... fight against international terrorism. I am cautiously optimistic that our relations will improve again in the foreseeable future.
For that to happen, Moscow would have to be ready to implement the Minsk Agreements of 2015 to bring peace to Eastern Ukraine.
Have you read them?
A long time ago.
If you refresh your memory, you will see that Russia is not mentioned in the Agreements at all. It is up to the parties to the conflict – Kiev and Donbass – to fulfil their obligations. It was absolutely ...
... The National Bank no longer publishes reports about the structure of its securities.
What Next: Development on the Horizon or Survival as a Raw Materials Appendage?
The results of 2017 and the development prospects for 2018 indicate that, even though Ukraine economy has overcome its collapse, serious growth should not be expected. Many economists view privatization as a possible extra source of money, but the thing is that the share of state property on the Ukrainian market stands at just 15 per cent, which ...
... financial structures. Ukraine, which has opted for a single-vector pro-Western course, has not yet realized that replicating the positive elements of the EU economic and administrative system is not the same as living according to the European way of life.
Ukraine still needs to develop the innovative sectors of its economy, improve the tax system, alleviate the fiscal burden, simplify administration and develop the agricultural sector through the production and export of processed products. It is also vitally important to work on both the European and Asian markets,...
... new loans and $15-20bn write-offs of previous ones. Such a programme may well help any normal country, but the situation in Ukraine is far from normal.
Before the former government was overthrown and then president Viktor Yanukovych fled for Moscow in ... ... and assaultunder Soviet rule, is alleged to have received a share of each hryvnia (Ukrainian currency) that passed through the economy.
According to western analysts, the overall scale of corruption reached 14% of GDP during the early 2010s, or roughly ...
... by paying on average $700 million per year. It is estimated that
at least 3 bcm of gas produced by Naftogaz
and its subsidiaries do not reach intended customers in the residential/heating sector.
Ukraine's Economy: Where from and Where to?
Mismanagement in the state-owned company is combined with the over-taxation of the private (‘independent’) gas producers. Ukraine’s 'independents' are an important domestic source of natural gas supplies....
... Studies -
. Aslund A., Why is Ukraine so Poor? Op-ed in RBC Daily, Moscow, November 5, 2014.
. World Economic Outlook: Legacies, Clouds, Uncertainties, International Monetary Fund, October 2014. P.188
. How to Stabilise the Economy of Ukraine. Final Report. The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, 2015. P.13
. Ibid. P. 14
. Movchan V., Giucci R., Ryzhenkov M., Ukranian Exports To Russia: Sector and Regional Exposure. Technical Note Series [TN/03/2014], Institute ...
... great power. Not to mention that the Russian people have an interest in eliminating dangerous international situations.
On the economy
Russia is experiencing a difficult economic situation. There are external reasons: the fall in oil prices and the sanctions ... ... And in Russia, Muslims constitute a significant portion of the population - more than 18 million citizens.
On the situation in Ukraine
Can we still speak of Russia's interest in having the southeast remain a part of Ukraine? My answer is yes; I believe ...
... necessary measures and instruments for strengthening economic growth, creating new jobs and improving the competitiveness of the EU economy. The heads of state and government will have to approve the Annual Growth Survey for 2015 and the Report on Prevention ... ... fact that more and more Europeans are choosing to take part in military actions in the Middle East.
As for foreign policy, the Ukraine crisis will take priority. On December 3, 2014, the Commission transferred yet another financial assistance package to ...
The Inevitable Financial and Economic Collapse
The financial and banking sector cannot function properly if the economy is in crisis, the budget is empty and gold and foreign currency reserves dwindle. Moreover, the efforts of the National Bank of Ukraine to stabilize the economy
inspire little if any optimism among experts
. The external funding of 35 billion dollars requested by Kiev could have helped to stabilize the public finances. It would not have averted economic collapse, but could help the government soften ...
[xvi] Ironically, Ukraine has been asked to pay higher prices than their European counterparts. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-03/russia-to-charge-ukraine-more-than-germany-as-gas-discounts-end.html