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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Is Zelenskyy preparing for a thaw in Russia-Ukraine ties?

The appointment of Andriy Yermak as President Zelenskyy’s new chief of staff has sparked debate over Yermak’s ties to Moscow and links to pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians. Is Zelenskyy preparing for a thaw in ties with the Kremlin?

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Ten steps to boost Ukraine’s economic growth in 2020

Ukraine has achieved macroeconomic stability. It is now time to demonstrate accelerated growth. This can only be achieved by boosting Foreign Direct Investment. Andy Hunder outlines 10 steps towards achieve this goal.

UkraineAlert by Andy Hunder

Economy & Business Ukraine

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Why Azov should not be designated a foreign terrorist organization

The authors of a recent New York Times op-ed produce no clear proof of ongoing links between American right-wing terrorists and a unit within Ukraine’s Interior Ministry.

UkraineAlert by Anton Shekhovtsov

Civil Society Conflict

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Russia loses leverage as Ukrainian exports go global

Russia was once Ukraine’s all-dominant trading partner but six years of undeclared war between the two countries has dramatically reduced bilateral trade while forcing Ukrainian exporters to broaden their horizons.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Russia Trade

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

The case for high state salaries in Europe’s poorest country

As the top manager of a flagship state-owned Ukrainian company, Ukrposhta CEO Igor Smelyansky has been publicly vilified for his high salary – but he argues that competitive incomes are the only way to beat institutionalized corruption.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Populism

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