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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In times of political battles information provocations are used a lot more. This is how we can call the unreliable information which has been actively disseminated by Ukrainian oppositional mass media about an allegedly secret decision of the Russian business to leave Ukraine. The very essence of data submission was implying that this information was… » read more

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Revolution in Ukraine provoked by foreign agents created specific problems for the economy of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. But this does not mean that Ukraine is on the verge of destruction. On the contrary, it is likely the project of foreign special services regarding the insurrection in Ukraine has tumbled, and the Ukrainian opposition… » read more

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Over the last five years Ukraine’s leadership has been constantly conducting negotiations with the IMF, and this process hasn’t stopped. In many respects exactly the problem with the IMF credit became the main reason of the pause which Ukraine had to take in question of signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. In the… » read more

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Ukraine now can easily sign the Association Agreement with the EU. If there are no technical objections on the part of the EU, Ukraine can sign the Association agreement as soon as in February-March 2014 and begin its way towards European integration. The main reason, having made Ukraine take a break in the Association agreement… » read more

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Unfortunately, some politicians from the EU countries, having come to Ukraine, as guests, have begun to call on Ukrainians for illegal actions and to overthrow the legitimate authorities along with the irresponsible politicians from the opposition. It is difficult to understand how it refers to European democracy when famous European politicians support extremists, who have… » read more

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The specifics of the local currency market in Ukraine is that the population has approximately 87 billion of cash currency in their hands, as a rule, – US dollars. That is why, unlike the people in the EU countries, the topic of the currency exchange rate of the dollar to the hryvnia is very urgent… » read more

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As the date for the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU is approaching, the hysterics of the Russian mass media begins to grow. It has come to the fact that Russia now accuses the EU of exerting pressure on it with the purpose of forcing Russia to stop intimidating Ukraine with… » read more

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Unfortunately, the failure of the “chocolate war” with Ukraine taught Russia nothing. Now it started a new round of “military operations”: it put forward claims to execution of cargo which crosses the border of Russia by trucks. Although the management of the customs service of Russia is trying to explain the problems on border with… » read more

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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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