Vinnytsya Water: Every Sip Calls for your Courage

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Water from the tap in the Ukrainian town of Vinnytsya smells badly, it tastes badly, citizens don’t like it. But according to the waterworks the drinking water complies to all state norms, and the chief sanitary doctor Iryna Odnostalko sees no problems here: ‘If you drink the water from the tap, trust me, it will ... Read More »

Kicked out of Office – But not of His Official Flat

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High ranking Ukrainian officials who were lustrated for their connections to the corrupt government of president Viktor Yanukovych have managed to stay in flats, they got because of their job.
This is just one result of a new investigation of free housing for public servants I the city of Lutsk done by the Rivne Agency for ... Read More »

Lutsk: A very special post office

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In the small Ukrainian town of Lutsk there is a very special service in the building of the Ukrainian mail Ukrposhta: The former canteen for the staff is now a café founded and managed by a former head of a control unit of Ukrposhta.
In the article ‘A Million and a Café to Top it: How ... Read More »

Masters of the busses

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The reporter Roman Martyn was investigating public transport in the Ukrainian city of Rivne and found a web of contradicting explanations, decisions, orders, court decisions and budgets.
It seems that city authorities are systematically misleading the public and the bus owners. Martyn’s first article – Public Bus Slavery – was published in Rivne Reporter June 15th 2011.
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Patients Forced to Give “Voluntarily”

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Next to the main entrance of a regional center for medical diagnostics and treatment in the Ukrainian town Rivne you will find a “Bankomat” – a cash dispenser. This is no coincidence: All patients are asked to give a contribution to the charity of the hospital. In cash.
Last year the medical center this way managed ... Read More »

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