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Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin

Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of support for the war-ravaged nation. The six-man band that mixes traditional folk melodies and contemporary hip hop in a purposeful defense of Ukrainian culture was the sentimental and bookmakers’ favorite among the 25 bands and performers competing in the grand finale. The public vote from home was decisive in securing their victory. The band’s front man, Oleg Psiuk, took advantage of the enormous global audience to make impassioned plea to free fighters still trapped beneath a sprawling steel plant in…
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Journalists found Russian looter Agafonov, who stole phone from 10-year-old Ivanka from Trostyanets.

Journalists found Russian looter Agafonov, who stole phone from 10-year-old Ivanka from Trostyanets.

Journalists searched for the Russian occupier Danilo Agafonov, who took the phone from 10-year-old Ivanka from Trostyanets. "Do you remember 10-year-old Ivanka from Trostyanets, from whom the occupiers took away a telephone and a power bank with rhinestones at the checkpoint?She was sad then, but soon the Ukrainian military returned her favorite pink phone and made the little girl happy. We decided to make everyone even happier and found an orc who took Ivanka's phone. Here he is, 19-year-old Danil Agafonov from the Smolensk region. The driver is a mechanic from the Kantemirov division, which our Armed Forces defeated in the Sumy…
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Terrible result of Russian propaganda: Russian mothers mourn sons killed in Ukraine, support for Putin’s war remains solid

Terrible result of Russian propaganda: Russian mothers mourn sons killed in Ukraine, support for Putin’s war remains solid

https://youtu.be/BPg6CNkmj3A ITV News visited Russia's rural heartlands, the kind of region from which many troops are conscripted, where some families are now mourning the loss of loved ones killed in the fighting in Ukraine. In a place where almost all information is state-controlled - and where the Nazi advance in World War Two still casts a long shadow - ITV News found virtually rock-solid support for Putin's war.
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Pink Floyd’s Hey Hey Rise Up in support of Ukraine tops Singles Downloads Chart Top 100 in Britain

Pink Floyd’s Hey Hey Rise Up in support of Ukraine tops Singles Downloads Chart Top 100 in Britain

Pink Floyd’s single Hey Hey Rise Up featuring vocals of Ukrainian musician, BoomBox band frontman Andriy Khlyvnyuk tops the Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100 in the UK. [embedded content] In the chart of the most-downloaded singles in Britain, Hey Hey Rise Up is followed by Harry Styles’ As It Was and Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran's Bam Bam. “Thank you to everyone who has supported Hey Hey Rise Up. Do keep streaming & downloading – all proceeds to Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief,” Pink Floyd posted on their Instagram account. In early April, Pink Floyd released Hey Hey Rise Up, the…
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Ukraine in Flames: Religions take stands and sides in the war

Ukraine in Flames: Religions take stands and sides in the war

Russian invaders destroyed at least 59 buildings of spiritual significance in 8 regions of Ukraine, as the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine informs. On average, two religious buildings a day have been destroyed since February 24. These include an orthodox cathedral in Mariupol, a Jewish school in Kharkiv and dozens of parish churches destroyed throughout Ukraine. On March 7 alone, three monuments of Ukrainian culture were partially or completely destroyed: the Yelets Assumption Monastery in Chernihiv (1069), St. George’s Church in Zavorichi, Kyiv Oblast, (1873), and a 160-year-old wooden Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy…
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“If our governments hold a firm position, Russia will have less opportunity to act,” said Stefan Romaniv

“If our governments hold a firm position, Russia will have less opportunity to act,” said Stefan Romaniv

Vice President of the Ukrainian World Congress Stefan Romaniv lives in Australia, but actively cares about Ukraine. In the face of the threat of a possible Russian inbreak, the UWC is campaigning in support of Ukraine, lobbying our state's interests in foreign governments, and even preparing to provide assistance to future migrants. About this, as well as the life of world Ukrainians and countering Russian propaganda - in an interview with ZMiST. Stefan Romaniv Photo: rbc.ua – The first congress of Ukrainian nationalists took place 93 years ago, which resulted in the emergence of the OUN. OUN members fought for…
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MFA of Ukraine, Ukrainian Institute and Wikimedia Ukraine Launch  Information Campaign “Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month” for the Second  Time

MFA of Ukraine, Ukrainian Institute and Wikimedia Ukraine Launch Information Campaign “Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month” for the Second Time

"Ukraine Everywhere" is the motto of the international information campaign entitled "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month" that will last from 17 February to 17 March 2022. The campaign is designed to create more articles about Ukraine and its culture in other languages on Wikipedia. "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month" will be held for the second time; the first campaign took place in 2021. During that campaign, 172 users created and improved articles more than 1,200 times and created more than 817 new articles in Ukrainian and foreign languages. "For two years in a row, we are launching "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month" on…
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Eurovision 2022 Ukraine: Long list of national final participants published

Eurovision 2022 Ukraine: Long list of national final participants published

Broadcaster UA:PBC has named the 27 participants on the long list of potential acts hoping for a place in ‘Vidbir’, Ukraine’s national selection show that will determine their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The list will be narrowed down to 8 finalists and revealed next week. Yaroslav Lodygin, member of the Managing Board of UA:PBC, revealed: ‘Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the national selection has not been held since 2020. Over this time, Ukrainian musicians have obviously accumulated energy and materials, so the number of good applications was very big! Still, there have not been many arguments among the organizing committee…
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