Reuters quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Resident Senior Fellow Anders Aslund on Ukraine’s loss of GDP and the need for Western assistance:

Anders Aslund, the most prominent economic expert on Ukraine, has estimated the loss to the country’s GDP over 2014 and 2015 as 16 percent. That number is comprised of 7 percent in lost production in Eastern Ukraine, 6 percent from Russian trade sanctions and 3 percent in lost foreign investment. He has called, repeatedly, for urgent Western assistance.

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