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’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 […]
While we like to keep our news light-hearted, this is an important story we cannot and will not ignore. Three months ago, Kateryna Handziuk was attacked in the city of Kherson, where a gruesome acid assault left her with burns to 40% of her body. On 4 November, she died as a result of her […]
In recent weeks, two more names have been added to the list of those vying for Ukraine’s top job. The number of candidates stands now at 24, with a couple more people still expected to put themselves forward yet. The problem with such a large playing field is that votes are going to be very […]
Ukrainians are rejoicing and singing halleluiah because of the recognition of Ukraine’s own brand of orthodoxy as a separate and independent church. The decision, made by the Constantinople Patriarchate, has angered Moscow who wanted religious ties between the two countries and churches to stay just as they were for reasons too long to go into […]