Last year, the economy of Ukraine contracted 6.8 percent, according to fresh state figures. The currency, meanwhile, has lost 60 percent of its value against the dollar in the past year, the Global Post website writes.
Nevertheless, says Andriy Bychenko, Director of sociological service at the Razumkov Center, many Ukrainians believe they’ll be spared the very worst. “You can’t say they’re looking at this with optimism,» he said, “but in any case the majority [of the population] doesn’t expect a collapse.”
Mr. Bychenko, the sociologist, agrees that any overtures aimed at boosting Ukrainians’ collective resolve is helpful in the current crisis. Nonetheless, …read more
Source: Razumkov Centre