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 belts, as well as The Ring Magazine belt in his pocket, the Simferopil-born fighter is officially the world’s absolute boxing champion, and we here at What’s On couldn’t be more proud.
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 […]
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, […]
Ukraine’s ‘Queen of Tennis’ – Elina Svitolina, topped one of the greatest seasons in Ukrainian tennis history by becoming the first Ukrainian to win the season-ending WTA Finals. She was forced to dig deep to capture the historic title, coming back against American Sloane Stevens for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory. Her remarkable achievement caps […]