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Brit permanently in Ukraine blogging for those with nothing better to read.
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  • Saakashvili's Khvylya Party begins to take shape? 1 day ago On 18th July an entry appeared regarding the creation of the Khvylya (Wave) Party which had Odessa Governor Saakashvili’s finger prints all over it (even if he is not formally a member thereof). Not much has been written about it since.  In part due to the fact that Governor Saakashvili has had...
  • Old feuds - Odessa Airport 2 days ago In 2011 when “The Family” Yanukovych was taking a tribute from anything and everything it didn’t actually steal, raid or otherwise take control of, Odessa Airport a hitherto publicly owned asset was “privatised”. The City entered into an agreement with “Odessa Airport development”,...
  • An impressive fraud even by the standards of City Hall Odessa 3 days ago Unusually before a reader sallies forth into this entry, your author would recommend reading yesterday’s entry which by pure coincidence is very relevant to this one. Particular attention is drawn to Mr Dubov, his control over Lithuanian company UAB Naster, and the patrons and puppets surrounding...
  • Trickle down culpability - An Odessa case to watch 4 days ago A reader may ponder quite rightly just how many letters Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko receives directly requesting him to do his part in upholding the law. However many he receives, he can now add one more to the list – a letter from Invest Group in Odessa, part of which reads “In view of...
  • Populist political guns aim at Gontareva (and the NBU) 5 days ago With Ukraine no longer being dependent upon the IMF, and with international debts to be serviced more than manageable in 2017, it is perhaps no surprise that the current head of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) is now a legitimate political target when it comes to taking a scalp from the...

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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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