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Anna Poludenko-Young

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911 for Donbass: Meet the App That Will Keep Ukrainians Updated About Military Attacks

"Active Citizen" will inform users about military attacks in seconds and, the app's creators hope, help reduce casualties among civilians in the war-torn regions of eastern Ukraine.

How Ukraine Is Dealing With the European Refugee Crisis

While Ukrainian officials and right-wing activists use the refugee crisis to win political points and shape public opinion, the Middle Eastern refugees themselves aren't exactly flocking to settle in Ukraine.

Are There Happy Places in Ukraine? Use This Map to Find Out

An international group of volunteers is creating an online map of all the places in Ukraine where people say they feel happy.

Ukraine's Eurovision 2016 Entry Is About Stalin’s Repressions. Russia Isn't Thrilled.

Ukraine’s entry for the Eurovision 2016 music contest is a song about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by the Stalin regime. So why are Russian officials upset?

Twitter Users from Around the World Show Off Ukrainian Foods in Their Local Grocery Stores

Ukraine’s Agriculture Minister asked his Twitter followers to post photos of products made in Ukraine from grocery stores around the world to show the scope of the country's agricultural exports.

You’re in the Army Now: How Drafted Ukrainian Journalists Cover the War in Their Online Diaries

Ukrainian journalists drafted for military service in eastern Ukraine have turned their social media accounts into personal military diaries, documenting their training, their combat, and their daily life.

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.

As Ukraine Bans Russian TV Shows for ‘Propaganda,’ Local Channels Put Up a Fight

With Ukraine banning a number of Russian TV shows that "glorify the Russian government, military, and law enforcement," Ukrainian television channels are already looking for loopholes in the new legislation.

How Ukrainian Activists Are Fighting Corruption in Courts Using YouTube

"Open Court," a group of lawyers and human rights activists, are taking it upon themselves to fight pervasive corruption in the judiciary with online videos, live streams, and legal expertise.

Dear Ukrainian Officials: Russian Security Services Thank You for Your Cooperation!

A group of journalists pulled a prank on Ukrainian officials who use Russian email services, alerting them to the dangers of careless information security policies.

Ukraine Is Banning ‘Communist Symbols’ and the Kremlin Is Peeved

Ukraine has moved to restrict the use of Communist and Nazi symbols in a bid to part with the country's Soviet past. Not everyone is happy.

Ukraine's Security Service Takes Down 30,000 Websites to Fight ‘Pro-Russian Propaganda’

In an attempt to shut down a handful of pro-Russian websites, Ukraine's Security Service seized servers from one of the country's largest hosting providers, taking down thousands of innocent websites.

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