Masses of Ukrainians emigrated to Russia and Eastern Europe, especially Poland. To what degree Ukrainians intend to leave their country today? How dynamics change over time? What are regional differences and where do people want to go? Data which Google is collecting might give indications on these issues.
On September 8, regional leaders of Right Sector and Automaidan were arrested in Odessa. A day later Right Sector threatens with another wave of mobilization against the government. Governor Saakashvili says it would be better to unite against oligarchs instead.
Sergey Sternenko, the leader of Right Sector Odessa was arrested earlier today. He is accused of kidnapping a MP.
There is little reason to believe that Ukrainian elites stopped using offshore companies in order to avoid governmental regulation of their assets. The acting president and his partners are no good role models in this respect.
7th Kilometer Market is said to be the biggest market for wholesale and retail products in Europe. It’s located outside the city of Odessa, Ukraine. Traders, customers, market administration and police live by their own laws. This is a short and selective portrait of the market and its inner workings.
Peter Obukhov, MP Odessa Oblast (Petro Poroshenko Bloc) talks about reforms, the armed conflict and geopolitics. Odessa, July 15.
On August 4 2015 the President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko signed the Law on the police in Ukraine. However, it’s been a month since the new police appeared and worked in Kiev. The President Poroshenko, the Minister of MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and another political beau monde didn’t dole out praise first of all …
Local elections in Ukraine will be held on October 25. While side actors make their political infrastructure ready, others have completed the warm up.
Not only Mikheil Saakashvili takes care of the beach area in Odessa. On July 21, Darth Vader (IPU, Internet Party of Ukraine) showed up at the coastline. Local media and this blog were supposed to conduct an interview the Supreme Commander. Kind of fun.
While the military wing of Right Sector (PS, Pravyi Sektor) is holding the line in Eastern Ukraine, they are involved in fighting with local militia (police) in the West – according to information available at this point of time, it’s about cigarettes.