Thursday 27 February 2020
21 February 2020
Violence Flares In Ukraine As Evacuees Arrive From China
A convoy carrying people recently evacuated from Wuhan, China, arrived in the Ukrainian town of Novi Sanzhary, where they were due to be held in quarantine, on February 20. A crowd of locals, fearful that the evacuees would bring the coronavirus to the town, clashed with police and tried to block the buses with burning debris.
20 February 2020
Ukraine Bans Zelenskiy Film Over Inclusion Of Russian Co-Star
Ukraine's Cinema Agency has banned a 2012 film featuring the country's current president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, because the film includes a Russian actress blacklisted by Kyiv for making an unauthorized visit to Ukraine's Russian-occupied region of Crimea.
12 February 2020
Who Is Andriy Yermak, Ukraine's New Chief Of Staff?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has a new chief of staff. Andriy Yermak was previously his foreign affairs adviser, negotiating a key prisoner exchange with Moscow and meeting with senior U.S. officials -- as well as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph Guiliani.
07 February 2020
Ukraine Turns To Germany To Transform Troubled Railways
Ukraine's troubled railway company Ukrzaliznytsia and Deutsche Bahn have signed a 10-year memorandum of cooperation under which the German operator will plan a way forward for the state operator. Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk says it could lead to Deutsche Bahn jointly managing Ukrainian railways. Current Time sent two reporters to compare and contrast regional rail services in both countries.
03 February 2020
Current Time-Supported Ukrainian Documentary Wins Sundance Award
29 January 2020
The Strength To Survive: Two Ukrainians Remember Auschwitz, Slave Labor
Even in his 90s, Ukrainian Yakov Lomaka remembers the German for his ID number from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration-extermination camp. He has reason to. Those camp inmates who could not remember their ID numbers in German were denied food and hit, he says. Current Time spoke with Lomaka about his memories of Auschwitz ahead of the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation on January 27, 1945.
27 January 2020
'I Won, Against All Odds': Auschwitz Survivors And Liberator Recall The Holocaust
Seventy-five years ago today, the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration-extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. An estimated 1.1 million people had died there by the war’s end. For Soviet tank crewman David Dushman, the condition of the camp’s “unfortunate” inmates was a shock. Many of those prisoners, like Vera Kriegal Grossman, see their survival as a victory in itself.
16 January 2020
Ukraine's Other Nuclear Ghost Town
Pictures of Pripyat, the abandoned town near Chernobyl, are world famous -- but Ukraine has another nuclear ghost town. Orbita was built for workers at the Chigirinsky nuclear plant. The workers moved in, but the plant was never finished, and Orbita is now a crumbling ruin with just 100 inhabitants.