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In search of new routes. Ukraine’s foreign trade after the Revolution of Dignity
In search of new routes. Ukraine’s foreign trade after the Revolution of Dignity

Author(s): Sławomir Matuszak
Contributor(s): Adam Eberhardt (Editor), Wojciech Konończuk (Editor), Anna Łabuszewska (Editor), Halina Kowalczyk (Editor), Ilona Duchnowicz (Translator), Katarzyna Kazimierska (Editor)
Subject(s): National Economy, Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Economic development, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Ukraine; foreign trade; international relations; economic policy; cooperation with Russia; economic relations with European Union;
Summary/Abstract: The multi-vector policy, i.e. manoeuvring between the West and Russia without becoming involved in integration projects with either of them, which Ukraine had been following since it regained independence also had an economic aspect. Trade with Russia and other post-Soviet countries, the European Union and the rest of the world was equally important for Kyiv albeit for different reasons. Ukraine’s unwillingness to make binding decisions whether to establish closer co-operation with Russia or the EU was to a great extent an effect of its concern about the negative impact of this move on economic relations with the remaining areas. Ukrainian oligarchs, the main beneficiaries of income from exports, also failed to take a joint stance of integration processes in the region and were satisfied with the state of suspension in which Ukraine had found itself.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-65827-28-9
  • Page Count: 40
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English