Tag Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine | Ukraine’s Top Bank Lent Owner’s Lieutenants $1 Billion Before Nationalization

by Graham Stack

Between mid-2015 and mid-2016, Privatbank, the largest bank in Ukraine, handed out over US$ 1 billion in loans to firms owned by seven top managers and two subordinates of its owner at the time, Ihor Kolomoisky, according to a copy of its 2016 loan book reviewed by a reporter for OCCRP. Subsequently, in December 2016, the bank was nationalized after the government found that it was severely undercapitalized, threatening the country’s financial system.

Poland | Polish Left Are Interested How Russians Live In Ukraine

On April 20, 2017, an international round table was held in Warsaw on the theme: “Ukraine – Three Years After Maidan. PATHOS OF DESTRUCTION.” Public event was organized by various Polish left activists. It brought together scientists, human rights activists, political and trade union leaders of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Syria. The round table attracted interest of representatives of Polish scientific and political circles who made up the audience of the event and who actively participated in the discussion of all submitted papers. They were interested not only in ordinary life in the country of victorious coup d’état but were also occupied with problems of language minorities. Polish public opinion knows very well how ethnic Poles live in Ukraine, so they invited guests who can describe situation with Russians and Trancarpathian minorities.

Poland | Unidentified thugs provoked crisis in Polish-Ukrainian relations

On the night of March 29, unknown persons fired from the grenade launcher a Polish consulate in the city of Lutsk in the west of Ukraine. The shelling caused a harsh reaction from Polish officials. The Consul of the Republic of Poland in Lutsk, Krzysztof Sawicki, stated that the night attack on the consulate building was a terrorist act.

Canada | Bitter Harvest: Ukrainian nationalist fantasy as film

By Jason Melanovski
18 March 2017

Directed by George Mendeluk; screenplay by Mendeluk and Richard Bachynsky Hoover

The Canadian-produced historical drama Bitter Harvest premiered February 24 in the United States, primarily showing in “art theaters” and in areas of the country with a large Ukrainian population.

Austria | Bis zu 3.000 Nato-Soldaten sollen in der Ukraine üben

Russland protestiert gegen Manöver des westlichen Bündnisses in Nachbarland

Kiew – Die Ukraine hat angesichts des Krieges mit prorussischen Separatisten erneut Nato-Soldaten zu Militärübungen zugelassen. Bis zu 3.000 Soldaten des westlichen Bündnisses können 2017 mit Militärtechnik an Manövern teilnehmen, wie das Parlament in Kiew am Donnerstag mit knapper Mehrheit entschied.