Ukraine’s unhappy anniversary
Today’s Dignity and Freedom Day in Ukraine, marking the third anniversary of the Euromaidan protests, is likely to be a muted affair.
Since the revolution in 2014 ousted President Victor Yanukovych, Ukraine has been dependent on the international community to get back on its feet.
The IMF has stepped in to plug the hole left in the nation’s finances by the ongoing conflict with pro-Russian groups in the Donbass, while last week the EU agreed to implement a visa-free travel scheme with Ukraine as part of an effort to shore up the post-Maidan government in Kiev.
This goodwill has been vital to restoring, …read more