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Odessablog's Blog
Brit permanently in Ukraine blogging for those with nothing better to read.
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  • Bad options all round 4 hours ago I have written a lot about the external and internal threats to Ukraine recently – particularly those on the immediate horizon in the run up to, and immediately after, presidential elections of 25th May. The problems any new president will face will be enormous.  Economic, social, political,...
  • Cost/benefits of international monitors 1 day ago Regular readers will recall that just over a week ago I was invited to chat with Christian Caryl of Foreign Policy here in Odessa. Of the notes he took and the quotes he read back to me, much attention was placed on my statement to him that Ukraine should be swarming with international observers,...
  • The dark arts and useful idiots 2 days ago I have written before – elsewhere – about my very first foreign jaunt for Her Majesty in what was then the Federal Republic of Germany.  It was a very long time ago.  The Berlin Wall was still standing robustly, and the Iron Curtain cast a very dark shadow across the European continent....
  • An appeal to readers - Обращение к читателям 3 days ago Though my blogs will continue – I am tempted to try something new. Thus an appeal to all my readers on twitter, Facebook, VK, LinkedIn, RSS subscribers etc. I am looking for bloggers from across Ukraine, or that are written by Ukrainian passport holding citizens outside of Ukraine. Yes that...
  • Casus Belli in Slavyansk? 4 days ago Well it appears that in Slavyansk last night/early hours of this morning an incident has occurred between the pro and anti irregular forces of ideological/political lines.  The incident left dead and injured who favoured The Kremlin orientated/proposed solution.  The attackers allegedly far...

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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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