukraine party who later supported ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, will need a strong turnout among his supporters to get into parliament. According to one recent poll, the former deputy prime minister’s party stands at 5.6 percent support, barely about the 5 percent threshold.
In Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a center of Ukraine’s heavy industry and the second most populous region with more than 3.3 million people, competition for a seat in an parliament at the upcoming Oct. 26 elections is high.
Some 133 lawmakers who voted to curb free speech and free assembly in a failed bid to keep President Viktor Yanukovych in power are on the ballot for the Oct. 26 election, an election watchdog says.
Where: Balakliya in Kharkiv Oblast.
Polling stations: 162.
Number of voters: 147,550.
Number of candidates: 11.
Where: Dzerzhynskiy region of Kharkiv city.
Polling stations: 88.
Number of voters: 169,341.
Number of candidates: 20.
Where: Prymorskiy region of Odesa
Polling stations: 98
Number of voters: 180,297
Number of candidates: 47
After canceling its traditional humor fest on April 1 because of Ukraine’s endless tragedies, the Black Sea port city of Odesa is finally set to have some excitement again during the Oct. 26 parliamentary election.
Despite Ukraine’s great potential in agriculture, it has nothing to boast about when it comes to its dairy business. Ukrainian raw milk is more expensive than in most European countries, while the quality of its dairy products is often lower.
Ukraine’s state investment and public-private partnership agency raised a total of Hr 4.47 billion ($550 million) last year, its annual report said released on April 9 after a full year of operation.
In a real estate industry still in the doldrums, one hopeful trend is becoming clear: More and more Kyivans are opting to ditch cramped Soviet-era dwellings and purchase modern, roomier apartments.
Yuri Lutsenko Ukraine’s former interior minister has had his appeal against a prison sentence rejected.
Does Kyiv need a mayoral election soon? When? Who would you like to see in this position?
The Ukrainian-language version of the National Geographic goes to print this month.
In the capital-intensive world of farming, this formula is well-tested: the more money invested, the more bountiful the harvest.
Under Viktor Yanukovych’s presidency, Ukraine is taking its first real steps toward energy independence and energy efficiency.