My name is Yulia and I am from Zhitomir, Ukraine. I am currently studying in Germany. My mother tongue is Ukrainian, until the age of 14 I only spoke Ukrainian and the Russian language….. you just pick it up.

What do you think about the current situation in Ukraine?

I am positive! Yanukovich is no longer in power. However, I am very negative about what is going on in Crimea. It all just came out of the blue. I am afraid that people in Crimea will back joining Russia…of course behind close doors, with Russian troops everywhere and all that pressure….looks like another South Ossetia or Abkhazia!

….and the future?

I hope it is just a good starting point for a change. I do not know who is good enough to be the President of Ukraine….the problem is that there are no strong personalities and Tymoschenko is no longer politically strong!