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Vitali Klitschko reelected as Mayor of Kyiv

The former boxer and Maidan activist, Vitali Klitschko, defeated the far-right Right Sector spokesman to be reelected as Mayor of Kyiv. The runoff local elections for Ukraine’s capital delivered the incumbent, Vitali Klitschko, with a comfortable victory, that is, 66.5% of the vote. His opponent, the ultra-nationalist Bryslav Bereza, gathered 33,5%. Klitschko was first elected in May 2014 as a prominent figure of the opposition against President Viktor Yanukovych. Not everyone welcomes his election. The activist group Femen accuse Klitschko of association with sex trafficking. On 15 November, >>>

Klitschko Re-elected Kyiv Mayor

Klitschko Re-elected Kyiv Mayor Former boxer and Maidan leader defeats ex-Right Sector spokesman by wide margin. 17 November 2015 Vitali KlitschkoIncumbent Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, a former world heavyweight boxing champion, has defeated his opponent in a runoff, garnering 66.5 percent of the vote, Interfax reports. The first round was held on 25 October.   Klitschko was first elected in May 2014 as part of a political overhaul following the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych amid the Maidan mass street demonstrations, Bloomberg reports.   Klitschko’s opponent, Boryslav >>>

Topless Femen Activist Calls Kyiv Mayor Klitschko a Pimp

A topless activist from the feminist art protest group Femen accosted incumbent Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko at a polling station in a local election, accusing him of being a “pimp” for allegedly running protection rackets for local brothels. Klitschko was casting his ballot Sunday in a mayoral election, which he was expected to win by a wide margin. The activist accosted the mayor, brandishing her bare torso with the words: “Stop Klitschko the Pimp” written in English across her chest, according to Ukraine's Ukrinform news agency and photographs published by the feminist >>>

Topless FEMEN protester stuns Klitschko during Ukraine election vote

The Ukrainian Feminist group is renowned for their outrageous stunts A topless FEMEN protester has stormed an election polling station where acting Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko was voting. The activist shouted ‘stop pimp' several times before being dragged outside by security. Afterwards Klitschko appeared amused. He was voting alongside his brother and wife in local elections.  Read also Exit polls indicate re-election of incumbent Kyiv mayor Klitschko The former boxer hopes to secure enough support for a second term in office as Kyiv Mayor. >>>

Topless FEMEN protester stuns Klitschko during Ukraine election vote

The Ukrainian Feminist group is renowned for their outrageous stunts A topless FEMEN protester has stormed an election polling station where acting Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko was voting. The activist shouted ‘stop pimp' several times before being dragged outside by security. Afterwards Klitschko appeared amused. He was voting alongside his brother and wife in local elections.  Read also Exit polls indicate re-election of incumbent Kyiv mayor Klitschko The former boxer hopes to secure enough support for a second term in office as Kyiv Mayor. >>>

Local elections for mayor in Kyiv, Ukraine

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FEMEN protest takes Klitschko by suprise at polling station

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Ukraine moves closer to visa-free EU travel as gay rights bill passes

Ukrainian lawmakers have approved a bill that bans discrimination against gay people at work – key legislation intended to help pave the way for visa-free travel between the country and the European Union. The 450-seat parliament on Thursday approved the bill with 234 votes. The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, hailed parliament’s action as a “historic” move that brought the nation close to its longtime goal of winning the visa-free regime. Ukrainian authorities have sought to forge closer ties with the EU amid a conflict with Russia, which annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and >>>

Femen activists face charges after staging a topless rally outside Ukrainian …

The two women were arrested after demonstration with 'stop homophobia' placards Two FEMEN activists are facing charges after protesting outside the parliament in Kyiv. The topless women joined a small rally on Wednesday, demanding amendments to Ukraine's anti-discrimination laws. The pair were arrested carrying the slogan ‘stop homophobia'. They undressed outside the assembly, before being dragged away to a waiting police car. Later inside the parliament, lawmakers voted through the amendments. Під ВР затримали двох активісток >>>

The Topless Imperialists: FEMEN’s brand of feminism is silencing Muslim women

On September 13, in a town just north of Paris, two women jumped on stage at an Islamic convention about women and Islam. Once on stage, they exposed their bare chests — across which were written “Nobody makes me submit” and “I am my own prophet” — to an audience full of devout Muslims. The women were both of Tunisian origin and came from Muslim families. As intended, the two imams on stage appeared both panicked and dumbfounded, much like the rest of the audience. The two women were affiliated with FEMEN, a militant feminist organization famous for its radical activism, which often >>>