Ukraine banned two popular social media sites Tuesday, in a new attempt to purge Russian influence in the country. The move to block these Russian websites is an extension of sanctions against Russia that have been in place since it annexed Crimea in 2014. Personally announced by President Petro Poroshenko, the order affects individuals and organizations operating in Ukraine – cracking down on 468 companies and 1,228 people currently living in the country.
Tucked away in a small section of a Soviet era air base on the outskirts of Kiev is the flagship aircraft of the legendary Antonov design bureau. A one-off masterpiece of engineering designed and built during the 1980s in the waning days of the USSR.The aircraft, designated the An-225, is the biggest to ever grace the Earth.
It started with a master corporal officer dangling Amy Graham’s underwear in front of five other members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). He had come to her barrack at the Kingston army base with two other officers—one man, one woman—for a routine inspection of the room she shared with three other soldiers-in-training. Their beds were properly made; their clothes ironed and neatly stored; the floors spiffing clean. Graham’s underwear was in a closed cabinet beside her bed.