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.
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 […]