Richard has been working on agricultural policy and EU integration as well as running commercial projects for 25 years in Central and Eastern Europe, including in Ukraine for the past 10 years.
The views expressed in his articles are his own private views and do not represent any organisation.
Ukraine is in a poor but temporary condition and cannot be compared to mature economies like Greece or Spain
The last part of the series looking at the underlying causes of the crisis in Ukraine
A three part guide to the crisis in Ukraine. In Part II the author discusses the relationship between economics and politics in Ukraine.
A three part guide to the crisis in Ukraine. In Part I the author looks at the international political context following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
What is going on in the Ukraine-Russia conflict?