“Asserting Economic Freedom in Ukraine”, Yuriy Yakymenko and Vasyl Yurchyshyn (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

In February 2022, Ukraine turned another page in the history of mankind, quickly emerging as one of the leading actors after long playing a minor role in global politics and economy. This was primarily due to the Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance to full-scale Russian aggression. At the same time, Ukraine’s fight reflected the peculiarities and contradictions of the modern globalised world in a new way, inspiring the search for a renewed, acceptable world order. It was not the «end of history» or the «end of civilisation», but rather the beginning of a new civilisational order largely shaped by two world poles — liberal democratic and autocratic. 

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