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Photo: British Ukrainian Society (c) 2007

The British Ukrainian Society Chairman Richard Spring MP gave a public lecture to students at the prestigious Kyiv Mohyla Academy

05 October 2007

The British Ukrainian Society Chairman Richard Spring MP gave a public lecture to students at the prestigious Kyiv Mohyla Academy on the 5th October which sparked an enthusiastic debate on Ukraine’s role in Europe.

One student questioned whether Ukraine was “cursed” by its geography – which Richard quickly contradicted: “No, you are blessed. Unlike the UK which has no natural resources left, and where British people have learned to live by their wits alone, Ukraine has wonderful resources, mountains, rich agricultural prairies, minerals, and the sea – and excellent universities and educational opportunities.”

The Society will be organising more university lectures in future with speakers from different walks of life, including politics, law, journalism, and economics.