Optimism and Challenges


After two months of peaceful protests and a month of deadly attacks that left 100 protestors dead, the Yanukovych dictatorship has collapsed. The day after agreeing to limit his authority, the president fled Kyiv.  But the story is far from over. Viktor Yanukovych is refusing to recognize the new authorities, and we are observing separatist tactics in the southeast and Crimea, as Moscow threatens to “protect” Russians in Ukraine. More about recent tendencies you can read in our new report “Optimism and Challenges”. The full report could be obtained through subscription at Global Source (  Trial access is available.

Summary of Economic Overview

February 25, 2014