How can Ukraine keep qualified workers from leaving country
Ukraine is losing grip of its able-bodied citizens. Everyone seems to be seeking jobs and decent salaries abroad - students and criminals, scholars and entrepreneurs… UNIAN asked labor market experts what Ukraine should to keep hold of its labor power.
Reasons why Ukrainian population shrinks
This year the population of Ukraine has already decreased by 100,000 people, while the figure may double by year-end. UNIAN has polled a number of experts on the trends and reasons for the demographic drop in Ukraine.
Sheikh Said Ismagilov: Terrorists could be of any religion. Like "Russian Orthodox Army" in Donbas... But no one has ever used the term "Orthodox terrorist"
Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine “Ummah” Sheikh Said Ismagilov sat down with UNIAN to speak about Ukrainian Muslims under the occupation, the differences between the Muslims in Western and Central Europe, the global trend of Islamophobia, the Kremlin’s anti-Muslim policy, and why Islam in Russia is controlled by the FSB security service.
Akhtem Seitablaev: If each of us says: "I am Ukraine," everything will begin to change
In an interview with UNIAN, Crimean Tatar actor and film director Akhtem Seitablaev spoke about the need to talk about Crimea as often as possible, especially in the international arena, and explained what Crimea House he is currently heading is all about, also addressing the issue of what it’s like for Crimean residents to live under the occupation.
Wladimir Klitschko: 21 years of great victories
Thursday morning, Ukraine’s greatest boxer Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement. His career will go down in history of boxing and professional sports in general. UNIAN recalls the most significant milestones on the path of the Ukrainian champion.
Awaiting environmental Armageddon
Besides the fact that Ukraine has joined the Paris Climate Agreement and the latest twists and turns regarding Lviv’s waste landfills row, environmental issues in Ukraine have long been back-shelved. Well, they shouldn’t be.
Ex-political prisoner Hennadiy Afanasyev: "Soviet Union was strangled by economic sanctions...The same will be with Russia"
Three years since Russia’s FSB security service invented the term “Crimean terrorists”, UNIAN met with former political prisoner Hennadiy Afanasyev, who had been arrested by Russian-occupation authorities in the annexed Crimea on trumped up charges, about propaganda that turns people into monsters and the knowledge achieved through suffering.
Off the wanted list: What prevents Interpol from searching for Yanukovych and Co
It’s not the first time Interpol loses interest in the search for the fugitive ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage. UNIAN tried to figure out where the problem lies.
In stalkers’ footsteps: Life in Chornobyl zone today
For many, the Chornobyl exclusion zone is plainly associated with the grim computer game "Stalker" or a similar plot of a sci-fi novel by Strugatsky brothers. In fact, things have been getting much better lately. The Zone hosts a number of unique projects the world has not yet seen.
Canadian-born Myron Spolsky: "Many processes which occurred in the early days of independence should have been finished that time, but they are unnecessarily slow."
UNIAN sat down with Myron Spolsky, one of the leaders of the Ukrainian scouting organization Plast, an entrepreneur who once moved from Canada to Ukraine and observed how the Ukrainian state and society have been changing over the years of independence.
U.S citizen Jim Kovpak: [In Ukraine,] they made the law accepting foreigners to the army but they didn’t actually prepare anything to have it implemented.
The American with Ukrainian roots, Jim Kovpak, sat down with UNIAN to talk about his will to join the Ukrainian army, the differences between the Ukrainian and U.S. military, and the problems he faced on the path to achieving his goal in Ukraine.
Provocateurs from Russia: Have "Russian Spring" promoters been punished
The so-called Anti-Maidan rallies which swept across several regions of Ukraine in the spring of 2014 were for the most part organized and headed by the Kremlin agents, with some outright scumbags among them. Perhaps, the most notorious of them was the man with nom de guerre "Motorola," who eventually got blown up in an elevator in Donetsk. UNIAN figured out the fate of his lower profile fellow thugs.
In January 2015, a permit system was introduced for crossing the demarcation line between government-controlled territory and occupied areas of the Ukrainian Donbas. UNIAN reports on the changes at this “border” within the country that have developed over the past two years.
Highs and lows of Ukraine sports in 2016
UNIAN offers its exclusive ranking of the most significant events for the national sports in the past year.
A Farewell to Smoking
Japan is quitting smoking rapidly: for less than two years, 5% of smokers of the "Land of the Rising Sun" gave up smoking cigarettes. UNIAN visited Tokyo to find out why Japanese smokers can get rid of the bad habit smoothly.
Ukraine’s resorts: Three years of old mistakes
Before the New Year holidays, when many Ukrainians will go on vacation to the country’s tourist-friendly - and not so much - regions, our winter resorts should take a look at the results of hospitality of their summer counterparts, not to repeat the same mistakes.
Deputy head of UN OCHA: "Only two or three are entitled to two or three international organizations have a right to work in Luhansk and Donetsk, that is far not enough"
Deputy Head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Nadir Minbashiyev in an interview with UNIAN said what the humanitarian missions are engaged along the demarcation line and in the occupied territories of Ukraine, elaborating on coordination with the local authorities, and explained why the demarcation line is turning into an actual border.
15 years ago, December 5, the first ever all-Ukrainian census (and so far the only one) was carried out. Later on, ignoring the UN recommendations on the need to carry out further recounts every ten years, our country continues to delay the procedure.
Chornobyl NPP. Arch does not cover all problems
The fourth unit of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant has been covered with a new sarcophagus. A 36,000-tonne confinement will ensure 100 years of protection. But experts have warned - this is only the beginning of a big load of efforts to transform the Chornobyl zone, and plenty of challenges still lie ahead.
Day of provocateurs
Today someone recalls how they voted for the Ukrainian independence 25 years ago, someone remembers how three years ago the riot police were slamming on everyone who dared move outside the Presidential Administration, while someone daydreams for some reason to do another take of those events on Bankova.