Double Trouble: A Trump Surprise, and IMF Lending on Hold


The Ukrainian authorities, like the rest of the world, were caught by surprise by the election of Donald Trump. 

The Poroshenko administration had never approached the Trump camp before the election, believing that Hillary Clinton would be the victor. Now Poroshenko needs to not only build relations with the new U.S. administration, but also to persuade Ukrainians that the apparently Russia-friendly president-elect is not the utter disaster he and the Ukrainian media have suggested.

More about recent tendencies you can read in our new report “Double Trouble: A Trump Surprise, and IMF Lending on Hold”.

The full report could be obtained through subscription at Global Source (  Trial access is available.


December 7, 2016