Imagine a country with Russian politics and Greek economics, and you might have something close to the current state of Ukraine. In the heart of its capital, Kyiv, a 21st-century soccer stadium sits empty and chillingly distant from the teeming streets. Home to Euro 2012, the stadium is a stark reminder of all that the highly indebted people of Ukraine can ill afford. Farther afield, a gargantuan new airport terminal is equally ignored, bypassed by airlines that refuse its usurious fees.
The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/kyivpost/.
The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow.
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