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Mariia Chaplia

About Mariia Chaplia

Mariia Chaplia is Communications Associate Intern at Students for Liberty. She studied law at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and global affairs at the Civil and Political School. She is a recent graduate of the Charles Koch Internship Programme.

What Went Wrong in Ukraine – And When?

Since the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the ongoing war with Russia, Ukraine has been branded as a villain seeking foreign assistance. With National Bank reserves of 5 billion euros and a public debt equal to 80.2 per cent of GDP, Ukraine will have to repay 38 billion euros of EU loans over the next five years. As with people, help from the outside usually brings bad results if there is no incentive to take responsibility over one’s own future by reflecting on past mistakes. So what went wrong for Ukraine – and when?

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