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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Ukrainian capital.

China promises more investment at Central Asia summit

January 26, 2022

Xi Jinping said trade has grown 25-fold over the last two decades.

KYIV BLOG: Don't believe the hype

November 17, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson caused a stir on November 15, saying that Europe has to choose between buying Russian hydrocarbons or backing Ukraine. But as Ukraine reports there are no troops, these comments are more about hype than threat.

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy goes to Washington but comes back with little of what he wanted

September 3, 2021

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy finally had his first face-to-face meeting with his American counterpart Joe Biden on Wednesday, September 1. The talks went on for two hours, instead of the scheduled one and covered a long shopping list of wishes.

KYIV BLOG: Ukraine in May

May 30, 2021

Ukraine’s economy is recovering nicely and looks forward to strong growth in 2021, but a number of uncertainties remain.

KYIV BLOG: Blinken in Kyiv

May 8, 2021

So as expected, there were no real newsmakers from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Kyiv yesterday where he expressed “strong support” for Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty.