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KYIV BLOG: Rada deputies undermining Ukraine’s investment case yet again with planned reforms to the OVDP local bond market

June 18, 2020

Servant of the People lawmaker Oleksandr Dubinsky submitted a document to the Verkhovna Rada’s Finance Committee on the National Bank of Ukraine and local bond market that will undermine confidence and do more damage to Ukraine's investment case

KYIV BLOG: IMF to Ukraine: here is the money but we don't trust you

June 14, 2020

The new International Monetary Fund (IMF) Standby agreement (SBA) that was finalised on June 9 comes with some very specific strings attached. Ukraine’s government has a terrible track record of sticking to its commitments

KYIV BLOG: Has Zelenskiy broken with Kolomoisky?

June 2, 2020

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has recently made several bold moves that directly run against the interests of his mentor and sponsor oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky

KYIV BLOG: Ukraine battered by the winds of crisis, but still standing on its feet

May 26, 2020

As one of the poorest countries in the region that is in a very weak macroeconomic position, Ukraine is one of the most vulnerable to the series of external shocks delivered in the last two months.

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy’s honeymoon is over as his first year in office comes to an end

April 16, 2020

A year after his landslide election victory Zelenskiy’s popularity has been reduced but he still retains more support than any other senior politician, although the decisions he is making now will undermine his position