Alexander Okhrimenko

President of the Ukrainian Analytical Center, Ph.D. in Economics, on the economy and business, latest trends and forecasts.

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The issue of Russian gas prices for Ukraine has happened to move over from the economic plane to the political plane. Pursuant to its geopolitical ambitions, Russia does not really want the Association Agreement signature between Ukraine and the EU; although from the economic point of view Ukraine as the EU associated member is more… » read more

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Only strong dismay may explain the flow of negative information and consciously provocative statements of separate representatives of the Russian establishment in terms of Ukraine voiced recently. Not one information attack at Ukraine on the side of Russian mass media has been as massive as this one throughout all the history of Russian-Ukrainian relations. This… » read more

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After the Russian trade war against Ukraine did not yield the desired result, Russia switched to the information war with Ukraine. As a result, over the last period of time a whole range of statements by different Russian politicians about possible crises in Ukraine became noticeable. All those statements are of an exclusively provocative nature.… » read more

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At the moment the total amount of the investments to Ukraine from the EU countries equals to almost USD 43 billions. Considerable investments to Ukraine have been made by businessmen from Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and France. Although it is now clear that this amount of investments is small when taking into consideration Ukraine’s economic… » read more

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Russia’s trade war against Ukraine in August this year finally showed Ukrainian business that Russia is an unreliable partner. For many years Ukrainian businessmen have thought that the misunderstandings in commercial operations with Russia are of a temporary nature. Besides, the old business liaisons of Ukrainian and Russian businessmen created an illusion that Ukraine has… » read more

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