“How Ukraine Lost it Investment Paradise,”

headlined an article in the National Interest that blames the nation’s plummeting foreign investment on “Ukrainian authorities [falling] into the same trap of keeping their system semi-reformed, leaving Ukraine in economic and social stagnation.” Noting that foreign direct investment fell from $4.5 billion in 2019 to $400 million last year, the authors charge: “Ukraine’s top echelon has been sliding back to corruption after short reboot attempts undertaken during fall 2019—winter 2020.” The piece was written by Oleksiy Honcharuk, Ukraine’s Prime