Ukraine’s undefeated Olympic hero Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) narrowly defeated Latvia’s Marcus Breidis in Riga on 27 January to set-up a World Boxing Super Series finale with Russia’s Murat Gassiev (26-0-1, 19 KOs) for the Cruiserweight division’s undisputed title. In front of hundreds of Ukrainian fans that made the trip to Latvia, Usyk won a majority decision over the hometown favourite (114-114, 115-113, 115-113). He will face Gassiev in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 11 May with the winner becoming the first undisputed champion in the Cruiserweight division, as well as the first Muhammad Ali trophy and the lion’s share of a 10 million usd.
Headlines and Realities # 1 On 6 February, BBC News carried a story relating to Ukraine. The headline promised revelations on “Potters Bar, Ukraine’s stolen billions, and the Eurovision connection”, which is, well, wow, breathtaking. In reality, the article brings seasoned Ukraine-watchers some old news: “while in office ex-President Yanukovych and his associates stole 40 […]
Maybe you’re new to Ukraine. Maybe you want to get a basic understanding of Ukrainian politics but are too afraid to ask. Maybe you think you know, but you’re just very misinformed. We’re here to help! This first Idiot’s Guide to Ukrainian Politics covers just two people, with person number two being included less out […]
Ukraine’s women tennis stars had a tournament to remember at the Australian Open as three made the third round in this year’s first Grand Slam event. The trio was led by Elina Svitolina. Ranked fourth going into the tournament, Ukraine’s top tennis star disappointingly crashed out at the quarterfinal stage by losing 6-4, 6-0 to […]
British pop star Calum Scott recently released a new music video shot exclusively in Kyiv. Showing off some of the best sights of our beautiful city, such as the Opera House, Khreschatyk, and Maidan, the video for You Are The Reason is already a great piece of promo for Kyiv having racked up 6.25 million […]