Week’s milestones. YES forum and Saakashvili row
Viktor Pinchuk confirmed his skills of the builder of communication platforms. Petro Poroshenko tried to ease tensions with businesses amid latest raids by law enforcers. Volodymyr Groysman is concerned over the parliamentary majority. Mikheil Saakashvili is reaping the fruits of the "will of the people." Yulia Tymoshenko plays her traditional role.
Week’s balance: Budget-2018, IMF audit, and hryvnia losing shape
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved and submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a draft budget for 2018, Deputy Managing Director of the IMF David Lipton inspected how Ukraine fulfilled obligations under the program of cooperation with the Fund and appreciated the progress in the stabilization of the Ukrainian economy, while the hryvnia continued its downward trend - these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.
Sheikh Said Ismagilov: Terrorists could be of any religion. Like "Russian Orthodox Army" in Donbas... But no one has ever used the term "Orthodox terrorist"
Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine “Ummah” Sheikh Said Ismagilov sat down with UNIAN to speak about Ukrainian Muslims under the occupation, the differences between the Muslims in Western and Central Europe, the global trend of Islamophobia, the Kremlin’s anti-Muslim policy, and why Islam in Russia is controlled by the FSB security service.
Week’s milestones. Presidential solo, Saakashvili's return and struggle for reforms
Petro Poroshenko tried to outline the priorities of the state in the short term - before the start of the election campaign. Mikheil Saakashvili proved that the goal justifies all means, but nobody canceled the need for "Plan B". The government celebrated the adoption of the law "On Education" and is preparing for new battles around the proposed reforms.
Week’s balance: President's address, preparation for winter, and nervous hryvnia
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in his annual address to the parliament outlined the main tasks to achieve the country’s stable development, the government took up preparations for the heating season and assured that it would pass unhindered, while Naftogaz declared the need to attract European partners to the management of the gas transmission system - these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.