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Brit permanently in Ukraine blogging for those with nothing better to read.
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  • Akhmetov looks (to expand assets in the) West 2 hours ago Rinat Akhmetov and his SCM Group are well known in Ukraine.  He is purportedly the wealthiest of the oligarchs in Ukraine. He owns, or perhaps better stated has significant sway across large sectors of the Ukrainian economy – those spheres of the economy commonly described as “captured”. ...
  • Gazprom, the EU Commission and Ukraine - A speech worthy of note 1 day ago Just over a month ago an entry appeared regarding North Stream II and the issues it presents for Ukraine, the EU, Russia (and the USA). In summary after acknowledging that NSII will become a reality, and simultaneously acknowledging that when it does, even with a southern route (from the many...
  • "The Beeb", Trump and The Bankova (and $400,000) 2 days ago What can you get for $400,000 in Ukrainian politics? According to the BBC, it buys Ukrainian President Poroshenko a meeting with US President Trump – via a little smoke and mirrors involving lawyerly Trump acquaintance Michael Cohen and a NYC Jewish organisation. Questionable ethics and...
  • "They think it's all over......it is now!" Ukraine rolls up organised crime in football 3 days ago The Ministry of Interior, via the Minister’s Facebook page, claimed that the Ukrainian police rolled up an organised crime syndicate involving 5 organised groups involved in match-fixing across the Ukrainian football league. After 2 years of investigation, on the eve of the Champions League Final...
  • NSDC Statement on RIA (and media more broadly) 4 days ago An interesting statement appeared on the NSDC website relating to the recent arrest of a RIA journalist regarding the preparation and dissemination of what Ukraine considers Russian propaganda. The statement reads:  “The journalists of “RIA Novosti Ukraine” prepared news stories to discredit...

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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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