Reform is stalled for several reasons, mainly because the population is not prepared for changes and because of the populism of officials and politicians.
All Normandy Four leaders work for their domestic audiences.
Participants in a congress of the so-called Union of Donbas Volunteers have been promised that Russia will have annexed Donbas by the end of October, although LB.ua's sources in the Russian presidential administration do not verify these allegations. A "canard" may have been used to make militants less aggressive as they grow increasingly more disillusioned with the ideology of the "Russian world".
For Clinton's campaign it was important to present this leakage as a scoop, which may ruin Trump chances for presidency. The move was quite technological: The New York Times as the source, the documents allegedly leaked by an insider from Trump's inner circle.
The National Bank of Ukraine still has not transferred to the national budget 38.164bn hryvnyas of its 2015 revenues, because the central bank's council that has to approve the transaction has not been formed. The president has not nominated his representatives to the council. Why does it take him so long?
The economy of Ukraine has for the first time over the past few years started to grow. It's a good news. However, in order to finally push from the bottom, we need not just growth, but the explosive growth in the course of several decades. How to achieve this?
In their current form, the Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics (LDPR) and the war in Donbas are the bone which stuck in the Kremlin's throat and made it choke: it has to support the occupied territories with Ukrainian citizens suffering there. Moscow is also suffering huge reputational and financial (sanctions) losses in the international arena.
A new political season has started in Ukraine. However, the key issues on the agenda have not been clearly defined. Petro Poroshenko's statements at the opening session of parliament only offer approximate reference points. LB.ua attempted to highlight the issues on the political agenda of the season which will have a serious impact on the domestic and foreign political situation in the coming months.