Ukraine in the international media

AMERICAN INTEREST: Zelensky Walks the Knife’s Edge

The deck may be stacked against the Ukrainian President’s peace-through-negotiation approach, but it is not so thoroughly stacked that failure is a foregone conclusion

Thursday, 23 January 2020 22:34

GUARDIAN: 'Mother Nature recovers amazingly fast': reviving Ukraine's rich wetlands

In the Danube delta, removing dams and bringing back native species have restored ecosystems

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 20:45

THE NEW YORKER: Prom Pictures of Ukrainian Teens on the Verge of an Uncertain Adulthood

“Ukraine is at a point where young people are trying to build the world they want to live in, but they are limited by economic instability and an unending war caused by an aggressive neighbor.”

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 23:37

BLOOMBERG: World’s Best-Performing Currency Cools Ukrainians’ Lust to Leave

The Ukrainian hryvnia has gained more against the US dollar than any other national currency during 2019

Friday, 20 December 2019 17:09

REUTERS: Ukraine adviser: excluding foreigners from buying land will hurt growth

Ukraine’s chief economic adviser has told Reuters the government’s decision not to let foreigners take advantage once a ban on selling farmland is lifted next year will slow investment, help local oligarchs and hurt growth

Friday, 15 November 2019 14:55

TIMES OF ISRAEL: What do the USA, Israel and Ukraine have in common?

The estimated Israeli investment into running engineering departments in Ukraine reached over USD 40 million in 2018

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 13:12

ATLANTIC COUNCIL: Kyiv not Kiev: Why spelling matters in Ukraine’s quest for an independent identity

Ukraine is finally winning the long-running “Kyiv vs Kiev” debate after a series of global media heavyweights including the Washington Post, Associated Press, and BBC all adopted the Ukrainian-language “Kyiv” spelling for the nation’s...

Thursday, 24 October 2019 20:55

BBC: Who really owns borsch?

To the average person, Russians broadcasting about borsch may seem obvious and innocuous, but not so for Ukrainians, who consider the soup to be their national dish

Friday, 18 October 2019 00:05

THE DIPLOMAT: Why China is Setting its Sights on Ukraine

Beijing’s bid for geopolitical influence in Kyiv is increasing as China strengthens ties with Ukraine

Sunday, 06 October 2019 16:22

AL JAZEERA: Why plans for a Carpathian ski resort in Ukraine anger activists

Prospect of 'East European Alps' excites president, but developing Svydovets massif into ski resort may harm ecosystem

Monday, 30 September 2019 23:35

THE KOREA TIMES: POSCO International opens grain terminal in Ukraine

POSCO International CEO Kim Young-sang: The partnership with Ukraine, which is world's leading grain market, will help Korea to improve its food security

Sunday, 29 September 2019 02:27

FORBES: Meet the Ukrainian Start-Up turning coffee into eyewear

Green-conscious industries have already used coffee waste to produce furniture, cups, printing ink, and biofuel, but Ukrainian Havrylenko is unique in using it to make sunglasses

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 21:51

BLOOMBERG: As Europe Struggles, Ukraine’s Economy Heads for an Upswing

President Zelenskyy's ambitious plans highlight where the previous Ukrainian government fell short: judicial reform, privatization and loosening rules on owning farmland

Thursday, 15 August 2019 15:44

BBC: Chernobyl vodka: First consumer product made in exclusion zone

With only one bottle produced so far, it will be a while before Atomik martinis are available - but Prof Smith and the team hope to produce 500 bottles this year, selling it initially to the increasing number of tourists who now visit the...

Friday, 09 August 2019 12:01

BLOOMBERG: Ukraine Turns to Blueprint That Transformed Ex-Communist Europe

Control of the legislature allow President Zelenskyy's party to pursue market-based economic policies that the likes of Poland and Hungary introduced two decades ago, even as those nations now seek more state sway

Monday, 05 August 2019 14:25

THE ATLANTIC: They Cheered Russian Rule. Now Some Have Buyer’s Remorse

Although investment from Moscow soared in Russian-occupied Crimea, prices are high, goods expensive, and tourists scarce

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:58

WASHINGTON POST: At a Ukrainian aircraft engine factory, China’s military finds a cash-hungry partner

China seizes opportunities in Ukraine as European and American investors continue to hesitate

Thursday, 23 May 2019 23:46

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Soviet housing was famously drab. This Ukraine complex is all about color

Ukrainian residential real estate complex offers a colorful contrast to the endless monotony of Soviet-era apartment blocks 

Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:01

VOGUE: Meet Alyona Alyona, Ukraine’s Most Unlikely Rap Star

Where female rappers are either hypersexualized or take on prototypically masculine tropes in the West, Savranenko does not subscribe to any specific aesthetic in Ukraine’s relatively new space

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 21:07

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech

As hybrid war with Putin's Russia enters its sixth year, a new project aims to teach young Ukrainians how to identify deliberate disinformation

Saturday, 23 March 2019 12:36

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