Voices of Ukraine

05.06.2014
Translated by Voices of Ukraine and edited by Alex Howard

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 6.58.14 PMYuriy Biryukov, who goes by Wings Phoenix on Facebook, is a volunteer for the Ukrainian army.  His initiative collects almost 2 million Hryvnias a month, which goes to Ukrainian airborne troops, naval aviation, artillery brigades, the National Guard, the border control troops, and others.

For his April 28 delivery, Yuriy collected tons of food, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, medications, dozens of portable radios, hundreds of sets of body armor for airborne troops, and two hundred helmets. Thousands of people transferred the money. Hundreds of concerned individuals who are drawn in to search for all necessities.

Also, Yuriy is helping the naval aviation brigade to build the modular headquarters for their engineers and technicians. Naval aviation conducts aerial reconnaissance, transports cargo for military sailors, and performs search and rescue operations. To conduct the flights, it’s necessary to provide headquarters…

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Voices of Ukraine

By Svetlana Fokina.
05.06.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine.

Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 10.26.25 PM « Putin Fuck-Off »

A British journalist asked me to translate the word “huylo” into English, give a synonym for it and explain the etymology of the word. I warned him that gentlemen do not talk like that, but he insisted, saying that gentlemen may think like that. [Ed. note: “huylo” is used interchangeably with Putin’s name to explain Ukrainian attitudes towards Putin. It is sometimes spelled « huilo » as well]. This has proven to be no easy task…  It turns out the word is a 2-in-1, since there are two meanings joined together into one word: the well-known word « fuck » and the gender-neutral pronoun “it.”

–Ok, I think I know what you are getting at, says the Brit, intrigued…

–And now at the same time, add the deepest emotional pain, suffering, hatred, contempt and a sense of the irreversible collapse of human dignity and…

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The Etymology of the Word: « Huylo » (as in « Putin Huylo »)

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