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October 2012 - Ukraine Special Weapons News
- Ukraine Ruling Party Retains Lead; Opposition Calls For Boycott RFE/RL 31 Oct 2012 -- With 98 percent of party-list ballots counted in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, the ruling Party of Regions retains its lead with 30 percent.
- Ukrainian Prosecutors Downplay Vote Fraud Reports RIA Novosti 31 Oct 2012 -- Citizen reports about violations during the election campaign and last Sunday’s parliamentary vote in Ukraine have largely proven to be false, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said.
- Vote Energizes Ukraine's Opposition VOA 30 Oct 2012 -- With almost all votes counted, Ukraine’s three opposition parties drew slightly more votes than President Yanukovych’s two-party governing alliance.
- Clinton Calls Ukraine Election 'A Step Backward' RFE/RL 30 Oct 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called Ukraine's weekend parliamentary elections "a step backward" and urged the country's leadership to curb what she called "the backward slide."
- Ukraine Vote a Step Backward for Democracy, Says Clinton VOA 30 Oct 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is questioning the credibility of Sunday's parliamentary elections in Ukraine, where initial results show the ruling party maintaining its legislative majority.
- New Ukrainian Parliament Keeps Politics A Family Affair RFE/RL 30 Oct 2012 -- When Ukrainian lawmakers gather for the first session of the newly elected Verkhovna Rada, they may feel like they never left home.
- Seat By Seat, Ukraine's Yanukovych Seeks His Parliamentary Majority RFE/RL 30 Oct 2012 -- With just over nine-tenths of the vote counted, the Party of Regions is officially controlling 192 seats.
- Ukraine Ruling Party Poised For Majority RFE/RL 30 Oct 2012 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s party and its allies appear poised to secure a parliamentary majority in elections that have been condemned as flawed by outside observers.
- Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine US Dept. of State 29 Oct 2012
- Ukrainian Ruling Party Faces Election Backlash VOA 29 Oct 2012 -- Ukraine's ruling party is facing criticism at home and abroad, even as it appears on course to maintain its majority after Sunday's parliamentary elections.
- OSCE Criticizes Ukraine Elections RFE/RL 29 Oct 2012 -- International election monitors have given a strongly negative assessment of Ukraine's parliamentary vote while ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has gone on hunger strike to protest the manner in which the poll was conducted.
- Ukraine Elections Marred by Fraud – International Observers RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2012 -- International observers slammed Ukraine’s parliamentary elections as “a step backward” for democracy and said the vote was marred by fraud, intimidation and other abuses.
- Ukrainian President Praises Parliamentary Elections RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2012 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych praised Sunday’s parliamentary elections in the country.
- Ukraine Ruling Party Poised to Regain Majority VOA 29 Oct 2012 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych appears poised to regain his parliamentary majority after Sunday’s elections.
- Exit Surveys: Strong Opposition Showing in Ukraine Vote VOA 28 Oct 2012 -- Exit surveys of voters in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections indicate that the nation’s three opposition parties performed strongly, winning about half of the seats allotted by party lists.
- Ruling Party Leads in Ukraine Exit Polls VOA 28 Oct 2012 -- Early exit polls show that Ukraine's ruling party, Regions Party of President Viktor Yanukovych, leading in Sunday's elections for parliament with the largest share of votes.
- Ruling Party Confident of Victory in Ukraine Elections RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2012 -- Ukraine’s ruling Party of Regions remained confident about its chances of clinching victory in the country’s parliamentary elections.
- Ukraine’s Ruling Party Leads Parliamentary Elections – Exit Pools RIA Novosti 28 Oct 2012 -- The ruling Party of Regions, headed by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, is leading in the parliamentary elections in Ukraine according to an exit-poll.
- Polls Close In Eagerly Watched Ukrainian Elections RFE/RL 28 Oct 2012 -- Polls have closed in Ukraine in a key electoral test for President Viktor Yanukovych's ruling party, with his allies claiming victory and holding a lead of several percentage points over their opposition challengers.
- Ukraine Tests Young Democracy in Parliamentary Election VOA 28 Oct 2012 -- Ukrainians are voting in parliamentary elections seen as a test of the democratic credentials of a nation that seesaws between European democracy and Russian authoritarianism.
- President Urges 'Stability' As Ukrainians Go To Polls; Cyberattack Claims Arise RFE/RL 28 Oct 2012 -- Voters in Ukraine are casting their ballots for a new parliament at the midterm point in President Viktor Yanukovych's presidency.
- Ukrainians Go To The Polls In Key Parliamentary Elections RFE/RL 27 Oct 2012 -- Questions looming as Ukrainians go to the polls on October 28 to elect a new parliament, the first national elections since Yanukovych became president in 2010.
- Parties Make Final Push On Last Day Of Ukraine Campaigning RFE/RL 26 Oct 2012 -- Ukraine's opposition and the party of President Viktor Yanukovych have made a final push for votes on the last day of campaigning before the country's parliamentary polls on October 28.
- New Player Shakes Up Ukraine Before Sunday Vote VOA 26 Oct 2012 -- The World Boxing Council's reigning heavyweight champion is fighting a new battle, Ukraine's parliamentary elections.
- Ukraine's Former Presidential Bodyguard Released On Bail RFE/RL 26 Oct 2012 -- A Ukrainian court has released the former chief of the presidential bodyguard service, Mykola Melnychenko, on $10,000 bail.
- Whistle-Blower's Return On Eve Of Elections Sparks Debate In Ukraine RFE/RL 25 Oct 2012 -- For over a year the Ukrainian government has been trying to get its hands on former presidential bodyguard Mykola Melnychenko.
- Will Femen Face A Pussy Riot-Style Crackdown? RFE/RL 18 Oct 2012 -- It has now been just over a month since a topless activist from the Ukrainian feminist protest group Femen brought down a cross in Kyiv.
- Ukraine's Penitentiary Service To Investigate Controversial Tymoshenko Video RFE/RL 17 Oct 2012 -- Ukraine's State Penitentiary Service has said that it will investigate a new video depicting a woman who looks like jailed former Prime Minster Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Tymoshenko's Tax-Evasion Trial Postponed Again RFE/RL 15 Oct 2012 -- A court in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has again postponed the tax-evasion trial of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Saudi Diplomat Denies 'Ukraine Arms in Syria' Report RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2012 -- The Saudi ambassador to Ukraine has dismissed a news report which claimed that Ukraine-made weapons had been shipped by his country to arm Syrian opposition forces, Saudi media said.
- Ukraine Brings Back Naval Killer Dolphins RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2012 -- The Ukrainan navy has restarted special training for dolphins and other animals for military duties including attacking enemy combat swimmers and detecting mines, a military source in the Ukrainian naval port of Sevastopol told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
- Probe Urged into 'Ukraine Arms in Syria' Reports RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2012 -- Ukraine should launch an inquiry into reports that Syrian rebels have Ukrainian weapons, a senior Ukrainian MP said on Tuesday.
- EU Report Reveals Hundreds Of Problems With European Nuclear Reactors RFE/RL 03 Oct 2012 -- A report by the European Commission shows there are hundreds of security and safety problems in Europe's nuclear power plants.
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