Baltic Rim Economies 2/2021

A special issue on Ukraine

Published on the 31st of March 2021

Ukraine: Reflect on 2020 to move forward in 2021

“At the dawn of the 2020s, Ukraine stands firmly on its European and Euro-Atlantic integration path that it affirmed during the Revolution of Dignity and has been able to defend for the last 7 years despite Russian aggression.”

Dmytro Kuleba,
Minister for Foreign Affairs,

A democratic, stable and prosperous Ukraine is also of Finland’s interest

“Finland is and will be a staunch supporter of Ukraine. It is in our interest to have a democratic, stable and prosperous Ukraine as our next-door neighbour. Our goals with Ukraine are manifold. We support the efforts to end the conflict and restore Ukraine’s control over its whole territory, including Crimea.”

Pekka Haavisto,
Minister for Foreign Affairs,

The steadfast partnership between the United States and Ukraine

“In January, Americans celebrated the resilience of our democratic institutions when President Biden swore an oath to protect the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  The President’s words were especially resonant in Kyiv, simultaneously underscoring the values we share and the challenges we face alongside the people of Ukraine.”

Kristina Kvien,
Chargé d’Affaires a.i.,
U.S. Embassy,
Kyiv, Ukraine

Dilemma of political transition in New Post-Soviet Ukraine

“Ukraine is now on the threshold of a mission impossible; it is trying to liberate itself from the Russia’s political influence. In order to survive Ukraine seeks desperately new friends from Europe and overseas. The situation is difficult; Ukraine suffered severely in the economic crisis of 2008 and it is still recovering.”

Arto Luukkanen,
Dr., University Lecturer of Russian and East-European Studies,
University of Helsinki,

Baltic Rim Economies 2/2021 includes the following Expert articles

Dmytro Kuleba: Ukraine: Reflect on 2020 to move forward in 2021

Pekka Haavisto: A democratic, stable and prosperous Ukraine is also of Finland’s interest

Witold Waszczykowski: Stop Russia and defend Eastern Europe

Valentyn Nalyvaichenko: Sanctions as economic weapon to protect territorial integrity and sovereignty

Peter Östman: International relations in the Age of Pandemic

Matti Maasikas: Reforms in Ukraine – A second act or a second wave?

Antti Hartikainen: Justice in Ukraine: Prosecutorial reform is Zelensky’s biggest test

Kristina Kvien: The steadfast partnership between the United States and Ukraine

Olga Dibrova: Ukraine – Finland cooperation: The prospects

Mykhaylo Komarnytskyy: Ukrainian public diplomacy in the XXI Century: Evolution and practice

Andy Hunder: Why Ukraine’s business community has high hopes for the Biden presidency

Martti J. Kari: Will the Biden regime bring peace to eastern Ukraine?

Vasyl Myroshnychenko: UK-Ukraine trade deal

Arto Luukkanen: Dilemma of political transition in New Post-Soviet Ukraine

Johannes Remy: Ukrainian government adopts a softer line on history policy

Victor Rud: Ukraine invades Russia, recovers lost lands

Peter Dickinson: Putin is doomed to enter Russian history as the man who lost Ukraine

Vladimir Dubrovskiy: Zelenskiy against Kremlin: A stormy year ahead

Pasi Eronen: Eastern Ukraine under foreign rule looks towards history that never was

Matthew Schaaf: Six years after Maidan, how free is Ukraine?

Yana Prymachenko: Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial between third memory boom and hybrid war

Andrzej Fałkowski: Ukrainian Defense Reform continuous effort

Boye Garder Lillerud: Ukraine-Norway military cooperation: A short overview

Roman Horbyk: Mobile phone: Connecting soldiers?

Oleksandr Sukhodolia: Energy and the Eurointergation of Ukraine for the European security

Nataliya Teramae: Between freedom of speech and national security

Stanislav Maliar: Television as a critical infrastructure of Ukraine

Oksana Syroyid: Privatization disorder: The cause of oligarchic monopolies and the undermined rule of law

Sergiy Tsivkach: Ukraine: an emerging investment destination in Europe

Andrii Borovyk: Realities of Ukraine and progress of anti-corruption reform

Victor Liakh: The anti-corruption and economic effect of e-services in Ukraine

Oksana Holovko-Havrysheva: Does consumer protection matter for the approximation agenda in Ukraine?

Mariya Zubrytska: Baltic-Black Sea Education Shield

Gabriela Miranda: The COVID-19 in Ukraine: The match point

Iván Farías Pelcastre, Alona Anokhina & Deniz Yaralı: Ukraine is wrong (and right) to prohibit the Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Valeriia Loiko: The impact of the pandemic on business development in Ukraine

Tetiana Kostiuk & Olha Vyhovska: Ukrainian way to provide education in pandemic

Jarkko Lampiselkä: Ukrainian education is going digital

Kateryna Horiachko: Ukraine is a popular and safe destination for travelers

Tetiana Polozova & Iryna Sheiko: Trends of digitalization process in Ukraine

Kari Liuhto: Some myths concerning Ukraine’s relations with Russia