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· August, 2015

Stories about Ukraine from August, 2015

This Ukrainian Artist Is Drawing Comics About His Imprisonment By Pro-Russian Militants in Donetsk

A Ukrainian guerrilla artist whose street art got him kidnapped and tortured by pro-Russian militants is working on a comic book to raise awareness of prisoners in occupied eastern Ukraine.

This Is What Happened When a Ukrainian Film Director Was Sentenced to 20 Years in a Russian Prison

When Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a high-security Russian prison on terrorism charges, Russian and Ukrainian Internet users were less than pleased.

The Bold and the Uniformed: How New Ukrainian Police Are Taking Over Social Media

Ukrainian capital Kyiv has recently revamped its police force in an attempt to improve law enforcement's reputation, and the fresh new officers are taking social media by storm.

Pro-Russian Web Network Digs Up the Dirt on Kremlin Critics

Some of the sites in the pro-Kremlin network aim to attack Ukrainian politicians and Russian opposition figures by way of "personal dossiers" and alleged "dirt" dug up on the individuals.

Why Are Japanese Airsoft Fans Cosplaying the Ukrainian Military?

Japan and Ukraine are miles apart. Why are Japanese airsoft players dressing as Ukrainian military and modeling their game scenarios after anti-terrorist operations in eastern Ukraine?

Selfie Empowerment: Russian Communists Want Your Lenin Selfies

Young Russian Communists want to make Lenin hip again—so they're proposing a flashmob campaign that involves taking selfies with Lenin statues.

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