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Latest update : 2014-03-03

Ronald Freeman, Supervisory Board Director, Sberbank of Russia

The future of Ukraine is being sketched out after the dramatic departure of Viktor Yanukovich from the presidency. There is a lot of political uncertainty, but one certainty is that Ukraine needs outside help to avoid going bankrupt. Russia pledged 15 billion dollars last year, but put the lifeline on hold, citing political turmoil.

For more on Ukraine's economy and the Russian connection, France 24's Markus Karlsson talks to Ronald Freeman. He is a board member at some of Russia's biggest companies, including lender Sberbank and steel maker Severstal.
 

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2015-02-12 economy

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2015-02-05 economy

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2015-01-29 cyberspace

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2015-01-24 world economy

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