Posted by Walter on February 03, 2001 at 03:49:01:
In Reply to: A story of a young ukrainian women posted by Valya on February 02, 2001 at 08:52:37:
Yes, the average wage of a working person is only $30 to $40 per month, and more and more people cannot find work and are beginning to starve to death, then comes along a foreigner like me with $200 or more in his pocket. The temptation to take his cash away from him by force is almost too much. I have spent a few months in Cherkassy Ukraine and the situation is getting worse by the month down there. I have heard gun shots at night. Now the power stations are running out of gas because they cannot pay their bills, so the heat is running out and now a very powerful Infuenza epidemic is beginning to spread across Ukraine like a hand of death resulting in school closures even in Kiev. I am going to Ukraine next week to pick up my wife and bring her here to North America, and I plan to spend as little time there in that hell-hole as I can. In the future I plan to be sending money to Ukraine so that my wife's relatives will be able to live without too much hardship.
My advice to anyone thinking of travelling to Ukraine: Don't travel alone, and don't travel at night !
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