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Brit permanently in Ukraine blogging for those with nothing better to read.
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  • A small case of re-nationalisation - Odessa Port 13 hours ago Following along rather nicely from yesterday’s entry in which the State Fiscal Service was rightly castigated for being endemically corrupt and predatory, today saw the SBU raid Odessa Port and seize State property. Why would the SBU, a State agency, enter Odessa Port and seize State assets?...
  • Ukraine's Business Ombudsman - First Quarterly Report 1 day ago This week saw the release of the very first quarterly report of the newly created, independent, Business Ombudsman in Ukraine.  32 pages of very blunt and clear-eyed text.  It is a most welcome, if not unsurprising appraisal of where Ukraine is at, compared to where it has to go, the key...
  • Reflecting upon Ukrainian media policy & Kremlin propaganda 2 days ago Without expanding the issue of free speech and any limitations thereon before it becomes an issue of national security to the European continent (or even beyond), there is perhaps a need to take a look at the issue, and reflect upon it, specifically with regard to Ukraine internally vis a vis the...
  • Mykolaiv police chiefs move to Odessa 3 days ago It appears Giya Lordkipanidze, one time Deputy Interior Minister in Georgia, and now Odessa Oblast Police Chief, will imminently have a new set of department heads for the Oblast and the city. Appointed as Deputy Chief of Police Odessa City, is Alexander Martynov.  Until recently Colonel Martynov...
  • Meanwhile back in Bessarabia..... 4 days ago It has been quite some time since “Bessarabia” was last mentioned here – quite simply because the Potemkin manifestation hasn’t really manifested (outside of a few websites and an extremely small number of people’s imaginations and/or aspirations for 15 minutes of fame). Nevertheless, a...

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15:01 PM February 17, 2014

As probably the only native English speaker in Zaporozhzhye and definitely the only South African it’s interesting to see a Brit blogging. Well done, at least now you’ve got one follower!

09:43 AM March 27, 2014

Actually, you are not the only native English speaker in Zaporozhzhye! ;-) Cheers!

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