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2017: a Heavy Year. What We Did Wrong

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CASE Ukraine`s Executive Director Dmytro Boyarchuk evaluated 2017 in the ‘Novoye Vremia’ media outlet publication.

According to him, the year was dynamic and not easy. That year, firstly, relations with the occupied Donbas were broken, but this did not affect the growth of the economy.

Secondly, inflation this year turned out to be 13%.

Thirdly, the scandal with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

In general, he delivers a pessimistic assessment: nobody believes in Ukraine anymore. The country can cope with the payment of debts, so it is more important for Ukrainian politicians to win elections than to receive the next tranche from the IMF until 2019.

December 26, 2017