The new communication route connecting China with Ukraine, launched in mid-January, is the first step in pushing Russia out of the transit of goods all the way from the Great Wall to the Eiffel Tower.
The Ukrainian economic migration to Poland and Europe at large is going to continue rising sharply, helped by the European Commission’s recent decision to move towards introducing visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens.
The blackout caused by the destruction of the power lines connecting the occupied Crimea with mainland Ukraine has shown that Russia has done nothing to invest in the elementary infrastructure of the annexed peninsula.
The Ukrainian power industry has become yet another sector of the economy that requires immediate strategic solutions. It is sinking, but the ruling elite is focused on the struggle for influence and money.
The Ukrainian authorities are trying to create an image of a country of reforms and strong anti-corruption attitude. The well-known economist Arthur Laffer is going to help the government, because without reforms Ukraine cannot count on further financial assistance.