Ukraine: from countering aggression to recovery and development

August 22, 2022

Through its courageous fight for independence, Ukraine has accelerated global awareness of the priorities of human development and the importance of protecting freedom and justice. It has adjusted priorities, and partnerships, encouraged the creation of renewed alliances and institutions, and strengthened acceptance of the values of civilisation, by the world community.

On the 24th of February 2022, Ukraine turned a page in the global history of mankind. Whilst previously playing minor roles in world politics and economy, the country has now become one of its leading actors. The events in Ukraine have essentially divided all countries of the world into two major parts. The criteria of this division are, on the one hand, — how a country responds to aggression, how much it is ready to help a partner country and maintain tough sanctions against the aggressor, and on the other hand, — how much a country remains “indifferent” to the unprovoked aggressive actions of one country against another or even accepts the excuses of the aggressor.

The victorious fight of Ukraine against russian aggression has become a politically important stabilising factor and will further contribute to the security and territorial integrity of many countries, and thus will arise as an important factor in peaceful world development.

Read the entire analytical issue in pdf.

The analytical issue is a part of the publication “Geopolitical and geoeconomic changes shaped by russian aggression and renewal of the place of Ukraine in the world” presented at the Razumkov Centre site in Ukrainian.

Vasyl Yurchyshyn

Director, Economic Programmes

Born in 1955 in Kamyanets-Podilskyi.


T. Shevchenko Kyiv State University, Department of Cybernetics (1977).

Institute of Public Administration and Local Government at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (1994).

Professor in Public Administration. Author of nearly 100 scientific works.


In 1977–1993, worked at the Kyiv University as an engineer, research fellow and senior research fellow;

1994–1999 — head economic researcher at the International Centre for Policy Studies, Fund for Banking and Finance Development;

1999–2004 — Assistant Professor, Department of Economic Policy of the Ukrainian (currently, National) Academy of Public Administration, office of the President of Ukraine;

1999–2004 — Research Director at the Agency of Humanitarian Technologies, later — Agency for Social Analysis;

2002–2003 — advisor to the Minister of Economy of Ukraine;

since April, 2004 — Professor, Department of Economic Policy of the National Academy of Public Administration, office of the President of Ukraine;

since June, 2005 — Economic Programmes Director at Razumkov Centre.

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