Ukraine – Global debtor to global leader?


Ukrainian soldiers wait for a rehearsal of the military parade at the Independence Square in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 20 August 2015. The parade will be held in honour of Independence Day of Ukraine on 24 August.

Recent violence has exposed weakness of the Minsk II agreement

Recent weeks have witnessed the most serious violence in Eastern Ukraine in more than six months. Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eleven wounded at the hands of pro-Russian militia, whose artillery bombardment destroyed two tanks and additional heavy equipment in violation of February’s Minsk II deal. But the fact that this deadly skirmish and the prospect of deepening conflict is not the most pressing issue facing Ukraine, tells you all you need to know about the current challenges fac...

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