KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Alesya Bolot worked for a contemporary arts foundation that converted an abandoned factory into a mecca for young and bright people with daring ideas.
Educated, middle-class people like Bolot, whose arts center was turned into a rebel training camp and prison, represent a big chunk of those who opt for Ukraine-controlled areas, especially the capital — a serious brain drain for Ukraine’s east.
According to the U.N., a total of 94,000 people from eastern Ukraine are now living in Kiev and its suburbs.
Along with the war trauma, he explains, people from the east have to struggle with the …read more
Source: San Francisco Chronicle