Thursday, 11 June, 2009, 17:34 Western Ukraine
Schoolchildren to study in detail about Holodomor and OUN-UPA

As of September 2009, Ukrainian schoolchildren will take a more extensive course of the history of the Holodomor and OUN-UPA fighters, UNIAN reports.

The ministry of education has adopted changes in the History of Ukraine and World History courses for Year 5-12 students.

History textbooks will now incorporate new evidence about the 1932-1933 artificial famine and Ukrainian Insurgent Army fighters accumulated by scholars. 

The 20th Century History course that included many blank spots will undergo many changes thanks to opened archives, something that allowed to throw light on hitherto unknown facts and events, and the influx of  a younger generation of historians.

According to the ministry, the new course will place more emphasis on the emergence and struggle waged against the totalitarian Stalin regime by the Ukrainian nationalist OUN-UPA fighters. Schoolchildren will also be exposed to new knowledge about the 1932-1933 Holodomor, mass reprisals by the Communists in the 1920s-50s and the movement of dissidents in the 1960s.

The new courses will raise schoolchildren’s awareness about the events of the past as well as enable them to have a better understanding about the present developments.

Friday, 29 January, 2016, 10:19 Politics

Putin’s new plan lies in making deceptive declarations to force the oil prices to grow, Ukraine Information Troops write in Facebook Jan. 29.

 “The Kremlin lied about the forthcoming of Russia and OPEC representatives to stop the oil prices fall,” UIT said in a statement.

OPEC representatives did not confirm the meet with Russia, Bloomberg reports.

Following the dissemination of the Russian lie, Brent price climbed to $35 from $30 per barrel.

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Friday, 29 January, 2016, 9:44 Politics

In 2015, the Russians deployed over 200 pieces of new weaponry, including 40 combat and auxiliary vessels, Black Sea Fleet Commander Adm. Aleksandr Vitko said, RIA Novosti reports Jan. 29.

Before the Crimea annexation in 2014, Russia deployed merely one missile hydrofoil vessel, moving it from the Baltics. 

In 2015, the Russians deployed 3 modern diesel 636 Varshavyanka submarines, two small missile vessels, 10 combat cutters and 20 auxiliary vessels, the Russian admiral specified. 

Russia also moved 30 jet planes, including SU-30CM fighters, and 140 tanks and APCs, he said.

Such reinforcements helped create a full-fledged military group, ensuring reliable protection of the peninsula from the air, sea and land, the admiral said.

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Thursday, 28 January, 2016, 16:27 Politics

Ukraine asked the Security Council to consider Pres Putin’s recent declarations doubting validity of Ukraine borders.

Putin’s declarations question the validity of Ukraine border with Russia and threaten the country’s independence and integrity, Ukraine representative to the UN said, addressing the debate.

Putin’s declarations violate the UN charter and Helsinki 1975 act, Ukrainians said.

Putin must stop his belligerent rhetoric and threats to Ukraine, Ukraine diplomats said.

Recall that Putin noted that the border between Russia and Ukraine had been drawn irresponsibly, and the inclusion of Donbas in Ukraine had been a stupidity.

Thursday, 28 January, 2016, 13:34 Politics

Presently, merely 5% of Ukraine-controlled areas in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts are willing to become part of Russia and zero percent willing to live in the breakaway republics, Institute of Sociology head Iryna Bekeshkina said, speaking on Kanal 5 Jan. 28.

Bekeshkina reminded that a year ago 35% of Donetsk and Luhansk oblast residents wanted to separate Ukraine, with 20% willing to live in an independent state and 15% to join Russia. 

Earlier, Razumkov Center’s director Andry Bychenko said the majority of Ukrainians  disagree with awarding Donbas a special status.

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