Ukraine’s newly appointed Economy Minister hit the ground running. “We just had no choice,” Pavlo Sheremeta told New Europe in a phone interview on 19 March. “We have to cut the budget expenses for sure because we cannot live with these budget expenses. We have to bring the resources in and, of course, these loans will have strings attached, which is normal and natural, so we will have to deliver on these, too,” he said, referring to international loans needed to help stabilise Ukraine’s falteri...

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