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Ukraine accuses Russia of terrorism in top UN court

Ukrainian deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal looks on during a public hearing in the case Ukraine v. Russian Federation, on March 6, 2017, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague. Kiev will seek to convince the UN’s top court on March 6, 2017 that Moscow is “sponsoring terrorism” in a bloody conflict involving separatist pro-Russian rebels, as tensions escalate in war-torn eastern Ukraine. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Bas Czerwinski / Netherlands OUT

Ukraine is asking the ICJ to impose emergency measures ordering Russia to stop the alleged funnelling of money, weapons, and personnel into the east, and to halt so-called ‘discrimination’ against minorities in Russian-occupied Crimea

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Mar. 7, 2017) — Ukraine urged the UN’s top court on Monday, March 6, to help bring stability to its war-torn east, seeking to convince judges that Russia is “sponsoring terrorism” in Kiev’s conflict with separatist pro-Russian rebels. Continue reading Ukraine accuses Russia of terrorism in top UN court

Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

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Rescuers manage to save an additional 20 miners who were trapped underground when the blast hit the mine in the western Lviv region near the border with Poland

KIEV, Ukraine (Mar 3, 2017) — Eight miners died Thursday, March 2, when a methane gas explosion tore through a pit in western Ukraine, in the latest mine disaster in the ex-Soviet state. Continue reading Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

Solar power to rise from Chernobyl’s nuclear ashes

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This power plant in Belarus another example of a solar project on the site of the Chernobyl disaster. Photograph: Viktor Drachev/TASS

Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine, reports Climate News Network

January 12, 2017 — It was the worst nuclear accident in history, directly causing the deaths of 50 people, with at least an additional 4,000 fatalities believed to be caused by exposure to radiation.  Continue reading Solar power to rise from Chernobyl’s nuclear ashes

30 years on, Ukraine remembers Chernobyl catastrophe

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TRIBUTE. Ukrainians light candles near the memorial for ‘liquidators’ who died during cleaning up works after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, during a ceremony in Slavutich, Ukraine, April 26, 2016. Photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

‘There was crying and screaming,’ says a resident, as she recalls the day the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (Apr. 26, 2016) — Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday, April 26, to mark 30 years since the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying.  Continue reading 30 years on, Ukraine remembers Chernobyl catastrophe

Winter freeze leaves 300 Ukraine towns without power

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Ukraine’s emergency service says most of the outages are recorded on Monday evening, with urgent repair works already underway

KIEV, Ukraine (Jan. 19, 2016) — Almost 300 Ukrainian towns were left without power on Tuesday, January 19, while snowdrifts and blizzards trapped hundreds of vehicles and dozens of ambulances across the former Soviet state.

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