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KYIV BLOG: Ukraine is a captured state

November 28, 2019

The assault by paid-for protesters on the National Bank of Ukraine this week is more than worrying. It highlights the fact that Ukraine is a state that has been captured by the oligarchs.

KYIV BLOG: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is stuck between a rock and a hard place

October 29, 2019

The entire Zelenskiy administration gathered in the Black Sea port town of Mariupol on October 29 for a summit to sell international investors on their plans to transform the country. It was a hard sell.

KYIV BLOG: What’s to be done about those who are to blame in Ukraine?

September 19, 2019

Attention has been dramatically refocused from the high hopes from Zelenskiy’s radically anti-corruption and reformist legislative agenda to a single question: what is his relationship with his oligarchic backer Ihor Kolomoisky?

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy's honeymoon with foreign investors is over as NBU ex-governor Gontareva's dacha burns

September 17, 2019

The arson attack is the latest in a string of attacks on the former central banker, her family and the bank she nationalised, PrivatBank.

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy's party won control of parliament, but now he has to control his party

August 12, 2019

Servant of the People won a landslide victory in July's parliamentary elections. The question remains can Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy actually control his own party?