Ukraine's Zlata Ognevich has qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, which will be held on May 18, according to the First National Channel.
In a particularly tough competition this year, to win the international song contest Eurovision, 26-year-old Ukrainian Zlata Ognevich has to sidestep rivals from 25 countries. The finals are set to take place in Swedish city of Mamlo on May 18.
Ukrainian ultra-nationalists marched in the center of the western city of Lviv on April 28, 2013 to mark the 70th anniversary of the 14th SS-Volunteer Division "Galician" foundation. The 14th Waffen Grenadier Division was a World War II German military formation initially made up of volunteers from the region of Galicia with a Ukrainian ethnic background, but later also incorporated Slovaks, Czechs and Dutch volunteers and officers. Neo-nazis from Russia and Lithuania also took part in the march.
(Editor's note: this article contains a corrections to a date that was incorrectly reported earlier.)
Police on the morning of May 20 deployed eight search and rescue officers, and in the afternoon, a cadaver dog in Kyiv’s Zamkova Hora Park in the Podil neighborhood to continue the search for Dr. Jay Sloop where the retired American physician was last seen at 7: a.m. on May 14, according to a Kyiv Post reporter who was on location.
The search for a retired physician who went missing on the morning of May 14 in a Podil park where he was last seen has finished but led to no findings, according to his son's blog.
It might not have been the top prize, but Ukrainian singer Zlata Ognevich was still happy to make the podium with her song “Gravity,” behind the winner Denmark and runner-up Azerbaijan. “I’ve done all that I had to and all that I could do. I’m quite satisfied with the result,” the 26 year old said.
CHORNOBYL, Ukraine – A turbine hall adjoining Chornobyl’s destroyed fourth reactor has a gaping 600-square meter opening where the roof collapsed in February. The roof has not been fixed yet, letting in rainwater that mingles with radioactive dust and elements inside and oozes out.
The European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled on April 30 that the Aug. 5, 2011 arrest of ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was unlawful and politically motivated.
There is a new danger for Yulia Tymoshenko hanging in the air. Just a couple of weeks ago Ukraine seemed to have a window of opportunity to let her walk free, by having President Viktor Yanukovych issue a pardon. As of Wednesday, though, it looks like the former Prime Minister is headed for a life sentence in the case of a 1996 mafia-style murder.
Eurovision might be a song contest, but one of the most talked-about stars to have made it through to Saturday night's final in Malmo didn't have to utter a word to make his presence felt during the semi-final stage.
Igor Vovkovinskiy, who is 7 feet 8.33 inches tall, won an army of online fans as he walked out onto the stage at the start of Ukraine's performance on Tuesday night, dressed as a medieval giant, carrying singer Zlata Ognevich in his arms.
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko plans to defend his title at least once again.
Ukraine’s famed May break will be particularly impressive this year, with four days off work – May 1, 2, 6 and 9. With the right job or a benevolent boss, a clever worker can parlay this into 12 paid days off, including weekends. It’s a good way to start the month.
As snow started to melt, the Vozdvyzhenka district here felt like it finally was coming to life.
It’s fitting that Kyiv hosted a conference on how to sustain quality journalism in the digital age during my last days as chief editor of the Kyiv Post. One of the hardest things I’ll do in my life will come on April 30, when I walk out of this newspaper. I’ve spent the last five years here and been blessed with the good fortune and excellent judgment to hire every journalist in the newsroom. So the newspaper that I love remains in very good hands.
It’s no secret that corruption is a fact of life for many businesses working in Ukraine. But a new report by global auditor Ernst & Young shows just how shockingly prevalent the practice is.
Unlike administrative resources, thugs and cynical rhetoric, imagination was lacking among those who thought up the 18 May “antifascist demonstration” in Kyiv. It also lacked credibility. It was difficult not to suspect that the police had received prior instructions when they estimated the number of “antifascists” brought out by the ruling Party of the Regions as 10 times higher than the participants in the opposition “Rise, Ukraine!” rally (44,000 vs. 4,000). Another worrying incident occurred when an “antifascist” lout beat up a female journalist and cameraman.
President Viktor Yanukovych might soon become the only visitor of the Magarach vineyards located by Otradnoe village in southern Crimea, in close proximity to what is believed to be the president's private summer residence.
On April 27, the first match of Ukraine's open championship in American football took place at Dneprovets Stadium in Kyiv. The Kharkiv team Atlantes won the game, 20-19, beating the Kyiv Slavs.
An April 30 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s 2011 arrest was unlawful won’t free her immediately from prison.