A Civil Cold War, Set to Escalate


“Civil cold war” is a phrase that describes the domestic situation well.  The authorities keep living in a reality of their own making, assuming people will accept it, and that the protests will wane. Yet many Ukrainians don’t foresee a continuation of the status quo: that is, they don’t foresee a continuation of administrative pressure, police repression and widespread budget embezzlement. Euro-integration has now become only a symbol of protest, not its essence. More about economic perspectives, please, read at our last quarterly report “A Civil Cold War, Set to Escalate”. The full report could be obtained through subscription at Global Source (   Trial access is available.

Ukrainian Economic Outlook

December 30, 2013