Here’s a fact: many Russians live in Kyiv. Indeed many Russians live across all of Ukraine, and to see a Russian-plated car is not uncommon. Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the time these people are simply guests in the country who are required to abide by the laws and entitled to live a peaceful life here. On 9 May, a few cretinous orcs decided to douse one Russian resident of the capital with a green antiseptic fluid, mixed with feces. The gentleman in question heads the Kyiv branch of a Russian agency promoting science and culture and had been observing the annual traditions of honouring Soviet war dead at the time the attack happened.
The victim, Konstantin Vorobyov, may or may not have sympathies with Russia’s actions against Ukraine, but that’s not the point. If this handful of young folk are themselves concerned enough about Russia’s actions, the correct place for them to vent their anger is alongside the brave men and women on the frontline, not in Kyiv, not through vigilantism, and certainly not through mob force. The recruiting office is open 9-5, Monday through Friday. Want to show you’re big and strong? Go and serve your country properly. Bullying and intimidation are the tactics of cowards.
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 […]