Past eventResearch Event

Ukraine - Between a Political and Financial Crisis

15 January 2009 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Chatham House, London


Alexander Bogomolov, Association of Middle East Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine

Discussant: James Sherr, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House



After months of political deadlock, the Orange coalition has pulled itself back together for a third time to form what appears to be a new governing coalition. However, the fundamental dispute over competencies, responsibilities, and power is unresolved, and the political situation remains unstable. Meanwhile, Ukraine's foreign policy has lost momentum, and the country faces a daunting list of domestic challenges, now compounded by the impact of the global financial crisis.

Alexander Bogomolov, a leading expert on Ukraine's domestic and foreign policy, will discuss the political and economic challenges facing the country in the coming year.