For Ukraine

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

On a re­cent visit, I found a trou­bling con­trast be­tween ob­jec­tive re­al­ity, which is clearly de­te­ri­o­rat­ing, and the re­formist zeal of the “new” Ukraine. When Pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko and Prime Min­is­ter Arseniy Yat­senyuk co­op­er­ate – usu­ally when­ever some ex­ter­nal fi­nanc­ing is to be ob­tained (the con­di­tions for the IMF-led pro­gram, for ex­am­ple, were met in two days) – they can per­suade the Rada (par­lia­ment) to fol­low their lead.

But such op­por­tu­ni­ties are be­com­ing scarcer. More­over, Poroshenko and Yat­senyuk will be com­peti­tors in lo­cal

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