Ukraine Latest

09/05/12 -- There are plenty of stories around of it being too hot and dry in Ukraine and of crop damage potential there, so I thought I'd check out what my old mucker and man on the ground over there Mike Lee has to say about it.

Handily enough he's just posted something on his excellent blog here:

"April finishes with rainfall and temperatures above average and above this time last year. May has started very warm with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high twenties. Occasional showers are continuing to water thirsty crops but not so much as to disrupt spring plantings. In summary: marvelous weather, the question is how long will it last?"

Doesn't exactly sound like a crisis just yet then.