According to Ukrainian economists, the rising tensions in Ukraine have scared away foreign investors and may cause a number of other adverse effects in the future, so the government should prepare for the long-term consequences for the economy.
The poor condition of Ukraine's transport infrastructure is effectively impeding the economic development. The Ukrainian government has announced fundamental policy changes and an enormous injection of funds for infrastructure.
Ukraine and the IMF have agreed upon a new program of financial assistance. The previous program ended in failure — the government in Kiev did not receive the full amount of assistance funds and the expected economic effects were not achieved.