Agence France-Presse quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Resident Senior Fellow Anders Aslund on Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Ukraine and the inability of Poroshenko’s government to ease corruption in Ukraine:

Analysts say the main problem rests in the government’s failure to break the hold big business has enjoyed over much of Ukrainian politics for more than 20 years.

“Ukraine has 1,833 state corporations that are a persistent source of corruption,” said Anders Aslund of the US-based Atlantic Council.

“The government has failed to privatise one single enterprise because of deeply ingrained vested interests.”

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