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The State of Kyiv: 30 March 2020

Hello and welcome to another weekly dispatch of cool and uncool news from Kyiv! The quarantine in Ukraine has been extended to April 24. Public transport is only available to key workers who are given special passes. Street food and coffee takeaways have also been...

The State of Kyiv: 23 March 2020

Hello, and welcome to your weekly digest of cool and uncool happenings in Kyiv. Cool things: Ukrainian teachers Natalya Hladkykh and Oleksandr Zhuk are on the Global Teacher Prize 2020’s list of 50 best teachers in the world. Ukraine has toughened up its measures...

The State of Kyiv: 16 March 2020

Hello from a quarantined Kyiv, We promise this newsletter is not just about the coronavirus but we thought it was important to reinforce the vital information first before we move on to the more fun part. Ukraine has had 3 coronavirus cases (including one that led to...

The State of Kyiv: 9 March 2020

Hello, Kyiv fans, We’re already nine days into spring and the weather here has been very much spring-like, too. Keep reading to see which cool and uncool things grabbed our attention this past week. Cool: Olga Kharlan, a Ukrainian sabre fencer, inspired the new Barbie...

The State of Kyiv: 2 March 2020

Hello there, If you haven’t followed the news from Kyiv and Ukraine this past week, you’re at the right place. Here’s what’s been cool and not cool:Cool: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that conducts the criminal investigation regarding the 2014 MH17 downing has...