Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the Ukrainian capital.
August 2, 2022
A financial crisis has begun in Ukraine. The hryvnia is in free fall. The national bank has ordered exchange kiosks not to display the exchange rate. The government is running a deficit it can’t cover and companies are defaulting on their bonds.
May 25, 2022
There have been several calls for Ukraine to give up territory to Russia and get a quick peace, including from French President Emmanuel Macron, Henry Kissinger and the New York Times.
November 17, 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson caused a stir on November 15, saying that Europe has to choose between buying Russian hydrocarbons or backing Ukraine. But as Ukraine reports there are no troops, these comments are more about hype than threat.
September 3, 2021
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy finally had his first face-to-face meeting with his American counterpart Joe Biden on Wednesday, September 1. The talks went on for two hours, instead of the scheduled one and covered a long shopping list of wishes.
May 30, 2021
Ukraine’s economy is recovering nicely and looks forward to strong growth in 2021, but a number of uncertainties remain.