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!
Ukraine recently sold 270 million USD worth of short-term bonds, adding much-needed liquidity to the nation’s coffers. The big deal here is that these short-term bonds were placed at a price of just 5.52% annualised return for the three-month bonds, and 5.89% for the six-month version. If we go back just a few years, international […]
In the days between writing this news and it being published, there exists a very real possibility that Oleg Sentsov will die. At the time of writing, Sensov has been on a hunger strike in a Russian jail for 90 days. In public statements, relatives of Sentsov have said his time is nearly at an […]
An impressive feat was accomplished in the skies above Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, recently. A group of women from 19 different countries descended on the country (see what we did there?) to pull off a world record attempt, and they succeeded! In order to beat the previous world record for a female synchronised dive, which included […]
In recent years many Ukrainians have sought work overseas. There are many reasons why they have done so, but the biggest motivator is simply financial. Wages for fruit pickers or building site labourers are higher in Poland than they are in Ukraine and working conditions (which are protected by the EU) are no doubt also […]