While she’s been relatively quiet in recent months, at least where Ukraine is concerned, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been wagging her finger in the direction of Moscow this month, and we can only applaud her efforts. With debates ongoing about the direction and partners involved in the Nord Stream 2 project – a pipeline due to run from Russia to Germany which will supply gas to a number of northern European countries, Merkel is said to have voiced her opinion in no uncertain terms in a recent phone call with Vladimir Putin in early April. “I made very clear that a Nord Stream 2 project is not possible without clarity over the future transit role of Ukraine.” Whether the Moscow monster pays any heed however is of course another question. Though it’s nice to see that the beginning of his fourth term as president has begun with a disquiet we can only hope will continue.
Here’s a fact: many Russians live in Kyiv. Indeed many Russians live across all of Ukraine, and to see a Russian-plated car is not uncommon. Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the time these people are simply guests in the country who are required to abide by the laws and entitled to live a peaceful […]
In an effort to do more to promote Ukraine, the government just announced a new logo and slogan that will attempt to brand the country as a destination of choice for investors, tourists, and anybody else who might want to realise the potential of the country. Cool. To assist the authorities in their promo campaign, […]
Ukraine’s aim of 18 June conference It’s long past time for Syrians and Ukrainians to unite to stop the wars in their countries and work more closely together to persuade the rest of the world to put greater pressure on Russia, the imperial power which has caused so much death and destruction in these two […]
Talk of the town, Champions League final, and here’s one more little-known bit that you may be interested in: the entertainment to calm the nerves of the fans in the stadium on the 26th will be provided by English singer/songwriter Dua Lipa! No doubt she will perform hits New Rules and IDGAF while those seated […]