Friday 22 October 2021
21 October 2021
Ukrainian COVID Hospital Called A 'Horror Show' Amid Payment Controversy
The son of a COVID-19 patient in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv claims he had to pay the equivalent of more than $1,000 for medicines and other services after his father was hospitalized with the virus for 13 days.
13 October 2021
The Babyn Yar Tragedy As Described By The Executioners, Their Accomplices, And Survivors
Yom Kippur, the Jewish high holy day of repentance and atonement, fell on September 29 in 1941. This same day, the execution of more than 33,771 Jews in Nazi-occupied Ukraine began at Babyn Yar. The bloodshed would come to be known as one of the most tragic events in Kyiv’s history.
09 October 2021
'Russians Building On Bones': What Fuels Ukrainian Opposition To Babyn Yar Memorial Complex
Eighty years after the Nazi massacres that left nearly 34,000 Ukrainian Jews dead, Ukraine is still struggling to decide how best to remember the tragedy of Babyn Yar. One private proposal for a memorial center that includes Russian investors has provoked the wrath of some Ukrainians.
14 September 2021
Who Is Aleskandr Franchetti, The Russian Arrested In Prague And Wanted By Kyiv For His Actions In Crimea?
Aleksandr Franchetti, a 48-year-old Russian who has spent years in Prague, was arrested by Czech police at the request of Ukraine, which wants to try him for his alleged role in Russia's seizure of Crimea in 2014. Who is Franchetti and what was he doing on the Black Sea peninsula in 2014?
12 August 2021
'So Much Grief': Opening Ukraine's Soviet-Era KGB Archives
Since Ukraine opened its Soviet-era KGB archives in 2015, the public has been able to dig into the files and uncover many dark secrets of the past. But for some, the harsh revelations have been too much to handle as they learn that their relatives were secret police informants or agents.
10 August 2021
Power Perks: Ukraine Attempts To Evict Ex-Officials From Government Dachas
Current Time’s Yevhenia Tokar toured a few of the dachas that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy earlier this summer ordered 20 ex-state officials to vacate. One of those officials, ex-Prosecutor-General Svyatoslav Piskun, insists that he should be reimbursed for property repairs he made.
09 August 2021
'I Don't Regret Anything': Belarusian Protesters Reflect On A Year Of Political Conflict
The protests that broke out on August 9-10, 2020 over Belarus' official presidential election results launched the longest period of civil disobedience in the country's history. Current Time spoke with three Belarusians who joined the election protests at their start.
06 August 2021
Where A Big Win At The Olympics Means A Big Cash Prize
Most countries in Current Time's coverage zone tend to pay much more to award gold medal winners than the 2020 Tokyo Olympics' current top medal winner, the United States ($37,500). Though support for national athletics programs may vary, the prestige of an Olympics win remains unchanged since Sovie
03 August 2021
Belarus Sent Hit Squads To Kill Lukashenka Critics, Says Man Who Found Activist's Body In Kyiv
The man who found the body of Belarusian activist Vital Shyshou in a park near his home in Kyiv says that he was briefed by Ukrainian intelligence officials that hit squads had been sent to Ukraine to "liquidate" activists in exile.
02 July 2021
Ukraine's Garbage Becomes Hungary's Problem As It Flows Down The Tisza River
The Tisza River, a major tributary of the Danube, flows from Ukraine into Hungary -- and brings with it thousands of tons of garbage each year. Hungary has urged Ukraine to deal with its trash before it becomes an international issue, but there's no easy solution in sight.