The global coronavirus pandemic is a daunting challenge for Ukraine, which has been trying to reform its healthcare system. Its civil society, volunteers and private business have stepped up as usual. UkraineWorld looked into how they are uniting their efforts against the spread of COVID-19 and supporting the country’s most vulnerable.
In its fight to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country, the Ukrainian government may sacrifice one of the country’s biggest assets since the Euromaidan Revolution, its culture.
Host Volodymyr Yermolenko (Ukraine World, Internews Ukraine) welcomes to the studio Volodymyr Sheiko, the Ukrainian Institute’s Director-General. They discuss the recent renaissance of the Ukrainian culture, the Ukrainian movie industry, visual arts, and music.
With the first case of COVID-19 reported in the south-western city of Chernivtsi, the Ukrainian government faces a challenge to prevent the virus from spreading and not letting panic take over.
A nationwide survey was conducted by the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation in cooperation with the Razumkov Centre Sociological Service on December 6-11, 2019, in all regions of Ukraine with the exception of the Crimea and the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Panic and protests in the regions of Ukraine due to evacuees from the epicentre of the coronavirus in Wuhan arose because the Ukrainian authorities did not properly explain to Ukrainians that healthy people were being taken to the observation, and keeping a place of observation in a secret was the biggest mistake of the authorities.
The past several years have brought a boom in Kyiv’s restaurant industry. This industry in Ukraine’s capital has been rapidly flourishing with numerous cafés, restaurants, bars emerging in Kyiv downtown and other parts of the city.
February 20, 2014, was the most tragic day of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014, known as “Maidan” or “Euromaidan”. At least 48 people were killed on Instytutska street in downtown Kyiv. UkraineWorld asked prominent Ukrainian journalists, volunteers, and intellectuals if Ukraine stays committed to Maidan values.
Vitalii Rybak, analyst and journalist at Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld, analysed the resurgence of the Ukrainian book industry.
Women’s increasing presence in male-dominated fields has not removed the discrimination and pressure they face in Ukraine.