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Chornobyl Dispatch, Pripyat Call: 30 years since the Chornobyl disaster
 
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Ukraine is preparing to mark 30 years since the Chornobyl disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident whose death toll remains a mystery and which continues to jeopardise the local population's health. On December 15, 2000, the last of the Chernobyl reactors was shut down and began to be decommissioned -- a process that is expected to take several decades. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Okean Elzy at the Lviv Arena: thousands sing national anthem at Ukrainian Independence Day concert
 
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Ukraine Today broadcast the Okean Elzy concert LIVE from the Lviv Arena on Ukrainian Independence Day. One of the highlights of this unforgettable concert was when the entire crowd sang the Ukrainian national anthem as one. http://uatoday.tv/ https://www.facebook.com/uatodaytv https://twitter.com/uatodaytv/
Views: 44638 UKRAINE TODAY
John Lennon's Guitar Sold:  Guitar stolen in 1960s auctioned for USD 2.41 mln in Beverly Hills
 
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A guitar stolen from the late John Lennon in the 1960s has been sold for 2.41 million USD at an auction in Beverly Hills. The 1962 J-160E Gibson acoustic guitar had for decades been in the possession of John McCaw, a novice musician who bought it in the late 1960s without knowing it had been stolen from the legendary Beatle several years before. According to auctioneer Darren Julien, the instrument's authenticity was determined by matching serial number and wood grain, among other things. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 31654 UKRAINE TODAY
Mobile Home of Future? Slovak architects develop completely self-sustaining home dubbed "Ecocapsule"
 
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A team of Slovak architects has developed a completely self-sustaining home for two, dubbed the "Ecocapsule", which can be moved and placed in nearly any environment around the world, they say. The egg-shaped unit was designed to take up minimal space without sacrificing storage room, aiming to offer travellers the chance to travel to the ends of the earth while enjoying the luxury of a hotel room. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 19862 UKRAINE TODAY
#DUTCHINUA: Dutch businessman grows salad year-round in a greenhouse in western Ukraine
 
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On April 6, the Netherlands will vote yes or no to a deeper cooperation between Ukraine and the EU. The destiny of Europe's biggest nation is potentially in the hands of the citizens of the Netherlands. The future of nearly 46 million people now depends on whether the Dutch decide to support Ukraine's association with the European Union. This is exactly why, Ukraine Today with the cooperation of Euromaidan Press has launched #DutchInUA project. Our goal is to gather the views and opinions of the Dutch businessmen and entrepreneurs who work in Ukraine. As well as provide analysis by the experts from the Netherlands who can assess the influence of the referendum on the future of Ukraine and the E.U. as a whole. To learn more about the relations between the Dutch and Ukrainians ahead of the Dutch vote, Ukraine Today talks to Dutch businessman Mikel Honders, Galicia Greenery Commercial Director. This greenhouse is located about 50 kilometers from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. It's unique for the region. Inside, vegetables and other produce can grow all year round. It has just successfully come through its first winter. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 4809 UKRAINE TODAY
Haircut for the Homeless: Highend barber gives Kyiv homeless free makeover
 
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Dmytro Verhovetsky makes a living by cutting hair five days a week. On his days off, he packs up his clippers and razors, jumps on his scooter and cruises the streets of Kyiv looking for people less fortunate then himself who could use a free haircut and a shave. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 35932 UKRAINE TODAY
Messi's Gift to Afghan Boy: Afghan boy Murtaza receives Lionel Messi's jerseys
 
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Murtaza Ahmadi, who gained Internet fame for his soccer jersey made from a plastic bag, has received two signed jerseys and a signed football from his hero, Lionel Messi. Five year-old Murtaza became an unlikely Internet sensation after pictures of him wearing his plastic bag jersey were shared on Facebook and other social media sites. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 14707 UKRAINE TODAY
Chechnya Anti-Charlie Rally: Massive protest in Grozny against cartoons of Muslim Prophet Mohammed
 
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Hundreds of thousands of people have staged an anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechen capital Grozny. Protesters carried signs declaring "We love Prophet Mohammad" and "God is the greatest" through the city center, rebuilt after two separatist wars in the past two decades. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 30554 UKRAINE TODAY
Flag raising ceremony at the Ukrainian Independence Day parade
 
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The national flag has been raised in the heart of Ukrainian capital Kyiv as part of Independence Day celebrations. http://uatoday.tv/ https://www.facebook.com/uatodaytv, https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 20929 UKRAINE TODAY
WWII Mass Excavation: Remains of German soldiers killed in Ukraine 70 years ago discovered
 
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Searching for relatives killed in battle over 70 years ago. Mass excavations of German soldiers who died in Ukraine during World War Two began near Kyiv on Wednesday. This is Askold’s Grave, located near the Ukrainian capital. Here, several hundred sets of remains are buried about a meter under the surface. Ukraine’s authorities recently granted permission for the dig to be held. Soldiers from Germany and Ukraine picked up shovels to help. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Ukraine Story in Embroidery: How traditional embroidery tells Ukraine's story
 
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Examples of an ancient and symbolic handcraft, designed and showcased in modern-day Ukraine. This is traditional embroidery. The styles of folk dress date back centuries; the colours, patterns and type of stitching - past down -from generation to generation. Now, a new exhibition in Kyiv aims to celebrate this distinctive part of Ukrainian culture - and the designs - which make anyone wearing it instantly recognisable around the world. This is traditional Ukrainian costume. Since the EuroMaidan Revolution in 2014, it's become popular, not only in Ukraine, but in fashion shows around the world. But this new exhibition has opened in Kyiv looking at one of Ukraine's most famous embroiders Yevhenia Henig. Watch also Ukrainian designers featured at New York Fashion Week Yevhenia Henig is the embroidery maestro of her age. Her work is a popular template for beginners and experts, looking to pick up the needle and fabric once again. At the exhibition opening, a recording of Yevhenia celebrating her recent 90th birthday - the passion for embroidery - the love for her heritage- still visible in her eyes. Within the audience, a few tears - a reminder perhaps - of how the distinctive dress makes people - both feel and understand - what it really means to be Ukrainian. Svitlana Dolesko, from the Centre of Ukrainian Culture and Arts - where the exhibition is being hosted - explains what Yevhenia personally means to her. Svitlana Dolesko, Centre of Ukrainian Culture And Art General Director: "For me, Yevhenia is a memory from my childhood. When I used to embroider these folk ornaments, I thought they had existed in the world for a long time. I used to embroider, then wear them. I have vyshyvankas, napkins and decorative towels. But as I got older, I realised these ornaments have a kind of mother, an author. They are not just folk ones. There's still a living person who creates them." Among the popular traditional clothing is vyshyvanka, a type of traditional Ukrainian shirts. But there's more – there's ties and decorative bracelets as well. But this hasn't always been the case. Earlier on, we spoke with one visitor Lyuba who told us how, during the Soviet times, these traditional styles were forced underground." Watch also Ukrainian Mysterious Folk Art: Maria Prymachenko's creations go on display in Kyiv Lyuba Rudenko, exhibition visitor: "I'm so sorry that we don't have even a little piece left because in Soviet times, everything national or traditional was considered to be old fashioned. The Soviet power and the regime didn't consider it something special or valuable because they wanted to uproot this period of the Ukrainian nation and that is a tragedy. And my mother, she was a communist…she buried her mother in a vyshyvanka – the most beautiful costume." Nowadays, Ukrainian dress style is relatively indistinguishable from other European nations. But with the vyshyvanka, each intricate design is unique, as one visitor Dmitry told us. Dmitry Yerenov, exhibition visitor: "Specialists, they can tell by the design, every single region of Ukraine. So, for example, if there is a geometrically ornamentation, its closer to the west, if there's floral ornaments, it's the middle of Ukraine, somewhere in Poltava or Cherkasy region, if there are some animals, its closer to the south, to Crimea – so really specialists can tell." Also on display - a selection of embroidered religious icons and paintings, prominent in the Orthodox Catholic Church. These form part of an iconostasis, each one framed in wood rather than the common gold. It's these sorts of handcrafts from the ancient Slavic times that makes Ukrainian culture so well known around the world. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 6725 UKRAINE TODAY
Annual Roma Bride Fair: Young Roma seek love at bride fair in Bulgaria's second largest city
 
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Dozens of Roma brides-to-be and their contenders gathered at the annual "bride fair" hosted in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv. For girls in the close-knit clan, the fair -- a kind of annual debutante ball -- offers the best hope of a stable future, which often means marrying between the age of 13-20, and a life of keeping house and raising children. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 123208 UKRAINE TODAY
Rebooting Graveyard Tanks: Ukraine rebuilds Soviet-era tanks to boost military
 
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Dozens of tanks from Ukraine’s infamous tank graveyard stationed in a secret depot in the city of Kharkiv are being brought back to life with new hardware. Many of Ukraine’s once thriving tank factories were abandoned after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and hundreds of tanks were left to rot. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 81176 UKRAINE TODAY
Polish Men Douse Women With Water: Easter Monday pagan tradition dates back 1,000 years
 
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This sleepy village in southern Poland became a lot less sleepy on Monday. That's because dozens of men in Wilamowice, took part in the traditional Easter celebration of Smigus-Dyngus, or "Wet Monday". The festivity not only involves dressing up in traditional garb and gathering with family and friends, but also drenching young girls and women with water, as part of a pagan ritual dating back some 1,000 years. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 14680 UKRAINE TODAY
Christmas in Ukraine: Explore the unique traditions still alive today
 
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The Holy Supper, caroling and a legend about spiderwebs - are all centuries-old Christmas traditions in Ukraine. To delve deeper into this unique and symbolic family holiday, we decide to venture to the snowy Carpathian mountains. Our aim - to find out more about the customs and recipes that make this time of the year so important. Christmas Eve falls on January 6 in the Orthodox Calendar. Most traditions revolve around faith, the family’s welfare and remembering the past generations. Our host Viktoria prepares the supper - all 12 courses of it. And because fasting is essential before Christmas - all dishes are meat and dairy free... But why so many dishes? Victoria: “The number 12 comes from 12 apostles near to Jesus Christ so this is the tradition to have all - this is a must to have all 12 dishes on the table” Salads, fish, dumplings and bread fill the table - not forgetting the fruit flavoured Uzvar - Thought of as the God's drink. But tradition extends well beyond the dinner. Victoria: “You also have to have a little bit of dried grass, scissors and garlic. This is also a tradition to keep the ghosts away and to give thanks to all the dead people from the family - thanks to them for being here with us” As well as remembering your ancestors, other customs include burning incense to keep the evil spirits away and waiting for the Star of Bethlehem to appear in the sky before the supper- plus don’t forget about the animals. Victoria: “People say that, at midnight, they start actually talking and they say everything they think about you…it might not be too good!” We return to the dinner - and prepare for the first and most important meal of the evening - kutia - a mixture of wheat, poppy seeds, honey, walnut and raisins. Tom Bell: “I haven’t tried this before. I’ll give it a go now and see what it tastes like…..that’s one of the first meals of the evening - the rest we’re going to tuck into now”. It’s these traditions from Christian and pagan cultures that make the Ukrainian Christmas so special. This is Tom Bell for Ukraine Today in the Carpathian mountains. Tour organised in cooperation with Karpaty Travel http://www.karpaty.travel/ua/ Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 4116 UKRAINE TODAY
World's most expensive spice is now cultivated in Kherson region
 
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A kilo of saffron costs EUR 1,500 and up Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 1020 UKRAINE TODAY
Poland-Ukraine Graveyard Discovery: New project reveals intricate history of identity and religion
 
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Historians are uncovering the facsinating history of Polish and Ukrainian religion and identity by restoring ancient graveyards along the border of the two closely-linked countries. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 2916 UKRAINE TODAY
#UkraineEdu: Ukraine is international destination for education - Victor Banerjee, India, economy
 
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Victor Banerjee is from India, he studies international economic relations and tourism business at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 6765 UKRAINE TODAY
JFK Murder Items Auction: Items associated with assassination of Kennedy on the auction
 
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V2 in graph in - The Kennedy assassination of Abraham Zapruder video.mp4 Items associated with the assassination of America's 35th President, John F. Kennedy, hit the auction block. KEN GOLDIN, GOLDIN AUCTIONS "These are items that relate mostly to the assassination of President Kennedy with a couple others just relating to his tenure as President of the United States. And there are historically significant because each item represents a one of a kind collectable that played an important role in the assassination of the president." On November 22 1963, the 46-year old Kennedy was shot dead whilst riding through the streets of Dallas, Texas in a limosene. The keys to the limo are one of thirteen JFK items to go up for auction, and are expected to bring in 50,000 USD. Shortly after JFK's assassination Texas. Police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a former US Marine, for the murder of the President. The following month, on November 24, Oswald was shot and killed by Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby when he was being transferred from a police jail. Also included in the auction are items from the Dallas jail were accused shooter Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby were held. KEN GOLDIN, GOLDIN AUCTIONS "We have the actual handcuff key that was used for the handcuffs that unlock the handcuffs when he went into jail. We have the actual jail cell key from the police department jailer, directly who keep the key to the cell that Lee Harvey Oswald was keep in and then later after Lee Harvey Oswald was killed on his way to court, they put Jack Ruby in that cell. So the same key was used to lock up both Oswald and Ruby. Since 1963, public fascination with the assassination of JFK seems to have only grown. KEN GOLDIN, GOLDIN AUCTIONS "Artifacts like this are very important to be kept, not only for historically significance and collectability. But also as a reminder, hey, this actually happened in the United States during many of our lifetimes." The auction will be held online between the 10 and 30 of January. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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#UkraineEdu: Ukraine is international destination for education - Anis Ettaieb, Tunisia, dentistry
 
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Anis Ettaieb is from Tunisia, he studies at the Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University to become a dentist. “Ukraine has really good level of higher education. Ukraine is one of the best countries in the world. Here people are open-minded and very tolerant, I feel here like home.” Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 2558 UKRAINE TODAY
Merry Christmas from Ukraine Today! Traditional Ukrainian festive cheer for the holiday season
 
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Ukraine Today wishes all our viewers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2015! Get into the festive spirit with this traditional Ukrainian holiday season 'Shchedryk' carol Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv/society/promo-kolyada-399161.html Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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US Helicopters Land in Poland: Six US army helicopters make emergency landing
 
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Much to the surprise of local residents, six US army helicopters have made an emergency landing in farm fields in the village of Gruta, in north-central Poland. The unscheduled stop was made because of poor visibility caused by stormy weather. The US servicemen turned out to be excellent ambassadors for their country. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Mini Drones for Polish Army: Firms show off UAVs which can be used for surveillance or attack
 
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In a mock-up of real army operations, two Polish firms show off their mini drones, which can be used for surveillance and to destroy small targets with explosives. WB Electronics and Optimum say their system, called "Bee", can be configured to mount a number of small drones onto military vehicles to support infantry units. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Shop Any Time of Day: First unmanned grocery store opens in Sweden
 
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People living in this town in eastern Sweden can now shop any time of day at the country's first unmanned grocery store. From getting in to scanning items, it's all done with an iPhone app. The app links to a user's bank account, so at the end of the month customers receive an invoice for the goods they bought. The owner of the store says the idea was born out of the age old wisdom that 'necessity is the mother of invention' Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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#UkraineEdu: Al-Tameemi Mohammed Raheem Qasim, Iraq, oil and gas engineering
 
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Al-Tameemi Mohammed Raheem Qasim is from Iraq. His field of training is Oil and Gas Engineering with the major in Oil and Gas Extraction at the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Ministers of Defense of Ukraine and Canada visit military training field in Western Ukraine
 
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Earlier this week Canada's Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan and other Canadian officials travelled to western Ukrainian region of Lviv. As part of the official program Canadian delegation visited International peacekeeping and security centre in Yavoriv, where Canadian troops train Ukrainian soldiers During the visit The Minister of Defence of Ukraine joined the Canadian delegation and thanked for their continued support of the Ukrainian army: Stepan Poltorak, Minister of Defence of Ukraine: “I would like to thank the ambassador – Mr. Vaschuk, for his continued support of Ukraine during our current problems. I would like to say that the work between our two ministries, which we currently do, will improve and increase.” Apart from observing the exercises, both Canadian and Ukrainian delegations attended a simulation of combat life-saving practice performed by the Ukrainian soldiers. This was done after the troops completed a 5-day course delivered by the Canadian combat medics. Following the practice we spoke to one of the instructors: Sergeant Gauthier, senior medical instructor: “They did very well, seriously. They know exactly what they have to do, the good moment and seriously I’m very comfortable to be treated to one of those guys for sure.” After the exercises there was an official ceremony, where Minister of Defence of Ukraine awarded medals to both – Ukrainian and Canadian soldiers for their service to Ukraine. This joint service was also recognized by the Canadian Minister of National Defence. Harjit Sajjan, Canada's Minister of National Defence: “The unique relationship that Canada and Ukraine have - it's not just between the two nations and it's not just word. Our soldiers, who are working together - you can see that relationship alive. There is no greater relationship, when two militaries can work together and train together.” With Russia's ongoing aggression in eastern Ukraine, Canada's continued cooperation with the Ukrainian armed forces is a crucial element in the fight against the Kremlin. This is Volodymyr Solohub and Orest Malkut reporting from Lviv region for Ukraine Today. Earlier this week Canada's Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan and other Canadian officials travelled to western Ukrainian region of Lviv. As part of the official program Canadian delegation visited International peacekeeping and security centre in Yavoriv, where Canadian troops train Ukrainian soldiers During the visit The Minister of Defence of Ukraine joined the Canadian delegation and thanked for their continued support of the Ukrainian army: Stepan Poltorak, Minister of Defence of Ukraine: “I would like to thank the ambassador – Mr. Vaschuk, for his continued support of Ukraine during our current problems. I would like to say that the work between our two ministries, which we currently do, will improve and increase.” Apart from observing the exercises, both Canadian and Ukrainian delegations attended a simulation of combat life-saving practice performed by the Ukrainian soldiers. This was done after the troops completed a 5-day course delivered by the Canadian combat medics. Following the practice we spoke to one of the instructors: Sergeant Gauthier, senior medical instructor: “They did very well, seriously. They know exactly what they have to do, the good moment and seriously I’m very comfortable to be treated to one of those guys for sure.” After the exercises there was an official ceremony, where Minister of Defence of Ukraine awarded medals to both – Ukrainian and Canadian soldiers for their service to Ukraine. This joint service was also recognized by the Canadian Minister of National Defence. Harjit Sajjan, Canada's Minister of National Defence: “The unique relationship that Canada and Ukraine have - it's not just between the two nations and it's not just word. Our soldiers, who are working together - you can see that relationship alive. There is no greater relationship, when two militaries can work together and train together.” With Russia's ongoing aggression in eastern Ukraine, Canada's continued cooperation with the Ukrainian armed forces is a crucial element in the fight against the Kremlin. This is Volodymyr Solohub and Orest Malkut reporting from Lviv region for Ukraine Today. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Navigating Ukraine’s Labour Market: What does the future hold?
 
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Ukrainian political and economic instability is forcing the country's job-seekers to adapt. Despite tough market conditions, the number unemployed fell by over 130,000 during the first 10 months of this year. Those figures - from the State Statistics Service. But with an extensive shadow economy running at some 50% of GDP, the accuracy of this data could be quested. But whatever way, tough competition for job openings is forcing some Ukrainians to become more pragmatic - prioritizing self-development over short-term high remuneration. Catherine is one Ukrainian trying to re-enter the labour market. She's preparing to return to work as a TV and online journalist after maternity leave. But a job with relatively normal pay is tough to find. Katerina, Ukrainian job seeker They offer salaries where the positions on offer pay very little but take you immediately - I'm not willing to work for that sort of money. Catherine continues to search. Meanwhile, another Kyiv resident Lyudmila has found the next career step. To get there, she sent hundreds of CV's and attended dozens of interviews to find the marketing job - but believes one quality set her above the rest - knowledge of the English language. "That's a big plus, about 20 percent... and sometimes the job is scrapped just because you don't know the language". Knowledge of foreign languages, new technologies, creativity and innovative approaches to work - these qualities are most valued by employers, says specialist recruiter Tetyana Pashkina. But these are not the only ways Ukrainians are changing. Tetyana Pashkina, recruitment specialist "What we’re thinking of doing next year is promoting a healthy lifestyle because this helps one to get a higher paying job". Ukraine’s drift further into the service sector, the high skilled and low cost workforce and opening of the EU market, have led a positive outlook in 2016 – where employment and salaries are expected to grow. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 1289 UKRAINE TODAY
Turkmenistan Pipeline Politics: Central Asia state plans gas link to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India
 
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Turkmenistan has begun working on a natural gas pipeline to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI). The USD 10 billion project was designed to reduce dependence on gas sales to Russia and China. Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov was joined by leaders from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India for a ceremony to mark the project's start. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Europe Migrants Crisis: Croatia sends over 200,000 refugees back to Serbia
 
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Croatia has sent back over two hundred migrants to Serbia. The 217 people were refused entry into the country after Slovenia turned them back to Croatia. The group is now at a UNHCR centre in a border town of Sid in Serbia. Raquel Trabazo, UNHCR Protection Officer: "We have around 200 persons, between them are women, children, they are from several nationalities, including Syrians, Iraqis, Afghanis, some Iranians, Pakistanis. The reasons why they were sent back are not clear, but they are now waiting for the next steps." Serbia's interior ministry spokesperson says the migrants will have to return to their respective countries since "they are not refugees from war-affected areas". Those among the migrants in the group say they have nowhere else to go to and want to live in Croatia. Zuhra, Migrant from Afghanistan: "We don't want to go to any country, we want to live in Croatia, but they told us, their police, the police pushed us to train, [saying] 'You have to, you must go to train'." According to the UNHCR over 80, 000 migrants have arrived in Europe since the start of 2016. More than four hundred have died trying to cross the Mediterranean sea. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Mount Athos Pilgrims Pray for Ukraine: Greek Orthodox monks live in seclusion for several centuries
 
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The Greek Orthodox monastic monastery of Karoulia – located in the most remote part of Mount Athos. And even here, the monks are praying for an end to the war in eastern Ukraine. They have lived in the sacred caves for several centuries – living off rain water and vegetation. There are no roads here – the only way to reach the settlements through the rocky and dry landscape is via a ferry and long climb up the rock face. It's not an easy feat if you're afraid of heights. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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The Ukrainian Bandura: Sound of a nation
 
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This is the sound of Ukraine. The bandura; a string instrument dating back to the Middle Ages. It combines the characteristics of both the lute and the harp. And with anywhere between 20-65 strings, it's no easy feat to play. These musicians are the latest generation learning. Today, they're showcasing their talent in a nationwide contest. The event aims to make the classical art more popular. There's also another purpose. By bringing performers and composers together, organizers hope to develop new rhythms and sounds – to make the bandura more enriching. Watch also Adele's 'Hello': New Ukrainian instrumental cover published on YouTube (watch) Nataliya Zagrebelna has been learning to play the bandura for seven years - often combining it with choral singing. But she explains the instrument is much more than just one for traditional compositions. Nataliya Zagrebelna, Bandura player: "The bandura is a very versatile instrument. We can perform not only Ukrainian folk songs but also classical works, violin concerts and even rock. Just for myself, I tried to play Metallica" This instrument has not always been so celebrated throughout Ukraine's turbulent history. During Soviet times, authorities tried to stop any nationalist sentiment. Although not banned completely, traditional works were replaced with lesser well known ones. Teaching also became more acaedmic. Despite this, the bandura remains popular, even outside of Ukraine's borders. Roman Grynkiv, Ukrainian bandura player: "It's great. If you can really play the instrument, the feedback is wonderful. It's like the whole orchestra in your hands. You can play any music like we did today. You can play popular music, folk sounds, personal compositions and people around the world like it when you get so much from one instrument" Watch also Ukrainian Metallica! Bandura version of ‘Nothing Else Matters' goes viral With many people with Ukrainian roots now living abroad in the likes of Canada and the USA, its hoped the bandura sound will be passed on for generations to come. Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus website: bandura.org Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 1317 UKRAINE TODAY
Fun Warsaw Airport Flash Mob: LOT Polish Airlines greets 500,000th Boeing 787 passenger
 
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LOT Polish Airlines has greeted its 500,000th Boeing 787 passenger at the Warsaw Chopin Airport with a flash mob performance by artists from the Muzyczny ROMA Theatre. Maciek Kolodziej, the airline's five hundred thousandth passenger, was taken by surprise as everyone around him broke out into song and dance. After a rendition of ABBA’s Mama Mia in Polish, Kolodzeij was ushered onto a stage where he was given a gift bag and a complimentary cupcake featuring the company’s logo. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
Views: 74169 UKRAINE TODAY
New Wind Power System: Polish engineers develop more efficient wind turbine system
 
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Polish engineers have developed a new way to use turbines to utilise wind energy. Developers say the technology can be used almost anywhere and that it's twice as efficient as traditional propellar systems. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Romania Bear Dance Festival: One of few countries in Europe to allow bear hunting
 
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Romanians bid farewell to 2015 with a wave of their paws and a flick of their tails as they took part in the traditional "bear dance" through the town of Comanesti. Hundreds lined the streets for the parade, which every year sees tourists and participants throng the small north-eastern town to celebrate the passing of the old year and welcome the new. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Observatory Made of Junk: Polish astronomers build private observatory with scrap metal
 
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Hidden away near a small village in southern Poland lies an unexpected treasure trove for astronomy enthusiasts: a private observatory with equipment worth millions of euros, but built for just a fraction of that cost. The huge antennae and optical telescopes at the observatory in Rzepiennik Biskupi were all set to be sold for scrap metal by successive Polish governments, but were snapped up by trained astronomers Magdalena and Bogdan Wszolek. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Last Farewells to Hero: Opera singer Vasyl Slipak laid to rest in Lviv
 
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Ukrainians said good bye to Vasyl Slipak, an opera singer killed in Donbas region. Hundreds of people attended the funeral ceremony in Lviv, that is Western Ukraine. 42-year-old Vasyl Slipak died in eastern Ukraine on July 29th. He was shot and killed by a militant sniper. Prior to the conflict, Slipak had been living in France for 19 years. In 2014 he quit his European career and returned to Ukraine to fight against the Russian-backed separatist forces. Shortly after the message of his death Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko posthumously awarded Slipak with Order for Courage. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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2014 Review: Top 5 Kremlin media fakes in a year when Russian disinformation went global
 
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Ukraine today takes a look at the top five fake reports about Ukraine appearing in Russian media. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Refurbishing Soviet Tanks for East Ukraine War Effort: Several of T-72 made ready for combat
 
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It's hard to believe but just a few months ago these tanks were scraps of metal. After years of neglect some even had trees growing through them. But now after weeks of hard work by Ukrainian mechanics, several of the T-72 have been reassembled, refurbished and made ready for combat. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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'Mustang Wanted' Awarded Gun: Interior minister arms Ukrainian daredevil
 
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The Kremlin was enraged over this stunt in Moscow last month, in which a Ukrainian daredevil painted the star on a famous Stalinist skyscraper in Ukraine’s national colours. But Pavel Ushyvets, also known as ‘Mustang’ is safely back in Kyiv where he has just been presented with a gun by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arseniy Avakov. He might need it if Russian agents try to abduct him and drag him back to face prison in Moscow which has clamped down on any overtly pro-Ukrainian sentiments. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Hologram Protest: Spanish activists hold hologram demonstration to oppose anti-protest law
 
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Activists in Madrid held a demonstration via hologram to protest against an bill that would limit demonstrations to authoritsed gatherings and impose heavy fines against unapproved protesters Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Muslim Fashion Grows in Russia: Blogger launches clothing line for Islam female followers in Moscow
 
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The recent re-opening of Moscow's Grand Mosque after ten years of large-scale renovation could mark the beginning a new wave of Muslim culture in what is a largely Christian Orthodox country. That is at least the hope of Aleksandra Golovkova, a Muslim blogger who lives in Moscow and who has started a line of everyday Muslim clothing. She says the idea came about after she tried without success to find beautiful but modest clothes appropriate in her faith in the city. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Waterloo Diorama Completed After 40 Years of Work: Belgian engineer began building diorama at age 16
 
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It's almost certainly the most complex Waterloo diorama in the world. A Belgian Waterloo enthusiast has completed a 40-square-metre miniature of the battlefield in the cellar of his home. The project is the culmination of 40 years of work by 55-year-old Willy Smout, who started the mammoth task in 1975 at the age of 16. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Homes Full of Colour: Painted Polish village is in everlasting blossom
 
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This is Danuta Dymon from Zalipie village in southeastern Poland. She invites us on an excursion of her unusual home. Everything here is painted with flowers – house walls, dog booth, even stones and bare tree trunks. It seems there is no empty space left in the house and outside, which Danuta Dymon hasn’t covered with painting. The fabulous flowers blossom even on a plastic electric kettle. Danuta Dymon, painter: "Painting is extemely pleasant for me. I can leave cooking and not pay much attention to my husband, because of this passion and desire to draw. I can’t sleep at night if I feel something is going wrong with my picture." Danuta was never taught how to draw and was not that interested in it. She was a farmer. But then she suffered a stroke in her seventy’s. She drew her first flower during recovery. Danuta Dymon, painter: "My brain started working better. Everyone can keep calm and relax drawing something beautiful. This makes me feel as in heaven." Zalipie can be seen as a massive painting, colorful, vivid, and historical. The whole village is flooded with flowers from every building, bridge, fountain to dog houses and chicken coops. The tradition of painting took roots in the beginning of 19th century. According to the legend, women tried to hide the smoke traces around the chimney’s hole in the ceiling of the house. They painted over spots of soot with whitewash. Felicia Kurylowa became the first women, who started covering it with colourful decorations based on traditional embroidery. (video can be taken from the museum, director shows us this spot) Wanda Racia, the director of Felicia Kurylowa museum: "She had to stand on the chair, raised her hands up, took paint and drew without any template. There were roses, poppies, forget-me-nots and sunflowers typical for Zalipie. This is the traditional style of painting – bright and expressive colours." The museum director says Felicia Kurylowa was an example to follow. The local women started covering everything in the village with flowers. They had no access to professional equipment. Women made the brushes with the tail hair of the local cows and horses. Wanda Racia, the director of Felicia Kurylowa museum: "Of course many horses were left hairless, but not all." Since 1948 the Painted Cottage competition – Malowana Chata – has been held in Zalipie every year. Its introduction was a part of the movement to help country psychologically recover from the horrors of the Second World War. Every spring women wipe-off old pictures and then cover houses with new decorations. The village has its own school of painting. Its citizens dream to make Zalipie an open-air museum. Painting for them is a kind of art therapy and entertainment. In winter all these colours brighten up the landscape. . Margaryta Sytnik, Igor Antoniuk reporting from Poland for Ukraine Today. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Ukraine Military Industry: Army reduces dependency on foreign military equipment
 
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Further tank attacks by Russian-backed militants are the biggest threat to Ukrainian forces, Poroshenko said. Now, weapons to repel such advances are being developed by state industry defence firm UkrOboronProm. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Ukraine Oldest University: Kyiv-Mohyla Academy celebrates 400th anniversary
 
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The oldest Ukrainian university - Kyiv-Mohyla Academy - is celebrating its 400th anniversary. The university played a pivotal role in Ukraine's education and history. To recognize Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’s importance, the government placed one of its campus buildings on 500 hrvnia bill – the highest nomination in Ukraine. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Miraculous Birth in Poland: A child born in 55 days after its mother's death
 
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A child was born in 55 days after the death of its mother. Doctors declared the woman brain-dead, but she was kept alive in this hospital in Poland till the birth of her child. The 41-year-old woman had a brain tumor. Doctors say she didn't want to be operated on. She was afraid of the risks. She was brought to the clinic in Wroclaw in November unconscious with no brain activity. Doctors found out that the she was 17 weeks pregnant when they heard the baby's heartbeat. The medics decided to save the child. So they had to extend the woman's life for at least two months. Anesthesiologists, neonatologists, gynecologists and neurosurgeons were working as one team to save the baby's life. Every day they had to fight the infections and disorders in the mother's body. Neonatologists said that we have to support the mother until 30 weeks of pregnancy. But it's too long for the brain-dead body, because the organism can have a lot of disorders. Gynecologists set the goal to prolong the mother's life to at least 25 weeks of pregnancy. This is a minimum for the fetus to grow until it can be born and get a chance to live. After Cesarean section Wojtek was born. The boy weighed only 1 kilogram. His dad patiently waited for the birth for 55 days reading him fairy tales. A little boy was put in intensive care and spent three months in an incubator. A few days ago a boy and his dad were discharged from the hospital and they are finally at home. Now Wojtek weighs 3 kilograms and he is doing well. Each of the 145 days that his father spent in the hospital was very hard for him. He doesn't want to share this unique story with strangers. He is busy taking care of his small miracle. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Ukraine’s ‘Forgotten Children': Ukrainian orphanages struggle to care for those displaced by war
 
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Most of the children at this orphanage have seen the war in east Ukraine first hand and are now living in the aftermath. One of the highlights of their day includes a visit from soldiers who are bringing supplies. The boxes are packed to the brim with apples, and the bags are filled with potatoes. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Romania Steps Up Border Control Procedures: Country may become a new transit route for migrants
 
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Romania is stepping up its border control procedures. The response is to an increased number of migrants crossing into the country from Serbia. Romanian authorities say they fear the country could become a new transit route for migrants. Roxana Costach, Timisoara region border police spokesperson: "During this short period the border police has increased surveillance of the Serbian-Romanian border in order to prevent and stop illegal migration." Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Duda Wins in Polish Presidential Vote: Komorowsk ousted in suprise result
 
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Change has come to Poland - Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has celebrated victory in a presidential election against Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski. The victory for 43-year-old Duda marks the first major electoral win in almost a decade for his opposition Law and Justice party. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Meet ONUKA: Ukraine's next big folk-electro music sensation
 
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The electro-folk project ONUKA has been making waves on the Ukrainian music scene since forming back in 2013. With their blend of electronic samples, folk sounds and regular instruments, they’ve attracted a vast following in Ukraine and across Eastern Europe. The band’s main vocalist Nata Zhyzhchenko revealed more about group’s music, inspirations and future plans with Tom Bell on Ukraine Today’s Viewpoint programme. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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