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What laws and customs of war does Russia violate in Ukraine?

War

What laws and customs of war does Russia violate in Ukraine?

Since 2014, the Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly stated that Russia has violated various international agreements in the occupied territories of the Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions. After the full-scale invasion, the number of such statements has rapidly increased. Ukrainian human...

How Russian soft power kills

War

How Russian soft power kills

Russia has been honing soft power tools for years. And did it successfully in different countries, not only in Ukraine. Russia is using every means to push and maintain its chauvinistic, imperial narratives in the world. Russia's cultural expansion has...

The secrets of the Bilsk hillfort

Tourist Attractions

The secrets of the Bilsk hillfort

For its scale, the Bilsk hillfort in the Poltava region is a paradoxically little-known historic monument. With an area of 5,000 hectares it is probably the largest settlement of the Early Iron Age in Eastern Europe. The historical reserve in...

An Egg as an Art Object

Art

An Egg as an Art Object

Anatolii Boiko decorates the eggshell in a way that surprises art connoisseurs and experienced scientists. An artist from Volodymyr-Volynskyi in Volyn invented a unique technique of decorating eggs — he “dresses” them in metal, decorates them with precious stones, and...

Where to see stars in Odesa

Education

Where to see stars in Odesa

Ukraine is among the leading countries in Europe in regards to the number of astronomical observatories. During the 19th and 20th centuries alone, seven large observatories were opened at scientific institutions, which still operate today. One of the oldest observatories...

Kremenets. The only wooden luge track

Sports

Kremenets. The only wooden luge track

When luge sports were just getting off the ground in Switzerland, Ukraine already had its own luge track in the city of Kremenets, Volyn. Nowadays, it is the only place in the country where lugers can train. Athletes fondly refer...

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