Criminal violence is exploding throughout Eastern Ukraine, while the economy sinks further into the red. Yet positive developments under the surface lead us to take an optimistic outlook. Ukrainian society is sick, and the road to recovery will be hard. But at least the patient has stabilized, and is showing a passionate will to live. More about recent tendencies you can read in our new report “Fending Off the Aggressor”. The full report could be obtained through subscription at Global Source (www.globalsourcepartners.com). Trial access is available.