Stop with the pills and kvetching, already. There’s an effective way to good-bye depression: soup. I don’t do restaurant reviews, because I rarely eat in them. But Чичико has the best Харчо in Kyiv. So far.
The wine is a little pricey. The service is excellent. The waiters are not great at taking pictures. I drank a bottle of something very expensive.
Presented for your amusement, on the eve of the colossal non-event that is Z’s pep talk. And why not, while we’re at it: another reject. Many 50-year old men in Kyiv running the military medical draft gauntlet, proving that one or more organs is no longer function properly. Welcome to Ukraine’s middle-aged draft.
We read the AP exclusive report featuring the interview with Z1 so you don’t have to.
What recent shake-up? The sacking of Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov and Deputy Defense Minister Denys Sharapov (former business partner of head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak) in September after substantiated reports of UAH-billion corruption scandals? The pre-trial arrest and sacking last week of Brigadier General Yuriy Shchyhol, head of the State Special Communications Service of Ukraine, on bribery charges? (btw, the “post-Soviet institution rife with corruption” label in AP’s write-up is very, very last century. James Jordon is obvi a stranger to Ukraine.)
That Z is/was/will be ready to hold elections is irrelevent. The Constitution says he cis not allowed hold elections during martial law (and he can’t change the Constitution during martial law). Ukraine’s civil society explain here.
The decision on Friday to prevent Poroshenko fom leaving Ukraine to attend meetings in the United States and Europe reminds me of one more own goal. Z’s doucherocket Serhiy Leshchenko gives a ridiculous, self-destructive explaination below.
On the Belarus jacket, enjoyed Nexta’s weekly wrap-up, Пробел!