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Donbas Trade Blockade Poses a Challenge to Ukrainian Authorities
Donbas Trade Blockade Poses a Challenge to Ukrainian Authorities

Author(s): Daniel Szeligowski
Subject(s): Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Developing nations, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Ukraine; conflict; Eastern Europe; trade
Summary/Abstract: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s ad-hoc decision to authorise the trade blockade of Russia-occupied parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions was taken to diminish the risk of political instability in the country. However, the blockade will not solve the problem of the lack of a coherent state policy towards that area and poses a challenge to Ukraine’s energy security. Poland, for its part, has instruments it can use to support the modernisation of Ukraine’s energy system.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English