Ukraine has a lot of potential...

- Stephen Balinskas of Empire State Capital Asset Management ("ESAM"), which is Advisor to the Ukraine Recovery Fund. 

Mr. Balinskas was interviewed for the following report by National Public Radio ("NPR") in December 2014. 

Creditors demand payment from Mriya as prospect of bankruptcy looms for agriholding

Kyiv Post - 15.10.2014

Editor’s Note: This is  article was updated to include a response the Kyiv Post received from Mriya Agro Holding on Oct. 15.

Mriya Agro Holding’s creditors appear to have lost patience with how the giant farmer was handling nearly $800 million-$1 billion in debt restructuring, and have called on $534 million worth of liabilities to be paid.

The Cabinet of Ministers will change a scheme of privatization

Forbes Ukraine - 04.09.2014

A floatation of Ukrainian state-owned enterprises on western exchanges will allow for determining the fair price of public industries. But a "fair" doesn't necessarily mean a "high" price. The government wants to change the procedure for privatization of state property, and abandon the system of auctions which was used previously. The new scheme supposes a “trial” placement  of minority stakes (less than 5%) of the Ukrainian state companies on western exchanges during the initial stage of privatization.