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.
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 […]