A Call Out to President Poroshenko – Your Inaugural Address

Dear Mr. President Poroshenko, As a Canadian of Ukrainian heritage and someone who has dedicated at least all of my adult life to Ukrainian issues including working on democracy development during my nearly ten years living in Ukraine, I would like to congratulate you on your election on May 25, 2013 and upon your inaugural…

Justice? It’s been stricken from the Ukrainian vocabulary

Life gets in the way sometimes, but RRS feeds keep me abreast of the happenings of a land like no other, and that land is known as Ukraine. If you haven’t heard of the place by now, maybe its time check out the CIA World Fact Book or Wikipedia; though regardless of what you read…

Euro-2012: They shoot horses, don’t they?

When we hear about all the grotesque things going on in Ukraine, most of us are thinking about politics on a human level, but unfortunately there is an element that is permeating Ukrainian society that may get some individuals even more appalled then they would about the country’s politics . While it is clear to…

A vindictive form of justice

The lack of an independent judiciary in Ukraine prevents it from becoming part of the civilized world, undermines the principles of Ukraine’s Constitution, and the most basic rights and freedoms which it is supposed to guarantee. The lawlessness of the current regime is nothing more than a vendetta against those who were trying to bring…

The Pillaging of Ukraine

I wonder when the pillaging of Ukraine will stop. Recently while walking along Kyiv’s streets I have seen posters for Yosef Kobzon‘s anniversary concert in Kyiv. I am seeing this guy’s ugly mug everywhere, and I can’t believe that in Donetsk they even put up a statue to the guy, who heads one of the…

Another digression… Rule of Brute Force

Once again I digress, as there is just no other thing to do when the situation in Ukraine is as it is. To say the least things are a little tense. For the most part the taxi drivers I talk to in this city and there are plenty of them are usually a pretty good…

The Devolution of Ukrainian culture beyond its borders

Recently on a business trip to Madrid to examine the state of the Ukrainian community and examining the Spanish market for a number of different projects there were a few things that shed light on what some of the problems that exist in the Ukrainian cultural sphere. While the weather and the general state of…