Labneh, haloumi, caciotta with mint, kachokavallo, mahan… These are just some of the exotic names of products made at the Kozatske Podviria or Kozak Yard Farm in Donetsk.
Lidia Khyla is a new entrepreneur from Melitopol whose story started out rather glumly, but not unusually. After 19 years at the local Technical Inventory Bureau, a housing agency, she was laid off during staff cuts.
Four years ago, some 700,000 hectares of territory in Ukraine had been mined. According to the UN, the Donbas war zone is one of the most mined areas in the world.
The challenges of efficient energy use are presented at various levels, from energy consumption in an office to technological equipment of gas and pipeline companies.
“Prolisok.” The name means “snowdrop”, the first spring flower to appear after a long winter. Prolisok Farmhouse founder Neonila Stadnik chuckles when she recalls how her company came to be named after the plant: “My son suggested it when he was ten years old,” she reminisces. “For us, it symbolized strength and resilience in a difficult environment.”