Kyiv Post quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Resident Senior Fellow Anders Åslund on the significance of Ukraine’s debt deal:

“The resolution of Ukraine’s debt saga looks like a great success for all parties involved,” Anders Aslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, wrote on Aug. 27. “The IMF has changed the rules of the game as it desired. The bondholders will still do well. Ukraine got the necessary debt relief. It has already carried out a major fiscal adjustment and major structural reforms, especially in energy, banking, and pensions.”

“Why should Ukraine pay anything to its aggressor?” the Atlantic Council’s Aslund said. “Ukraine has already raised a number of international law cases against Russia for its illegal annexation of Crimea and its confiscation of state and private property there. An aggressor should pay war reparations, as Iraq was forced to do after it attempted to annex Kuwait in 1990.”

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