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.
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 […]
One of the best things to have happened, for Ukraine, since Donald Trump became President of the United States was the appointment of Ambassador Kurt Volker as special envoy to this region with the specific task of trying to bring peace to the Donbas. Volker has been very active and taken a principled approach to […]
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has just revealed their investment plans for Ukraine for the next five years. The bank is already the largest financial investor in the country, with some 14 billion USD at work across as many as 400 projects. Over the next five years, the bank has pledged to invest […]