The Sunday Show: Year in Review, Canadian Weapons, Music Videos, Cyber Security
17 December, 2017

✅ Political Year in Review

There’s hardly ever a slow day in Ukrainian politics. But even by Ukrainian standards, 2017 was saturated with reform efforts, corruption, international diplomacy, and, of course, Mikheil Saakashvili. Hromadske speaks with journalist Gulliver Cragg to break down the big stories of the year.

Gulliver Cragg

Correspondent, France 24

Kateryna Smagliy

Director, Kennan Institute in Ukraine

✅ The Donbas Village Where No One Returned

For over two years, the residents of Shyrokyne, a village in Ukraine’s Donbas region have lived in evacuation. But unlike residents of other Donbas villages, they have never returned. Hromadske spoke with two elderly evacuees who want to return to their hometown.

✅ Ukraine’s Year in Economy

General consensus holds that Ukraine’s economy is improving, albeit not drastically. But how did it change in 2017? And what can we expect in 2018? We take a look at the key events that have shaped Ukraine’s economy this year.

Alexander Paraschiy

Head of Research, Concorde Capital

✅ Will Canada Arm Ukraine?

On December 13, the Canadian government added Ukraine to its Automatic Firearms Country Control List. The order, which came into force the same day, will now allow Canadian weapon manufacturers to apply for the right to export guns to Ukraine. Several weeks prior to the decision, Hromadske spoke with James Bezan, the Canadian Conservative Shadow Minister for National Defense.   

James Bezan

Canadian Conservative Shadow Minister for National Defense   

✅ Ukraine: The New Ad & Music Video Hotspot

More and more music videos are being shot in Ukraine. From French rapper OrelSan to British bands Years & Years and Nothing But Thieves to legendary British rock band Pink Floyd. What attracts foreign directors to Ukraine? Hromadske spoke to foreign directors to find out.

Nata Kit

Film director

✅ Kaspersky Lab Cooperates With Russia’s FSB

A recent document leak has revealed the extent of the Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab’s cooperation with Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The FSB even carried out a joint special operation against cyber criminals with Kaspersky. But what does this mean for Kaspersky’s 400 million users around the world?

Andrei Soldatov