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Why would a Ukrainian police officer speak broken Ukrainian?

In Ukraine, Ukrainian and Russian are both spoken, but neither language is universal. It’s not unreasonable that a Ukrainian police officer’s native tongue might be Russian¹ and his command of ...
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Why would a Ukrainian police officer speak broken Ukrainian?

For the same reason why most Irish police officers do not speak Irish at all. In a lot of cases, current national affiliation and its official language have little to do with what is being actually ...
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Why does "Stalking the Atomic City" use English units?

I wasn’t able to find the particular passage quoted in the question in the Ukrainian original, but I did find this illuminating sentence: Тому і був потрібев надувний човен, і рюкзак під сорок ...
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Can you actually be arrested for public smoking in Ukraine, like this passage implies?

Anti-smoking laws in Ukraine were strengthened in 2012, ahead of a football championship hosted in Ukraine. From Reuters, 24 May 2012: Just an ashtray on the table will cost a Ukrainian restaurant or ...
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Is Markiyan Kamysh at risk of radiation-related illness?

Yes, he is. The author took substantial risks, even going so far as to travel on a boat across the cooling pond by Reactor 4 (which was the reactor that melted down), a trip that the author describes ...
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