This is a source of great pride to all of us working here. It is also a source of inspiration amid the daily grind of keeping an independent and professional press alive in Ukraine – a condition we believe to be necessary for the country’s freedom and prosperity.
Recent years have not been easy. A devastating financial crisis rocked the country, while the media industry suffered its own crisis, making earlier business models obsolete. It is no secret that since 2009 the paper survived on the subsidies of Kyiv Post publisher Mohammad Zahoor. As of the beginning of the year, however, this subsidy has been cut.
But just as Ukraine could enter a new era with the signature of an association and free-trade agreement in Vilnius this November, the Kyiv Post is turning a new page. In September, the paper broke even for the third month in four years.