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Currency racketeering

Last week, the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, Valeriya Gontareva, told the RADA in a statement, that the NBU simply doesn’t have the foreign currency reserves to meet the demand of the nation’s citizenry – by orders of magnitude. 618 more words

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The Odessa "decentralised" budget

As yet it remains somewhat unclear just what exactly “decentralisation” will mean in Ukraine.  Just how much current centrally held power – and which powers (and associated responsibilities) – will be devolved to the regional administrations/local government is unclear. 576 more words

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Just blame (and threaten) somebody else - Odessa City Hall

The weather in Odessa recently has been somewhat cool and blustery.  Today for example, it is -13 degrees with a chill wind.  Not, it has to be said, anything particularly unusual for this time of year in Odessa.   850 more words

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A move to visible counter-terrorist policing - Odessa

Over the past week several entries relating to counter-terrorism have appear here.  One somewhat academic (but hopefully interesting), another somewhat more pragmatic.  Needless to say there are other older entries stretching back many, many months to when it became clear that it was inevitable matters would slide into ad hoc terrorist activity across Ukraine, far beyond the conflict zone in the east. 355 more words

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An update on Odessa Regional Administration

On 11th November an entry was published relating to the change of Chairman of the Odessa Regional Administration following the resignation of Alexie Goncharenko who took up a seat in the RADA, and the subsequent vote and hidden shenanigans behind it. 137 more words

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Mind the energy gap - Odessa blackouts

In creating a priority “to do” list for the Ukrainian political class, its current leadership and legislative chamber, what would be amongst the items topping the list when there is so much to do? 432 more words

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Dead to rights in Odessa

Somewhat late in the day, due to a desire to see where matters would lead, a local corruption issue where the dead are held to ransom, and the guilty are caught dead to rights. 373 more words

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