Results for 2017 were mixed. Ukraine’s economy is on the rise, and many positive achievements were reached. But 2018 begins with one awful reality: ongoing attacks against the new anti-corruption agencies have revealed to the world just how reluctant the establishment is to give up its rent-seeking activities any time soon.
The IMF has made it very clear that further funding is contingent upon effective anti-corruption action. But with a presidential race looming in 2019, the latter is far from guaranteed.
More about economic perspectives, please, read at our last quarterly report “2017 Results Mixed; 2018 Prospects Good”.