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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Importing stability: Ukrainian and Polish central banks signed €1billion currency swap deal
    Dec27

    Importing stability: Ukrainian and Polish central banks signed €1billion currency swap deal

    Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) and the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) agreed to establish a zloty/hryvnia currency swap line on Dec. 22. The deal, worth 1 billion euros, has been signed for six months, with the possibility of an extension. The move (of opening the swap line) looks logical for Poland, as supporting the payment […] …read more...

    Ukraine MPs Approve Tit-For-Tat Russian Trade Embargo
    Dec27

    Ukraine MPs Approve Tit-For-Tat Russian Trade Embargo

    Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to give the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia, which said last week that it would suspend a free trade zone with Ukraine from Jan. 1. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered free trade with Ukraine to be suspended in a decree last week which cited “extraordinary […]...

    Abolition of the free trade zone will not significantly affect the trade volumes between Ukraine and Russia
    Dec25

    Abolition of the free trade zone will not significantly affect the trade volumes between Ukraine and Russia

    In the comment to the website Hlavred, Director of Economic Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Vasyl Yurchyshyn spoke about the consequences which the abolition of the free trade zone with Russia would have for Ukraine’s economy. Everything that could happen already had. In fact, the free trade zone was not working for us – since 2006, we...

    Russia, IS and the Future of NATO
    Dec24

    Russia, IS and the Future of NATO

    The years 2014-15 were a watershed for European security. The hope that NATO could enjoy a strategic pause and peace dividend after the end of its operation in Afghanistan has been dashed, as direct threats to the alliance have emerged at the Eastern and Southern flanks. Whether NATO manages to find an effective response to this situation will...

    NATO considers whether potential members can bring more security to the alliance
    Dec24

    NATO considers whether potential members can bring more security to the alliance

    Co-director of Foreign relations and international security programmes at the Razumkov Centre Oleksiy Melnyk appeared on Ukraine Today’s Viewpoint discussing perspectives and obstacles of Ukraine’s membership in NATO. – I would ask you how far is Ukraine on the way to its membership in NATO? Up to now, I think Ukraine is still on the...

    Russian Energy Policies Revisited
    Dec24

    Russian Energy Policies Revisited

    This paper focuses on 1) Russia’s energy policies since the political crises in and around Ukraine, and 2) the significant structural changes that are occurring in the country’s gas, oil and electricity sectors. More specifically, the text’s authors contemplate the future of EU-Russia energy relations and how Russia’s...

    A Dilemma in the Crackdown on Corruption in Ukraine
    Dec24

    A Dilemma in the Crackdown on Corruption in Ukraine

    It is primarily the responsibility of Mr. Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to accelerate their attempts to crack down on corruption. But civil society must also be more pragmatic. It does no good to demand that all corrupt practices be punished at once. Activists from civil society, many of them Western-funded are often part […]...

    U.S. Adds Companies, People to Russia Sanctions List on Ukraine
    Dec24

    U.S. Adds Companies, People to Russia Sanctions List on Ukraine

    By Yuliya Fedorinova (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Treasury Department expanded sanctions related to Russia’s role in the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday, adding 34 companies and people to its list in a move the Kremlin said would damage relations. Fourteen of the individuals and entities are “linked to those that have engaged in serious and sustained...

    Viktor Yanukovych Among Most Corrupt Public Officials
    Dec23

    Viktor Yanukovych Among Most Corrupt Public Officials

    Transparency International has listed Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s ousted president, as among the fifteen most corrupt public officials in the world. Also on the list were Dominican Republic Senator Felix Bautista, Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, FIFA, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and the Foundation of Akhmad...

    US Sanctions over Ukraine Extended to More Persons and Companies
    Dec23

    US Sanctions over Ukraine Extended to More Persons and Companies

    The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on 34 individuals and companies that have been circumventing US and international restrictions. Many of the newly sanctioned persons or entities are associated with, or are subsidiaries, of previously sanctioned persons or entities. Officials said the actions...

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