Assertion of economic freedom in Ukraine

April 09, 2023

In February 2022, Ukraine turned another page in the history of mankind — the country parted with a secondary role in the world politics and economy and became one of its leading actors.

First of all, this happened as a result of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the full-scale Russian aggression. At the same time, Ukraine's struggle against Russian aggression reflected the peculiarities and contradictions of the modern globalized world in a new way, contributing to the search of a new acceptable world order. It was not the "end of history" or the "end of civilization", but the beginning of a new civilizational system, which is largely shaped under the influence of the two world poles — liberal-democratic and autocratic.


The global economic environment in general and Ukrainian in particular at the beginning of 2022 was shaped by the combination of global challenges prompted by the persistent coronavirus crisis with overwhelming internal and external political and economic contradictions. It disrupted economic development and limited opportunities for accelerated post-coronavirus recovery. At the same time, such a tangle of divergent factors weakened the liberal foundations of development, especially for emerging countries, such as Ukraine.

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Yuriy Yakymenko

President, Editor-in-Chief of "National Security and Defence" Journal

Born in 1967 in Cherkasy


National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Faculty of Philosophy (1991)

University of Manchester (the UK), Department of Government, post-graduate course in Political Theory, MA (Econ) (1994)

National Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy, post-graduate course in Social Philosophy (1995). The author of about 200 publications

Ph.D. in Political Science (2013). The author of about 40 research papers and more than 200 publications in media


1991 – 1995 — Expert in Public Relations of the Ukrainian Union of Afghan War Veterans

1995 – 2002 — Senior Consultant, Chief Consultant, Head of Division, Deputy Head of the Main Department of Domestic Policy of the Administration of the President of Ukraine

Most recent position at State Service — Deputy Head of the Department for Analysis and Prognosis of Home Policy of the Administration of the President of Ukraine. State Servant of the 4th rank

April 2002 – May 2005  — Razumkov Centre Leading Expert, Political and Legal Programmes

May 2005 – November 2011 — Director of Political and Legal Programmes

November 2011 – June 2020 — Deputy Director General, Director of Political and Legal Programmes

June 2020 — ongoing — President of the Razumkov Centre

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