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Financial Times: A letter from Ukraine

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June 23, 2012, 2:08 p.m. |

I was sitting in a restaurant in Kharkiv, Ukraine, chatting to the owner. He was trying to decide which country to move to. His restaurant was doing well, he said. In fact, that was the problem.
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I was sitting in a restaurant in Kharkiv, Ukraine, chatting to the owner. He was trying to decide which country to move to. His restaurant was doing well, he said. In fact, that was the problem.

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AL BALA June 23, 2012, 3:18 p.m.    

Yanukovych’s people have no discernible ideology other than grabbing what they can.

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Victor Gatz June 23, 2012, 9:11 p.m.    

I am citizen of Ukraine and can say that everybody in Ukraine grabs as much as possible. It is very bad.

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paul nicholson June 25, 2012, 4:05 p.m.    

It seems that Ukraine has many good things going for it.

Well educated citizens. Sound Engineering expertise. Good workforce and low wages for new factories to relocate. Coal and Gas reserves to open up. Lovely climate to attract tourism. High quality soil for growing crops. Attractive women.

Shame about the corruption :( Which spoils all the good.

I guess that hings will only change when Ukrainians have had enough of living like that.

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