The West cheered the Ukraine up­ris­ing—un­til noth­ing changed

In­ter­na­tional aid groups grow im­pa­tient with the govern­ment “Ukraine is the same klep­toc­racy as it was be­fore”

Bloomberg Businessweek (Asia) - - CONTENTS -

Two years have passed since a pop­u­lar up­ris­ing in Kiev top­pled a Rus­si­abacked regime in Ukraine. The glory of that peo­ple power mo­ment has faded, and Western sup­port­ers are los­ing pa­tience with the govern­ment as cor­rup­tion ham­pers ef­forts to jump­start the econ­omy. The gross do­mes­tic prod­uct of the war-plagued coun­try con­tracted 10.5 per­cent in 2015.

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