The wording of the Ukrainian legislation states that the language of instruction in the first four grades may be in a minority language. By grade five, however, only two or more subjects can be taught in any of the languages of the EU. (file photo)

 

Ukrainian National Guard soldiers take cover behind a BTR-3 armored personnel carrier in a simulated attack during Exercise Rapid Trident 2017, at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center in western Ukraine, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. [Photo: Anthony Jones, US Army]

 

It is a useful reminder that not all nostalgia is for what Vladimir Putin or other leaders might like to see brought back and that some of what powers that positive view of the past involves values that may even threaten those in power now. 

 

President Petro Poroshenko is in Canada at the invitation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the kickoff of the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick military servicemen and women

 

So far, like Iceland, the Netherlands has not required abortion — but they’re putting plenty of pressure on mothers to abort, [Renate] Lindeman alleges, including some discussion of fines for those who don’t.  

 

Analyst: “Industrial production improved but it remained weaker than we expected.”

 

Ag stocks continued to take a beating with Astarta down 9.4% over five sessions and Agroton plummeting 16.7% over three sessions

Photo: Russia must tackle the issues in the McLaren Report to restore confidence, new RUSADA director Yury Ganus has warned

 

“I am leaving really downbeat and disheartened. I think the reform zeal that we saw a few years back is sadly dissipating, as the political leadership increasingly focus on elections in 2019.”

Hasidic Jews from around the world transformed the central Ukrainian city of Uman into a giant street party to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The festive mood was marred by an explosion which injured two Israeli pilgrims on September 21. The reason for the blast was not immediately clear. Followers of the Breslov Hasidic movement come to Uman every year to pray at the grave of the movement's founder, Reb Nachman, who died there in 1810.

 

 (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)

 

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