West Will Not Arm Ukraine With Lethal Weapons

So the West will not arm Ukraine with lethal weapons, and I personally think this is a bad investment for security in the region.  Don’t worry, contemporary Ukraine and its friends will find a way to arm itself. The West has been anally hesitant on helping Ukraine to defend itself against a clearly aggressive neighbour…

Майте совість – думаєте про батьків – та дітей

Скажіть мені менти – хто у Вас немає МАТІР яка за тобою переживає? Хто із вас – Правоохоронців пам’ятаєте яку присягу ВИ брали? Скажіть – чи Ви Правоохоронці вірите у Бога? Як так! Чому Ви служите кримінальні банді Януковича? Чи не пора розуміти хто праві? Як ваші батьки виховали? Та як хочете що ваші діти…

Clockwork punk – played with heart and soul

What happens when you put together two men in their mid-forties, one of them Leeds, the other from Montreal (NDG actually), a girl from Kyiv, and a third guy who is just more than half a century old? I myself wasn’t too certain myself until Saturday September 27, when I went out to O’Brien’s Irish…

Another birthday of those close to the top

A couple of nights ago I dropped by The Drum nestled in the courtyard behind 4 Prorizna Street just off of Khreschatyk in Kyiv’s downtown core. I found the usual suspects there, but primarily journalists from the FT, BBC and Bloomberg(Warsaw) as well as Euan MacDonald… of Speeding Lisa and co-owner of The Drum. Euan…

A little bit more about me

Well it isn’t every day that we get interviewed either for one thing or another, but having been here in Ukraine for some time I have become a certain figure in certain circles. A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from a friend who mentioned that she knew someone who had heard…

Kyiv Salsa Kings make a shift

A while back I mentioned some different bands in Kyiv that are not necessarily Ukrainian, one of these bands, the Kyiv Salsa Kings are making a shift. This morning I heard it directly from Canadian band member Karolina Patocki. The band has officially changed its name to DisLOCAdos. The name really says it all. A…

Some other music, but not necessarily Ukrainian

As usual I try to head to the Canadian Embassy in Kyiv every second week to do a little networking and socialize. This past Friday I saw a few familiar faces that I was not expecting to see at the Embassy and it was a pleasant surprise, when Blair Sheridan, a fellow former Montreal walked…

An Orange Present During a Blue (R)evolution

A few days ago after a very long wait I receive a book from an Australian photographer friend of mine that is to be delivered to Viktor Yushchenko. The book is entitled A Portrait of a Revolution and its author Bohdan Warchomij has done an excellent job in capture that moments of history that has…