What Will Another "Break-Up" with Russia Bring

February 22, 2018

The decision of the Cabinet of Ministers on the termination of the economic cooperation programme between Ukraine and the Russian Federation should have been adopted a long time ago, since it is inadmissible to conduct business with the aggressor country.

This Government decision will not be a severe blow to Ukraine's economy. Ukraine's main dependence on Russia was in the energy sector. And at this point, this issue has largely been solved. Also, certain problems may arise in the nuclear power sector, as Ukraine cannot abruptly abandon procurement of nuclear fuel and equipment from Russia. However, there are few of these problem areas.

Director of Economic Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Vasyl YURCHYSHYN


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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