: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine is losing economic sway over the rebel zones of Donbas


Before the war in Donbas, the separatist regions were subsidized by Ukraine, with about $2.6 billion a year going to pensions and an additional $3.2 billion to coal subsidies. Now, rubles from Russia’s own strained budget are filling that subsidy gap, buying influence along the way, the New York Times newspaper reports.
“When we speak of soft power, Ukraine is just shooting itself in the foot” by losing economic sway over the rebel zones, said Oleksiy Melnyk, Co-director of Foreign Affairs and International Security programmes at the Razumkov Centre. …read more

Source: Razumkov Centre

World press about Ukraine

The category “World Press” is created to observe information about Ukraine in the world media. More information about “World Press” category you can read here

World press category: terms & conditions

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!