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KYIV BLOG: Has Zelenskiy broken with Kolomoisky?

June 2, 2020

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has recently made several bold moves that directly run against the interests of his mentor and sponsor oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky

KYIV BLOG: Ukraine battered by the winds of crisis, but still standing on its feet

May 26, 2020

As one of the poorest countries in the region that is in a very weak macroeconomic position, Ukraine is one of the most vulnerable to the series of external shocks delivered in the last two months.

KYIV BLOG: Zelenskiy’s honeymoon is over as his first year in office comes to an end

April 16, 2020

A year after his landslide election victory Zelenskiy’s popularity has been reduced but he still retains more support than any other senior politician, although the decisions he is making now will undermine his position

KYIV BLOG: Put Kolomoisky on all the international sanctions lists

April 9, 2020

The Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky should be put on every international sanction list as his selfish efforts to regain control of Privatbank threaten to cause a major economic meltdown for the whole country and a decade of misery