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Azov – and now what?

Following on from the last entry and the events occurring in the Sea of Avoz, reader may be pondering why the blog has not written anything more - … [Read More...]

Turning the Sea of Azov into a pond

To the surprise of nobody precisely nobody the long forecast (many months) and high probably events around the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait have … [Read More...]

Holodomor

One of those entries every year when there is no need, and indeed it is perhaps better, to write nothing and allow the atmosphere of a photograph, the … [Read More...]

Not always what they seem

“Attacks on journalists, as well as any manifestations of intolerance and violence, are considered unacceptable. We are waiting for the results of the … [Read More...]

На русском

(Translated) ПАСЕ создает (Крымский) прецедент?

В киберпространстве много рассуждают о том, как же международное сообщество должно реагировать на недавние выборы в Думу, и на участие в них … [читайте больше...]

Оппозиционный блок наступает на западные медиа?

(Translated by Julija) Королевства в Украине, на что здесь расходуются государственные деньги, как много и зачем (покуда Великобритания скоро … [читайте больше...]

(Translated) Коррупция, юрисдикция и европейские общественные деятели

(9/19 - Translated by Julija) Пока в Киеве проходит Давоский форум, и все еще наводится порядок после завершившейся Ялтинской конференции, … [читайте больше...]

Odessa News

“Persistent hierarchical association” – A euphemism for “organised crime”

Currently underway in Odessa is criminal case 420170000000001712 relating to over UAH 4 billion in tax avoidance and money … [More...]

The resurrection of the late and lamented Dmitry Malinovsky

The late and lamented Dmitry Malinovsky has been resurrected - or more accurately found living in a castle he had bought in … [More...]

Deactivating activists – Odessa

When the blog first began a decade or so ago, it fairly regularly decried and lamented the dysfunctional and often distinctly … [More...]

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Around Ukraine

Schisms within Oppo Block (again) – VR election positioning begins

It is oft remarked upon as to why so many "also rans" take part in the presidential … [Read More...]

RIP Kateryna Handziuk

The blog is not noted for its obituaries, nor for its eulogies. 2018 has seen the loss of far too … [Read More...]

Let the regional SBU leadership changes begin?

Changes to the parameters surrounding the scope of the SBU have long been advocated by the blog.  … [Read More...]

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Business in Ukraine

The UA Aero industry takes off?

Following agreements with Turkey over the past few months, it was recently announced that Boeing and Anatov have signed an … [More...]

Dramatic changes ahead for import/export and privatisation within the Ukrainian MIC?

Following the final successful vote on the "On National Security" law of 21st June, among several notable changes in a … [More...]

Getting behind the numbers – Politicians and public tenders

According to Ukrainian anti-corruption NGOs, Ukrainian parliamentarians, their immediate families, or trading entities … [More...]

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International

The resurrection of the late and lamented Dmitry Malinovsky

The late and lamented Dmitry Malinovsky has been resurrected - or more accurately found living in a castle he had bought in … [More...]

A play within a play (or diplomatic gamesmanship) NATO-Ukraine & the SBU

It's been a while since there was a public exhibition of diplomatic gamesmanship between the current Ukrainian leadership and … [More...]

Citizenship – Passports to the EU and beyond

After some consideration, the blog has decided to comment upon the sensitive issue of citizenship - for there are tens of … [More...]

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