Debt and reconstruction

This page presents debates in the Ukrainian and European left about the post-war future of Ukraine. The focus is currently on cancellation of Ukraine’s unsustainable debt, the social and economic policies needed to build a better Ukraine after the war, and the future relationship with the European Union.

Ukrainians have shown extraordinary heroism and resilience in pushing back the imperialism Russian invasion. But are Ukraine’s successes on the battlefield at risk of being undermined by the government’s economic policy on the ‘home front’? In our latest podcast Alena Ivanova and Luke Cooper discuss the country’s economic future and the risks ahead with Yuliya Yurchenko, senior lecturer in political economy at Greenwich University and author of Ukraine and The Empire of Capital: from Marketisation to Armed Conflict (Pluto, 2018).