14 May 2018
During the years following the Revolution of Dignity in 2014 reforms of Ukrainian legal framework, judiciary and law enforcement were driven by two key goals – fight against high level corruption and cutting of pressure on business from the law enforcement.
29 November 2017
Since the time of the Soviet Union (USSR) and pursuant to Ukraine’s Constitution, medical care in Ukrainian public hospitals (most hospitals are public hospitals) is supposed to be “free of charge” for all citizens. However, unlike the USSR, Ukraine is simply unable to sufficiently finance the extremely high costs associated with providing such free healthcare as well as maintain the outdated infrastructure of a number of public healthcare facilities. As a result, many patients in the Ukraine must pay for their healthcare, although these payments are often made “unofficially” (e.g., directly to doctors). Given this tension, as well as other weaknesses of Ukrainian healthcare system, many have called for its reform.