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Brit permanently in Ukraine blogging for those with nothing better to read.
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  • Casus Belli in Slavyansk? 21 hours 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...
  • Political energy well spent in the soft power media war? Undoubtedly 1 day ago A somewhat  deliberately un-academic yet slightly academic entry today. It relates to why there is still so much political and diplomatic energy being spent refuting each and every  Kremlin statement about Ukraine – even after Mr Putin himself has eventually and publicly admitted that those...
  • In the crosshairs - Odessa 2 days ago There has been much speculation, rumour and conjecture within the media and amongst academic/think tank circles as to the extent of the Kremlin appetite with regard to Ukraine – naturally.  What is happening now on the continent of Europe has become very much a rarity thankfully – and yet not...
  • A Unity Referendum - What could go wrong? 3 days ago Early this month during one of those evening sessions when I have been asked to meet diplomats from sovereign missions passing through Odessa so they can empty my head of my thoughts, impression, predictions etc regarding the city and beyond in relation to the current and rapidly unfolding and...
  • And what of the Transnistrian threat? 4 days ago There is much said in the international media about the quasi-autonomous region of Transnistria that sits within Moldova.  Parallels of a Crimea-esque annexation by The Kremlin are not difficult to find even in the most informed journals and highbrow media. It is though, quite different in many...

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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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