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Russia Parts Ways With a Longtime Trade Partner

Apr 19, 2017 | 09:14 GMT
Russia Parts Ways With a Longtime Trade Partner
The conflict in Ukraine's east has dealt a heavy blow to its economic relationship with Russia.
(SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

By all appearances, the Ukrainian and Russian economies seem certain to keep drifting apart in the years ahead. Though it is unlikely that all economic activity between Donbas and Ukraine proper will cease -- practical arrangements such as electricity swaps, for example, will be maintained -- most legal railway and cargo trade will be terminated....

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