Stories about Ukraine from April, 2012
Ukraine: Netizens Discuss Dnipropetrovsk Bombings
There has been a great deal of speculation about the four bombings that rocked the city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, on Friday. The timing of the blasts is key to most of the popular theories emerging online, as Ukraine is undergoing a very eventful period right now.
Ukraine: Update on Yulia Tymoshenko's Case
Foreign Notes comments on “the latest twists and turns” in ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko's case.
Czech Republic, Ukraine: Migrant Domestic Workers’ Rights
GV Author Tetyana Bohdanova, who blogs at Good Girl Gone Ukrainian, writes about a video created as part of the campaign [cs] for the rights and better treatment of Ukrainian migrant workers in the Czech Republic. The video [cs] shows a Czech teenager yelling at the Ukrainian cleaning lady who...
Ukraine: Lukyanivska Prison – “Where People Are Kept Like Animals”
On April 2, the Ukrainian TV channel TVi aired Kostiantyn Usov's documentary about living conditions and treatment of inmates at Kyiv's Lukyanivska prison, as well as widespread corruption among the facility's staff. Many of those who have already watched Usov's documentary were shocked by what they saw, to say the least.
Russia, Ukraine: “Obligatory Media Post-Mortems”
Natalia Antonova's texts in the Moscow News, on the “disappearance” and death of 9-month-old Anya Shkaptsova and on other recent deaths of children in Bryansk, Russia, and a text in the Guardian's Comment is Free on the rape and murder of Oksana Makar in Mykolayiv, Ukraine. And a note on...