After securing valuable away goals in a 2-2 draw in a Europa League Round of 16 match in Italy, Dynamo Kyiv faltered at home when they dropped to a 0-2 result to Lazio on 15 March. More than 52 OOO fans went home frustrated after a disappointing display highlighted by Italian goals in the 23rd and 83rd minutes. The team may still walk away with two domestic titles though: they sit six points back of frontrunners Shakhtar Donetsk in the Premier League (with six games to play) and they face second division’s SC Dnipro-1 in the Ukrainian Cup semi-final on 18 April. Get your tickets and cheer them on!
Some good news, some bad. Let’s start with the good news. In the latest annual Ease of Doing Business Ranking from the World Bank, Ukraine has moved up five spots and now sits at number 71 out of 190 countries analysed. A five-spot advance doesn’t sound like much, but, for context, at least Ukraine is […]
Ukraine can legitimately sing We are the Champions following Oleksandr Usyk’s fight on 10 November at Manchester Arena. Brit Tony Bellow worked Usyk hard, going into the eight round, but it was Usyk’s brutal left hook that sent him flying to the mat, unable to get back up. With the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO cruiserweight […]
Even at the age of 27, Ukraine can hardly be called a “nation of startups”, as neither the president nor the Ministry of Economic Trade and Development have made this a priority. Regardless, we will reject this pessimism, as real steps are being taken in this direction. In fact, a stratum of IT specialists is […]
Russia, according to Russia, is not party to the war in eastern Ukraine. However, Russian Foreign Ministry spokespeople don’t mind, apparently, speaking on behalf of the “L” and “D” “People’s Republics” (the unrecognised and illegal entities created by Russia to run their operations in eastern Ukraine, also denied by Russia, of course.) In recent weeks, […]