Will Ukraine Muddle Through or Face Financial Meltdown?

A discussion with: 
Dr. Anders Åslund
Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Moderated by: 
Dr. Andrea Montanino
Director, Global Business and Economics Program
Atlantic Council

The Hon. John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patricu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

The fall of the Ukrainian hryvnia has sparked fears that the Ukrainian economy is on the brink of collapse. Please join the Atlantic Council for an invitation only conference call discussion on the future of Ukraine’s economy on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m, with Dr. Anders Aslund, Dr. Andrea Montanino, and the Hon. Ambassador John Herbst.

On February 12, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) unveiled its $17.5 billion aid package to Ukraine. The four-year IMF deal aims to restore economic stability in the near-term and financial growth in the long-term. The continued fighting in Donbas, despite the Minsk II ceasefire agreement, has caused delays in the economic reform process, which jeopardizes disbursement of the IMF funds in early March. As the exchange rate of Ukrainian hryvnia plummets and foreign currency reserves run dry, Ukraine’s economic future is uncertain.

For decades, Dr. Aslund has been at the forefront of market reforms in Eastern Europe. He will discuss the prospects for Ukrainian default and strategies for urgently needed reform. We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely discussion. 

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