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Brit permanently in Ukraine blogging for those with nothing better to read.
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  • Privatising the unprofitable 15 hours ago Over the past week, Rinat Akhmetov, via Ornex which is under the umbrella of his SCM company, acquired the 25% of government shares for sale in Zakhidenergo, Donetskenergo and Kyivenergo – entities in which he previously held shares, and thus the further acquisition comes as no surprise. It is...
  • Odessa Prison - Lessons to be learned? 3 days ago The prisons of Odessa are locations permanently penned into history. For example, Lustdorf Prison in Odessa held the likes of Lev Bronstein, better known the world over as Leonid Trotsky as a result of his early revolutionary inclinations.  It also held Mishka Yaponchik, better known as Mishka Jap...
  • Perceptions and interpretations - The political Autumn, Ukraine 4 days ago With the Verkhovna Rada set to return in September for the final political season of the year, it will bring with it the official unofficial pre-election electioneering that will wearily grind on throughout 2018 without bring to the fore any politician remotely popular for the presidency, nor...
  • A civil service surge - Ukraine 5 days ago The word “surge” when associated with government planning is probably most associated with troop surges in places like Afghanistan – which by extension is often then associated with debatable outcomes. That said there may be a difference between a requirement for a surge for tactical reasons...
  • Rocket Science - Part Deux (Organised Crime) 1 week ago Following on from the last entry relating to rocket science (or not) insofar as Ukrainian supply of RD250 missile engines to North Korea, when it comes to the technical/system parts of the analysis that forms the root of the allegation the blog simply cannot comment upon for it falls far outside...

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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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