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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Ukrainian capital.

KYIV BLOG: Manafort caught in Ukrainian web

August 17, 2016

The embarrassment the revelations that Paul Manafort worked for the disgraced Yanukovych is causing the Trump campaign is symptomatic of the shifting sands that is foreign relations between east and west these days.

COMMENT: Fragile balance in Ukraine politics shaken by economy minister's resignation

February 3, 2016

The resignation of Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius has shaken the fragile balance in Ukrainian politics and could herald a collapse in the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

KYIV BLOG: Ukraine's European dream is dying

February 3, 2016

Ukraine’s dream of becoming a normal European country suffered a major blow when Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius, one of a handful of true reformers, quit, accusing the leadership of blatant corruption.

KYIV BLOG: With political startups and comebacks, Ukraine’s oligarchs are on the move

November 30, 2015

Rinat Akhmetov is considering abandoning his support of the pro-Russian Opposition Bloc to launch a new political project, while fellow billionaire businessman Dmitry Firtash intends to return to Ukraine from his exile in Vienna.

KYIV BLOG: Shadowy streets of Ukraine capital seen immune to shiny new police

November 13, 2015

Questions remain over how effective Ukraine's new shiny police force is in dealing with gritty everyday life, in a country where just under half the economy operates in the shadows.

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