U.S.-Ukraine Business Council hosted it’s traditional working briefings with Anders Aslund, senior fellow, Atlantic Council to discuss Ukraine’s economic situation in 2020. This meeting took place on Wednesday, Feb 5 in Washington, D.C.

Hardly you could find more top experts on Ukraine in one room! Former U.S. Ambassadors to Ukraine Williams Taylor and John Herbst, Ambassador Daniel Fried, IMF and World Bank directors for Ukraine Vladyslav Rashkovan and Roman Kachur and U.S. Government representatives from USTR, State Department and Commerce brought their remarks.

In the picture left to right; 1-st row: Betsy Hafner, USTR; Amb. John Herbst; Morgan Williams, Amb. William Taylor; 2-nd row: Julita Cara, Deloitte; Joe Oliver, Deloitte; Yaroslav Dovgopol, Ukrinform; Orsana Sukhina, Formerly US Embassy in Kyiv; Jonathan Katz, German Marshall Fund

Mr. Aslund was very positive about the overall situation and economic stabilization process but clearly emphasized that Ukraine needs real reforms and more reform-minded people in Government. 

In the picture left to right: Roman Kachur, The World Bank; Anders Aslund, Atlantic Council; Morgan Williams, USUBC. 

Land privatization, interest rates, state enterprise sale, GDP growth, IMF role for Ukraine's economy stabilization, US perception of Ukraine after the impeachment process – these and many other critical subjects were brought to the table during this meeting. 


In the picture: Amb. Daniel Fried, commenting on key priorities and threats for Ukraine in the nearest future

Over 40 business and public organizations participated in this roundtable, including: 

CRDF Global; Deloitte; American Councils for International Education; U.S. State Department; Ministry of  Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine; USTR; Institute of International Finance; CIPE; German Marshall Fund; RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group; U.S.-Ukraine Foundation; Amsted Rail Russia-CIS; BGR Group; Booz Allen Hamilton; BGR Group; Trade Bistro Advisory; Embassy of Ukraine in the USA; The Peoples Group Ltd; IMF; Depsol Technologies, LLC; Ukrainian American Bar Association; Ukrainian National Information Service; U.S. Department of Commerce; Culhane Meadows PLLC and others...

In the picture: Vladyslav Rashkovan, IMF, making comments about the IMF role in Ukraine economy stabilization.
Anders Aslund serves as a Senior Advisor to U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).