An English writer Graham W. Phillips, the author of the book "Ukraine - men, women, sex, murder", in his interview with the project manager supporting sex workers in Kyiv and the Kyiv Region YuliaTsarevska analyzes the reasons for the high level of prostitution in Ukraine.
I meet Yulia at the office of Convictus, a charity which provides help and support to prostitutes, having had to earlier reschedule our appointment from 12pm to 3pm. Yulia informs me this is actually good, as none of her clients were in the office earlier. Initially, being shown into the office and seeing a couple of girls sitting in a standard, basement office room, one eating, the other on a laptop, I’m unsure as to whether they’re non working girls or working girls. Yulia ConvictusLater, it turns out the latter, but before that Yulia and I go to an adjoining room for a chat. Firstly, I ask Yulia why it is Ukraine has such a reputation for prostitutes, to which Yulia responds without hesitation: “FEMEN, their posters and shouting that ‘Ukraine is not a Bordello’ has actually enforced the opposite idea in people’s minds, who are now sure that Ukraine is actually a bordello.”