Though several Ukrainian officials downplayed the chances of the ceasefire holding, it seems that Ukraine’s struggling economy is not up for a major resumption of hostilities.
Yatsenyuk talked up the country being “drained by war,” though its economy was already on the brink of collapse before the eastern rebellion broke out. Still, he aimed to blame “Russian military aggression” for the losses.
At the same time, Yatsenyuk talked of the need for “radical changes and reforms” to get the country back in financial order, including reducing the number of different forms of taxation.
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